Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Lionel Hampton And The Just Jazz All Stars|
Lionel Hampton And The Just Jazz All Stars In Concert
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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Where's the rest of the concert?
(4 out of 5 stars)
"While this is indeed a good CD, it is only half the concert. The rest of the concert (which I have on the original 10" LP and a 12" LP reissue) is even better, even though Hamp is only on the first number--Stardust. However, it is that recording of Stardust that is perhaps the greatest version of the song ever recorded--especially Hamp's solo. But he's paired with such stars as Barney Kessel, Charlie Shavers, Slam Stewart, Willie Smith on alto, etc. (sort of a JATP sound) and the cross-inspiration of the stars is incredible. The other three long tracks are the All-Stars without Hamp, which are just as swinging--if I remember correctly the tracks are Lady Be Good and One O'Clock Jump (I can't remember the last one). Apparently this was issued on CD briefly, but it's out of print. Someone ought to put these two together as a 2-CD set and present the entire concert together--it will be an incredible evening recreated."
Recorded jazz at its unparlleled best.
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Hands down this is one of, if not THE, best recorded jazz experiences of all time. It is that rare occurrence when the free flow of creativity inherent in jazz has been captured to be experienced by more than the immediate audience. This group, led by the incomparable Mr. Hampton, has produced one of the finest recordings of all time."
donald eardley | stoke on trent, staffs United Kingdom | 07/11/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"what more can be said, of the great lionel hampton, this cd takes me back to the 50s when music was great, i was lucky i suppose to have been around at the same time, but lets concentrate on the music,~~ i have this on the old vinal record along with others in my collection but sadly is almost worn out, the recordings are exactly the same , so i wonder if they were recorded off the original verve mastertape, but please take the time to listen to the tracks on this fantastic cd, i will guaretee you will like them but i do hope you will be as enthralled as i was listening to them after all those years, lets have more , i wish you good luck."