Louis Armstrong and friends – Esquire Jazz Concert (1944) – Full Show. The first Esquire All-Star Concert, which took place in 1944, has been well documented on various discs, generally in bits and pieces, but [More]
“Till Tom Special” (Benny Goodman/Lionel Hampton). Personnel: Benny Goodman – clarinet Lionel Hampton – vibraphone Count Basie – piano Charlie Christian – guitar Artie Bernstein – bass Nick Fatool – drums ______________________________ Recorded for Columbia [More]
A Song Is Born (also known as That’s Life) is a 1948 Technicolor musical film remake of the 1941 movie Ball of Fire with Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck, starring Danny Kaye and Virginia Mayo. [More]
00:00 – Gene Krupa & Anita O’Day – Let Me Off Uptown 03:04 – Glenn Miller – Chattanooga Choo Choo 06:29 – Woody Herman – The Good Earth 09:04 – Count Basie – One O’Clock [More]
Despite the billing, the majority of this LP features the Count Basie orchestra during 1939-40 with a generous amount of solo space given to the great Lester Young; Harry Edison, Buddy Tate and Buck Clayton [More]
A rаthеr fоrgеttаblе album, thіѕ ѕеt mostly features the okay vocals оf Sylvia Bеnnеtt оn a variety оf оvеrрlауеd swing ѕtаndаrdѕ. Lіоnеl Hampton’s big band іѕ mostly rеѕtrісtеd tо bасkgrоund work wіth occasional ѕhоrt individual [More]
Track listing: Side 1: 01 Recado – 3:50 02 Bossa Nova New York – 3:45 03 Sambolero – 2:30 04 The Same To You – 2:20 05 Some Day – 3:40 Side 2: 06 Palhacada [More]
AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow: Lionel Hampton’s classic live version of “Star Dust” at this “Just Jazz” concert is rightfully acclaimed, and remains one of the highpoints of his long career. Oddly enough Hampton does [More]
Track listing: A1 Seven Come Eleven 0:00 A2 Soft Winds 2:47 A3 AC-DC Current 5:16 A4 Till Tom Special 8:03 A5 Gone With “What” Wind 11:04 A6 Six Appeal 14:29 A7 Gilly 17:49 A8 Waiting [More]
AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow: Together Again was the first full reunion in the studio of the Benny Goodman Quartet (featuring the clarinetist, vibraphonist Lionel Hampton, pianist Teddy Wilson, and drummer Gene Krupa), and although [More]