The Jazz Show Episode April 21, 2014

Broadcast on 21-Apr-2014

9:00pm - 12:00am

The Slide Hampton Octet with guests Max Roach, Freddie Hubbard and Max Roach:"Drum Suite"

Today (April 21) is the 82nd Birthday of one of the world's great Jazz trombonists and an incredible composer/arranger Lockesly Wellington Hampton....better known as "Slide". He became a competent trombonist when he was young and soon graduated to playing with known bands led by Lionel Hampton (no relation) and Maynard Ferguson. He also wrote arrangements and compositions for those bands and others and developed that skill until it was as important as his playing. He formed The Slide Hampton Octet in 1960 and began touring both the USA and Europe with that band as well as recording for several major labels. The Slide Hampton Octet was sometimes increased to a tentet or 11 pieces. Tonights' Jazz Feature is the Octet with 9 pieces! Alumnus, Freddie Hubbard (trumpet)is back on this date and guests,Yusef Lateef on tenor saxophone and flute is a worthy addition but the star is the guest appearance of Max Roach. Roach's drums light a fire under the band and made this recording a very special one. Regulars George Coleman on tenor saxophone and Richard Williams on trumpet are heard plus some solos by Slide himself and Tommy Flanagan on piano. The tunes are a mix of Hampton originals and Hampton re-interpretation of some good standards. The centerpiece is really dedicated to Mr. Roach and is called "Drum Suite". Happy Birthday Slide Hampton! The album "Drum Suite" is a classic!

Track Listing:

You Talk That Talk
Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt · You Talk That Talk
Body And Soul
Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt · You Talk That Talk
The People's Choice
Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt · You Talk That Talk
Keen And Peachy
Woody Herman · The Second Herd
The Goof And I
Woody Herman · The Second Herd
Four Brothers
Woody Herman · The Secomd Herd
Summer Sequence
Woody Herman · The Second Herd
Overtime
Phineas Newborn · Phineas' Rainbow
Clarisse
Phineas Newborn · Phineas Rainbow
What Is This Thing Called Love?
Phineas Newborn · Phineas Rainbow
These Foolish Things
Lester Young · Jubilee 1946
Lester Leaps In
Lester Young · Jubilee 1946
D.B. Blues
Lester Young · Jubilee 1946
Treelines
Christine Jensen · Habitat
Blue Yonder
Christine Jensen · Habitat
Our Waltz
Slide Hampton · Drum Suite
It's All Right With me
Slide Hampton · Drum Suite
Stella By Starlight
Slide Hampton · Drum Suite
Fump
Slide Hampton · Drum Suite
Like Someone in Love
Slide Hampton · Drum Suite
Gallery Groove.
Slide Hampton · Drum Suite
Lover
Slide Hampton · Drum Suite
Drum Suite.
Slide Hampton · Drum Suite