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Maxwell Davis - A Tribute to the Big Bands: Lionel Hampton & Woody Herman (2021)

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Maxwell Davis - A Tribute to the Big Bands: Lionel Hampton & Woody Herman (2021)

Maxwell Davis - A Tribute to the Big Bands: Lionel Hampton & Woody Herman (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 324 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 132 Mb | 00:57:40
Jazz, Big Band | Label: Fresh Sound Records

With signs of a resurgence of interest in big bands in the late 1950s, Maxwell Davis came up with the idea of producing a series of albums for Crown Records recorded in the finest stereophonic sound, in a tribute to such legendary bandleaders as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, Woody Herman, Charlie Barnet and Stan Kenton, among others. For this purpose, he wrote all new arrangements and reimagined and conducted a number of tribute bands to perform the music with the signature spirit that made their original leaders famous. The personnel for each album consisted primarily of prominent members and soloists who performed with the original bands, with additional valuable contributions from some of the best jazz musicians working in the Hollywood and New York studios.

V.A. - Americans In Paris: The City Of Love And All That Jazz [Recorded 1952-1959, 10CD Box Set] (2012)

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V.A. - Americans In Paris: The City Of Love And All That Jazz [Recorded 1952-1959, 10CD Box Set] (2012)

V.A. - Americans In Paris: The City Of Love And All That Jazz [Recorded 1952-1959, 10CD Box Set] (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 3,49 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 1,48 GB | Covers - 23 MB
Genre: Jazz, Mainstream Jazz, Hard Bop, Bop, Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: The Intense Media (233569)

This 10 CD set offers an exciting overview of some of the most important recordings made by American jazz stars in Paris in the Fifties. They are milestones of Modern Jazz, Bebop and Hard Bop recorded by some of the most important players of the time, including Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Lionel Hampton, Chet Baker, Sarah Vaughan, Mary Lou Williams, Lester Young and Donald Byrd. Treated like second class citizens at home, many American jazz stars not only got more recognition and respect in the French capital, but found much better playing conditions as well. From concert-halls like "L'Olympia" to the clubs of the "Latin Quarter" they were appreciated and celebrated, and their music met with a glowing enthusiasm.

Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra - 1942-1944 (1995)

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Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra - 1942-1944 (1995)

Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra - 1942-1944 (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 240 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 175 MB | Covers (11 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 803)

The Lionel Hampton Big Band made it big during the period covered by this CD. "Flying Home," which Hampton had recorded at least twice earlier with combos, became a sensation thanks to Illinois Jacquet's honking tenor (which largely launched R&B) and the excitement generated by Hampton and his band (including the screaming trumpet section). This disc covers most of the war years, has a few V-discs (including the hit version of "Flying Home" and a two-part remake), and such numbers as "Loose Wig," "Hamp's Boogie-Woogie," "Overtime," and "Tempo's Boogie." Jacquet was actually with Hampton for a relatively brief period of time, but Arnett Cobb proved to be a perfect replacement. Also quite notable in the band is pianist Milt Buckner (whose block chords became influential) and such high-note trumpeters as Ernie Royal, Cat Anderson, and Snooky Young.

VA - The Best Small Jazz Bands 1936-1955 (2007) 2CDs

Posted By: Designol
VA - The Best Small Jazz Bands 1936-1955 (2007) 2CDs

VA - The Best Small Jazz Bands 1936-1955 (2007) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 313 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 276 Mb | Scans ~ 113 Mb
Label: Frémeaux & Associés | # FA5194 | Time: 02:00:41
Classic Jazz, Early Jazz, Swing, Bop, Jazz-Blues, Rhythm & Blues

During its classic period, jazz saw the emergence of numerous regular small formations which successfully encouraged improvisation, enabling their best soloists a freedom of expression without any of the constraints of a big band. Jacques Morgantini allows us to discover this decisive period in the evolution of Jazz with this 36 tracks CD set featuring a 32 pages booklet.

Lionel Hampton - The Chronological Lionel Hampton: 1951-1953 (2006) [Classics 1429]

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Lionel Hampton - The Chronological Lionel Hampton: 1951-1953 (2006) [Classics 1429]

Lionel Hampton - The Chronological Lionel Hampton: 1951-1953 (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 267 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb | Scans included | 01:05:29
Swing, Marimba Jazz, Vibraphone Jazz, Jazz-Blues | Label: Classics | # 1429

Here is the 12th volume in the complete chronological recordings of Lionel Hampton as reissued by the Classics label. It opens with Hamp's final five recordings for the MGM label, waxed in Los Angeles on October 17, 1951. This was a 20-piece big band using charts written by Quincy Jones, and the music it made feels much different from what's to be heard in the next leg of Lionel Hampton's odyssey, a Norman Granz-produced quartet session with Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown and Buddy Rich, recorded in New York on September 2, 1953. While the big band sides are exciting and fun, with a hip vocal by Sonny Parker on "Don't Flee the Scene Salty" and a singalong routine led by Hamp on "Oh Rock," the quartet swings cohesively, stretching out for six, seven or nearly eleven minutes, for the LP era had begun and Norman Granz encouraged extended improvisations. The combination of Oscar Peterson and Lionel Hampton, whether cooking together on "Air Mail Special" or savoring the changes of a ballad like "The Nearness of You" made spirits to soar and sparks to fly.

Lionel Hampton - Paris Session 1956 (1989)

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Lionel Hampton - Paris Session 1956 (1989)

Lionel Hampton - Paris Session 1956 (1989)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 352 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 156 MB | Covers - 17 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: EMI France (251274-2)

This comparatively relaxed Lionel Hampton session finds the great vibraphonist, his longtime guitarist Billy Nackel and drumer Curley Hamner in a sextet also including three fine French jazzmen (pianist Claude Bolling, bassist Paul Rovere and the Coleman Hawkins' inspired tenor of Guy Lafitte. Alternating between ballads, standards and originals, the informal and somewhat loose music swings nicely with strong solos all around.

Lionel Hampton And His All-Stars - Air Mail Special (1973) [Reissue 2007]

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Lionel Hampton And His All-Stars - Air Mail Special (1973) [Reissue 2007]

Lionel Hampton And His All-Stars - Air Mail Special (1973) [Reissue 2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 107 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 83 MB | Covers (8 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Membran Music (223999-203)

This impossible-to-find LP from the 1950s contains two fine selections featuring a quartet comprised of Lionel Hampton, Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown and Buddy Rich but is most memorable for the other two numbers which add the great clarinetist Buddy DeFranco to the band. Their version of "It's Only a Paper Moon" is remarkably uptempo and really swings hard; Hampton challenges his fellow legends to some spectacular playing.

Lionel Hampton - Midnight Sun [Recorded 1946-47] (1993)

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Lionel Hampton - Midnight Sun [Recorded 1946-47] (1993)

Lionel Hampton - Midnight Sun [Recorded 1946-47] (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 202 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Swing, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: MCA Records/GRP Records (GRD-625)

Although firmly identified with Benny Goodman and the swing era, vibraphonist Lionel Hampton led one of the most bop-oriented and forward-looking big bands of the mid-to-late '40s; for proof of that check out "Mingus Fingers" (by Charles Mingus) on this CD. This set reissues some of Hampton's most boppish sides from 1946-47 along with the original version of "Midnight Sun" and is full of extroverted solos and exciting ensembles. Although tenorman Arnett Cobb (heard in the earlier selections) and pianist Milt Buckner are the best-known sidemen, such musicians as the screaming trumpeters Jimmy Nottingham and Leo "the Whistler" Sheppard and tenors Morris Lane, John Sparrow and the young Johnny Griffin provide their own strong moments.

Lionel Hampton - Ring Dem Vibes (1976) [Reissue 2000]

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Lionel Hampton - Ring Dem Vibes (1976) [Reissue 2000]

Lionel Hampton - Ring Dem Vibes (1976) [Reissue 2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 266 MB | Covers - 47 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (159 825-2)

Lionel Hampton's two-day session for Blue Star in 1976 was a very productive date; he only brought along two regulars, guitarist Billy Mackel and pianist/organist Reynold Mullins, but was joined by an assortment of outstanding European players, including pianist Raymond Fol, alto saxophonist Michel Attenoux (who had worked with Hampton before), trombonist Claude Gousset, tenor saxophonist Gerard Badini, bassist Michel Gaudry, and former Ellington drummer Sam Woodyard, who was living and working in Paris. Hampton was only 68 years old at the time of the recording and still had the reputation for wearing out men a third of his age on the bandstand; his enthusiasm is infectious from the opening number, "Ring Dem Bells," as he introduces each soloist in turn in a lively jam…

Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra - 1938-1939 (1990)

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Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra - 1938-1939 (1990)

Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra - 1938-1939 (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 262 MB | Covers (8 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 534)

Lionel Hampton's series of record dates leading all-star swing bands produced some of the more exciting music of the late '30s. Just on this CD alone, Hampton led groups with musicians drawn from the Duke Ellington, Earl Hines, Cab Calloway, and Benny Goodman big bands, among others. Among the more notable performances are Benny Carter's "I'm in the Mood for Swing," a swing version of Jelly Roll Morton's "Shoe Shiner's Drag," tenor saxophonist Chu Berry having one of his best showcases on "Sweethearts on Parade," and a romp on "Twelfth Street Rag." Through it all, Hampton (whether on vibes, two-fingered piano, drums, or singing) often steals the show.

Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra - 1937-1938 (1990)

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Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra - 1937-1938 (1990)

Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra - 1937-1938 (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 277 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 524)

In 1937, vibraphonist Lionel Hampton began leading a series of all-star swing recording dates. Although he would still be a member of Benny Goodman's organization for another three years, Hampton was a natural-born leader and his record dates featured top sidemen from a variety of major jazz bands. This CD begins the chronological reissue of all of this music (except alternate takes). Hampton is teamed with players from the Benny Goodman and Duke Ellington orchestras plus a large assortment of guests. Among the many highlights are "Hampton Stomp" (featuring Hampton playing rapid lines on the piano with two fingers), "Stompology," Johnny Hodges on "On the Sunny Side of the Street," and some good spots for Jonah Jones' trumpet.

Lionel Hampton With Oscar Peterson - Verve Jazz Masters 26 (1994) (Repost)

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Lionel Hampton With Oscar Peterson - Verve Jazz Masters 26 (1994) (Repost)

Lionel Hampton With Oscar Peterson - Verve Jazz Masters 26 (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 248 MB | Covers (14 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve Records (521 853-2)

Vibraphonist Lionel Hampton and pianist Oscar Peterson are the stars of this delightful collection of jazz recordings supervised by producer Norman Granz over an almost exactly 12-month period extending from 1953 to 1954. Granz's marvelous knack for bringing together excellent musicians resulted in the combined presence of trumpeters Roy Eldridge and Dizzy Gillespie, trombonist Bill Harris, clarinetist Buddy DeFranco, tenor saxophonists Ben Webster and Flip Phillips, guitarist Herb Ellis, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Buddy Rich. The combination of musical minds is extraordinary, and Hamp's amazing wavelength is dependably positive and uplifting.