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Lionel Hampton On Piano Jazz

Lionel Hampton.
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Lionel Hampton.

Vibraphonist Lionel Hampton (1908–2002) was one of the most influential figures in the history of jazz. He made the vibes a vital voice in the arsenal of jazz instruments, and gained international fame while playing in Benny Goodman's small groups and leading his own orchestra.

On this 1989 episode of Piano Jazz, Hampton and host Marian McPartland duet in a set that includes "Sweet Georgia Brown" and "Mack The Knife."

Originally broadcast in the spring of 1989.

Set List

  • "Teach Me Tonight" (Kahn, DePaul)
  • "Sweet Georgia Brown" (Bernie, Casey, Pinkard)
  • "Midnight Sun" (Burke, Mercer, Hampton)
  • "How High The Moon" (Hamilton, Lewis)
  • "What's New" (Burke, Haggart)
  • "Mack The Knife" (Weill, Brecht, Blitzstein)
  • "Flying Home" (Goodman, Hampton)
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