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Salute to Hamp
Teddy Charles
Salute to Hamp
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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There are two kinds of tribute recordings: those that simply try to simulate the original and those that seek their own approach to a celebrated artist's material. All the interesting ones, of course, are in the second cat...  more »

      
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All Artists: Teddy Charles
Title: Salute to Hamp
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rhino / Wea
Release Date: 7/18/2000
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Cool Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 081227984823

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There are two kinds of tribute recordings: those that simply try to simulate the original and those that seek their own approach to a celebrated artist's material. All the interesting ones, of course, are in the second category, and that's where vibraphonist-arranger Teddy Charles's tribute to Lionel Hampton belongs. Hampton's bands were hard-riffing explosions of energy with ballads often reserved as features for vocalists. No one ever accused them of refined good taste. Charles takes a subtler approach to Hampton's best-known repertoire with a group of musicians largely distinguished by restraint and harmonic invention, including Art Farmer on trumpet, Hank Jones on piano, and Bob Brookmeyer on valve trombone. Only Zoot Sims, a compulsively swinging tenor saxophonist in a Lester Young vein, really fits the original mold. The result is an engagingly cool take on some strong repertoire with Charles's own vibraphone, more liquid-sounding than Hampton's percussive approach, standing out. --Stuart Broomer

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