Reference: FSRCD 349
Bar code: 8427328603492
3*** By All Music Guide.
1. Newport (S.Hampton)
2. Autumn Leaves (Prevert-Kosma)
3. Althea (S.Hampton)
4. Jazz Corner (S.Hampton)
5. Sometimes I Feel A Motherless Child
6. Go East, Young Man (S.Hampton)
7. Patricia (S.Hampton)
8. Woodyn' You (D.Gillespie)
9. There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New York
10.Bess, You Is My Woman Now (G.Gershwin)
12.I Love You Porgy (G.Gershwin)
13.It Ain't Necessarily So (G.Gershwin)
The Cloister (Dance Suite) (S.Hampton)
14.Part I Impression
15.Part II Obsession
16.Part III Expression
17.Part IV Possession
Tracks 1-8: Freddie Hubbard, Booker Little, Burt Collins (tp), Slide Hampton (tb, trombonium, p), Bernard McKinney (bar horn), George Coleman (ts, cl), Jay Cameron (bars, bcl), George Tucker (b), Pete LaRocca, Kenny Dennis, Charlie Persip (d).
Recorded in NYC, 1959
Tracks 9-17: Hobart Dotson, Willie Thomas (tp), Slide Hampton, Ben Jacobs-El (tb), George Coleman (ts), Jay Cameron (bars), Eddie Kahn (b), Lex Humphries (d).
Recorded in NYC, 1961
Slide Hampton has been a fine trombonist and arranger since the mid-'50s, helping to keep the tradition of bop alive in both his playing and his writing. After working with Buddy Johnson (1955-1956) and Lionel Hampton, he became an important force in Maynard Ferguson's excellent big band of 1957-1959. He led octets in the 1960s with such sidemen as Freddie Hubbard and George Coleman. After traveling with Woody Herman to Europe in 1968, Hampton settled overseas where he stayed very active. Since returning to the U.S. in 1977, he led his World of Trombones (which features nine trombonists), played in a co-op quintet called Continuum, and been involved in several Dizzy Gillespie tribute projects, recording in the 1990s for Telarc.
- by Scott Yanow.