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Midnight Sun
Lionel Hampton
Midnight Sun
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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Lionel Hampton's post-World War II big band was a popular attraction but also served as an incubator for future bop stars like bassist Charles Mingus, pianist Milt Buckner, and saxophonists Arnett Cobb and Johnny Griffin. ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Lionel Hampton
Title: Midnight Sun
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Grp Records
Original Release Date: 7/20/1993
Release Date: 7/20/1993
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Swing Jazz, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 011105062527, 011105062541, 011105162524, 4007198757071

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Lionel Hampton's post-World War II big band was a popular attraction but also served as an incubator for future bop stars like bassist Charles Mingus, pianist Milt Buckner, and saxophonists Arnett Cobb and Johnny Griffin. This material, from 1946-'47, includes the forward-looking "Mingus Fingers" among a red-hot set that features such barn-burners as "Rockin' in Rhythm," "Airmail Special," "Cobb's Idea," and "Red Top." Hampton himself is a dervish on the vibraphones, an instrument he almost single-handedly created as a jazz voice. His performance on "How High the Moon" is worth the price of admission alone. --John Swenson