Total time: 72:28 min.
01. Newport (Slide Hampton) 9:10
02. Autumn Leaves (Prevert-Kosma) 3:24
03. Althea (Slide Hampton) 4:01
04. Jazz Corner (Slide Hampton) 4:22
05. Sometimes I Feel A Motherless Child (Traditional) 3:00
06. Go East, Young Man (Slide Hampton) 5:54
07. Patricia (Slide Hampton) 3:42
08. Woodyn' You (Dizzy Gillespie) 4:10
09. There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New York (George Gershwin) 3:46
10. Bess, You Is My Woman Now (George Gershwin) 3:47
11. Summertime (George Gershwin) 4:32
12. I Love You Porgy (George Gershwin) 2:35
13. It Ain't Necessarily So (George Gershwin) 4:53
The Cloister [Dance Suite] (Slide Hampton)
14. Part I: Impression 4:39
15. Part II: Obsession 4:12
16. Part III: Expression 2:58
17. Part IV: Possession 3:03
Tracks #1-8, from the album "And His Horn Of Plenty" (Strand Records SLS-1006)
Tracks #9-17, from the album "Two Sides of Slide" (Charlie Parker Records PLP-803)
All tracks arranged & conducted by Slide Hampton
Personnel on "And His Horn Of Plenty":
Freddie Hubbard, Booker Little, Burt Collins (trumpets), Slide Hampton (trombone, trombonium, piano), Bernard McKinney (flugel horn), George Coleman (tenor sax, clarinet), Jay Cameron (baritone sax, bass clarinet), George Tucker (bass), Pete LaRoca (drums), Kenny Dennis (drums on ##3 & 8), Charles Persip (drums on #2 & 7).
Recorded in New York City, 1959
Personnel on "Two Sides of Slide":
Hobart Dotson, Willie Thomas (trumpets), Slide Hampton, Ben Jacobs-El (trombones), George Coleman (tenor sax), Jay Cameron (baritone sax), Eddie Kahn (bass), Lex Humphries (drums).
Recorded by Bob Simpson in New York City, 1961
Liner notes by Bernie Newman
Original recordings produced by Marvin Holtzman [1-8] and Aubrey Mayhew [9-17]
Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol
Stereo · 24-Bit Digitally Remastered
Blue Moon Producciones Discograficas S.L.
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.
Scott Yanow —All Music Guide