Complete Jazztone Recordings (2-CD Set)
  • Jazztone 12" LP J-1238 Jazztone 12" LP J-1238
  • Jazztone 10"LP J-1040 Jazztone 10"LP J-1040
  • Jazztone 7" EP J-723 Jazztone 7" EP J-723
  • Lucky Thompson Lucky Thompson
  • Lionel Hampton Lionel Hampton

Lionel Hampton

Complete Jazztone Recordings (2-CD Set)

Fresh Sound Records

Ray Copeland (tp), Jimmy Cleveland (tb), Lucky Thompson (ts), Lionel Hampton (vib, marimba, p), Oscar Dennard (p), Oscar Pettiford (b), Gus Johnson (d)

Reference: FSRCD 446_2

Bar code: 8427328604468

This CD compiles for the first time all the tracks recorded by this Lionel Hamptons All-Star group in 1956. Originally produced by Jazztone Records, most of them appeared on a 12" LP (J-1238); the rest were released on a 10" (J-1040), and on a 7" EP (J-723). You will not only hear Hampton lead this group with his extraordinary dynamism and energy as a leader, and his phenomenal improvisational capacity as an instrumentalist (vibes, piano, marimba), but also shines in his role as a jazz composer of great feeling.

Hampton is surrounded here by some established jazz masters such as tenor saxophonist Lucky Thompson, bassist Oscar Pettiford, trombonist Jimmy Cleveland, drummer Gus Johnson, and by two then-newcomers to the scene: pianist Oscar Dennard, and trumpeter Ray Copeland. The music is full of rhythmic and blowing excitement thanks to the talents of the jazzmen involved, and comes close to stomping in several places.


CD 1
01. Romeos Gone Now
02. Over The Rainbow
03. Dark Eyes
04. Line For Lyons
05. Raindeer
06. Summertime
07. Too Much
08. Whats Your Hurry

CD 2
01. When Youre Smiling
02. A Ghost Of A Chance
03. Loch Lomond
04. Look! Four Hands
05. Undecided
06. My Man
07. Deep Purple
08. Take The A Train
09. Lionel Choo-Choo

Recorded in New York City, 1956


$16.30  (tax incl.)

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