The Jazz Show Episode November 4, 2013

Broadcast on 04-Nov-2013

9:00pm - 11:59pm

Vibraphone master Lionel Hampton: "The Lionel Hampton Quartet"
Station ID and show set-up and into first set.Extro and interview with The Shuffle Demon leader Stitch Winston. Station ID and PSA's and intro to next set.Set up The Jazz Feature.Extro and sign off.
This date which took place in New York in September of 1953 was really a Jazz summit meeting. The quartet had never played together before and these four great musicians just came together like fish to water. Nominally led by the pioneer of the vibes, the great Lionel Hampton at his musical best, devoid of all his usual showbiz trappings and just displaying his musical genius. Hampton is joined by Oscar Peterson on piano and both these virtuosos challenge and spar and parry with one another with incredible musicality. Ray Brown on bass provided the underpinning with his great sound and swing. Buddy Rich, who plays only brushes throughout provides the pulse and fire underneath the to main soloists. It is a true meeting of musical giants and the repertoire was simply chosen as they went along. Standards and a few Jazz favourites are there and all the tunes are familiar. What is done to these tunes is what makes the date so exceptional. Hamp, Oscar, Ray and Buddy at their inspired best!

Track Listing:

Opus De Funk
Milt Jackson · Opus De Jazz
You Leave Me Breathless
Milt Jackson · Opus de Jazz
Opus Pocus
Milt Jackson · Opus de Jazz
Magic.
Count Basie · April In Paris
Midgets
Count Basie · April In Paris
Hello Young Lovers
Curtis Fuller · South American Cooking
Besame Mucho
Curtis Fuller · South American Cooking
Sell Me This
The Shuffle Demons · Clusterfunk
Fukushima
The Shuffle Demons · Clusterfunk
Foxy Trot
Kenny Wheeler · Double Double You
Always
Lionel Hampton · The Lionel Hampton Quartet
S'Wonderful
Lionel Hampton · The Lionel Hampton Quartet
Air Mail Special
Lionel Hampton · The Lionel Hampton Quartet
The Nearness of You
Lionel Hampton · The Lionel Hampton Quartet
Soft Winds
Lionel Hampton · The Lionel Hampton Quartet
Stompin' At The Savoy
Lionel Hampton · The Lionel Hampton Quartet