Lionel Hampton

Hamp: The Legendary Decca Recordings

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A very nice two-disc set indeed, with a wonderful cross section of Hampton's career, with the focus rightfully on the pre-1950 stage, with the final few cuts taking Hampton as far as a 1963 club date with trumpeter Charlie Teagarden. The music here is often delicate, spun from silver, and it's doubtful you'll find a better compilation of jazz vibraphone work. One fascinating highlight: Hampton's 15-minute version of "Stardust."

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 3:15 Amazon
2 3:12 Amazon
3 3:05
4 3:06 Amazon
5 3:18
6 3:14 Amazon
7 3:08 Amazon
8 3:22 Amazon
9 3:16 Amazon
10 3:06 Amazon
11 2:45 Amazon
12 2:45 Amazon
13 2:49
14 2:29 Amazon
15 3:14 Amazon
16 2:46 Amazon
17 3:11 Amazon
18 2:32 Amazon
19 2:48 Amazon
20 4:10 Amazon
21 3:34 Amazon
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