The Jazz Show Episode April 20, 2015

Broadcast on 20-Apr-2015

9:00pm - 11:59pm

Jazz giant and Jazz pioneer vibist: Lionel Hampton with Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown and Buddy Rich.

Tonight's Jazz feature is a meeting of true giants. Lionel Hampton, whose Birthday it is today (April 20), Oscar Peterson on piano, Ray Brown on bass and Buddy Rich on drums.This was a very first get-together of these players and the results are classic. This was the first in a series of recordings featuring Hampton's great artistry rather than his band and showmanship. It all came together on September 2, 1953 in New York. The sparks flew on an unplanned session of mostly standards and a couple of Jazz staples. Happy Birthday Hamp! Your music is forever. This is essential listening and is the very definition of Jazz!

Track Listing:

Always
Lionel Hampton · Lionel's Quartet
S'Wonderful
Lionel Hampton · Lionel's Quartet
Air Mail Special
Lionel Hampton · Lionel's Quartet
The Nearness of You
Lionel Hampton · Lionel's Quartet
Soift Winds
Lionel Hampton · Lionel's Quartet
Stompin' At The Savoy
Lionel Hampton · Lionel's Quartet
Ko-Ko
Duke Ellington · 1940/41
Jack the Bear
Duke Ellington · 1940/41
Concerto For Cootie.
Duke Ellington · 1940/41
Cotton Tail
Duke Ellington · 1940/41
All Too Soon
Duke Ellington · 1940/41
Take The "A" Train
Duke Ellington · 1940/41
Night in Tunisia
Art Blakey · A Night in Tunisia
Couldn't It Be You?
Art Blakey · A Night in Tunisia
Dollar's Dance
Dollar Brand · This is Dollar Brand
Brilliant Corners
Dollar Brand · This is Dollar Brand
Death and Taxes
Walt Dickerson · This is Walt Dickerson
Time
Walt Dickerson · This is Walt Dickerson
Blues Montmartre
Art Pepper · Art in Copenhagen