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Ann Hampton Callaway - Blues In The Night (2006/2018) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Ann Hampton Callaway - Blues In The Night (2006/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 55:22 minutes | 1.77 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Making her Telarc debut, Ann Hampton Callaway comes out strong with Blues in the Night, featuring the title track she made famous in the musical 'Swing'. There are fiery original tunes such as 'I'm-Too-White to-Sing-the-Blues, ' 'Swingin'Away the Blues,' and 'Hip to Be Happy'. Ann brings in a cache of performers to guide her through the night including the DIVA Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Sherrie Maricle, her longtime accompanist Ted Rosenthal, Christian McBride, and Lewis Nash. Ann also performs a medley 'Stormy Weather / When the Sun Comes Out' with her sister Liz Callaway.

Lionel Hampton - Mai 1956 (1956) [Reissue 2001] (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at June 13, 2018
Lionel Hampton - Mai 1956 (1956) [Reissue 2001] (Repost)

Lionel Hampton - Mai 1956 (1956) [Reissue 2001]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 414 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 155 MB | Covers - 26 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (013 880-2)

During one of his many tours of Europe, Lionel Hampton assembled a group of all-stars for this 1956 studio session, adding a number of top European players to his regular group. The vibraphonist has the lion's share of solos, dominating the 11-plus-minute interpretation of "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing" and showing off a bit with his unique style of playing piano on several selections, including a romp through "Regina's Drag" (which is the same as "12th Street Rag"). "New Saint-Louis Blues" is just an updated version of W.C. Handy's signature tune, with a vocal by Hampton and sassy muted trumpet by Ed Mullens. This date might have been a bit more memorable with more solo features for the vibraphonist's sidemen, but it is hard to overpower one of the greatest jazz showmen of all time.

Lionel Hampton - Ring Dem Vibes (1976) [Reissue 2000] (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at May 16, 2018
Lionel Hampton - Ring Dem Vibes (1976) [Reissue 2000] (Repost)

Lionel Hampton - Ring Dem Vibes (1976) [Reissue 2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 266 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 102 MB | Covers - 47 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (159 825-2)

Lionel Hampton's two-day session for Blue Star in 1976 was a very productive date; he only brought along two regulars, guitarist Billy Mackel and pianist/organist Reynold Mullins, but was joined by an assortment of outstanding European players, including pianist Raymond Fol, alto saxophonist Michel Attenoux (who had worked with Hampton before), trombonist Claude Gousset, tenor saxophonist Gerard Badini, bassist Michel Gaudry, and former Ellington drummer Sam Woodyard, who was living and working in Paris. Hampton was only 68 years old at the time of the recording and still had the reputation for wearing out men a third of his age on the bandstand; his enthusiasm is infectious from the opening number, "Ring Dem Bells," as he introduces each soloist in turn in a lively jam…

Slide Hampton - Exodus (1962) [Reissue 2000] (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at May 10, 2018
Slide Hampton - Exodus (1962) [Reissue 2000] (Repost)

Slide Hampton - Exodus (1962) [Reissue 2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 284 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 108 MB | Covers - 29 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (013 033-2)

Trombonist Slide Hampton, just 30 years old at the time of this octet session in Paris, had already developed into a forward-thinking arranger. Scoring a mix of standards and well-known jazz compositions for a group that included two trombones, two trumpets, tenor sax, baritone sax, bass, and drums, Hampton's stunning interpretation of "Exodus" (from the film of the same name) still sounds very fresh decades later. The brisk "Star Eyes" might suggest the so-called "cool" players of the 1950s, featuring excellent solos by trumpeter Richard Williams and bassist Butch Warren. Baritone saxophonist Jay Cameron shines in "Confirmation," while the leader explodes in a powerful rendition of "Moment's Notice." Finally reissued as a part of Verve International's wide-ranging Jazz in Paris series, fans of the trombone will definitely want to acquire this very reasonably priced CD.

Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra - 1938-1939 (1990)  Music

Posted by gribovar at March 12, 2018
Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra - 1938-1939 (1990)

Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra - 1938-1939 (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 262 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 174 MB | Covers (8 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 534)

Lionel Hampton's series of record dates leading all-star swing bands produced some of the more exciting music of the late '30s. Just on this CD alone, Hampton led groups with musicians drawn from the Duke Ellington, Earl Hines, Cab Calloway, and Benny Goodman big bands, among others. Among the more notable performances are Benny Carter's "I'm in the Mood for Swing," a swing version of Jelly Roll Morton's "Shoe Shiner's Drag," tenor saxophonist Chu Berry having one of his best showcases on "Sweethearts on Parade," and a romp on "Twelfth Street Rag." Through it all, Hampton (whether on vibes, two-fingered piano, drums, or singing) often steals the show.

Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra - 1937-1938 (1990)  Music

Posted by gribovar at March 11, 2018
Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra - 1937-1938 (1990)

Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra - 1937-1938 (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 277 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 178 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 524)

In 1937, vibraphonist Lionel Hampton began leading a series of all-star swing recording dates. Although he would still be a member of Benny Goodman's organization for another three years, Hampton was a natural-born leader and his record dates featured top sidemen from a variety of major jazz bands. This CD begins the chronological reissue of all of this music (except alternate takes). Hampton is teamed with players from the Benny Goodman and Duke Ellington orchestras plus a large assortment of guests. Among the many highlights are "Hampton Stomp" (featuring Hampton playing rapid lines on the piano with two fingers), "Stompology," Johnny Hodges on "On the Sunny Side of the Street," and some good spots for Jonah Jones' trumpet.

Lionel Hampton - Hamp's Blues / Flying Home (2CD) (1992)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Feb. 5, 2018
Lionel Hampton - Hamp's Blues / Flying Home (2CD) (1992)

Lionel Hampton - Hamp's Blues / Flying Home (2CD) (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 366.52 Mb (CD1) + 329.97 Mb (CD2) | 2:07:19 | Covers
Swing, Mainstream Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Lester Recording Catalog - CDC 9068

Lionel Hampton was the first jazz vibraphonist and was one of the jazz giants beginning in the mid-'30s. He has achieved the difficult feat of being musically open-minded (even recording "Giant Steps") without changing his basic swing style. Hamp started out as a drummer, playing with the Chicago Defender Newsboys' Band as a youth. His original idol was Jimmy Bertrand, a '20s drummer who occasionally played xylophone. Hampton played on the West Coast with such groups as Curtis Mosby's Blue Blowers, Reb Spikes, and Paul Howard's Quality Serenaders (with whom he made his recording debut in 1929) before joining Les Hite's band, which for a period accompanied Louis Armstrong. At a recording session in 1930, a vibraphone happened to be in the studio, and Armstrong asked Hampton (who had practiced on one previously) if he could play a little bit behind him and on "Memories of You" and "Shine"; Hamp became the first jazz improviser to record on vibes.

Lionel Hampton - Lionel Hampton & Friends (1990)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Feb. 4, 2018
Lionel Hampton - Lionel Hampton & Friends (1990)

Lionel Hampton - Lionel Hampton & Friends (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 211.78 Mb | 41:32 | Cover
Swing, Mainstream Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Groove Merchant - CD 2625042

Lionel Leo Hampton (April 20, 1908 – August 31, 2002) was an American jazz vibraphonist, pianist, percussionist, bandleader and actor. Hampton worked with jazz musicians from Teddy Wilson, Benny Goodman, and Buddy Rich to Charlie Parker, Charles Mingus, and Quincy Jones. In 1992, he was inducted into the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, and was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1996.
Slide Hampton & Joe Haider Orchestra - Give Me A Double (1975/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Slide Hampton - Joe Haider Orchestra - Give Me A Double (1975/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 93:18 minutes | 1,81 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

With his ever-fresh and expansive musical outlook, Slide Hampton is the personification of the composer-arranger-instrumentalist in jazz. His composing and arranging prowess have long been sought by all manner of ensembles, from small groups to orchestras, student ensembles to professional bands. His superb trombone playing once elicited an ultimate seal of approval from the father of the modern jazz trombone and Hampton mentor, J.J. Johnson. From a backstage vantage point at a Kennedy Center performance, Johnson was overheard referring to a solo Slide performed as part of a tribute to Dizzy Gillespie as "one of the most articulate ever given on a trombone".

Brenda Layne - Torch (2018)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Jan. 3, 2018
Brenda Layne - Torch (2018)

Brenda Layne - Torch (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 141 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 54 MB | 00:23:22
Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Smooth Jazz | Label: Brenda Layne

Brenda Layne is a singer-songwriter who composes in many styles, including jazz, rock, and pop. This is a collection of some of her jazzier tunes. She releases music as a solo artist, and also with her husband Tommy Osuna, as Ordinary Magic.