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Lionel Hampton Tribute

Lionel Hampton…drummer turned to the Vibraphone when he discovered the NBC Vibraphone behind a curtain at NBC Radio Studios used for their famous “Chimes” trademark station identification. Born in Louisville, Kentucky he was the first master of the instrument and made it a household name.

“Hamps” famous Flying Home!!

“Chicago was jazzy, man, jazzy – they had all the great jazz men”. Lionel Hampton

“Jazz went from the classics to ragtime to Dixieland to swing to bebop to cool jazz, . . . But it’s always jazz. You can put a new dress on her, a new hat, but no matter what kind of clothes you put on her, she’s the same old broad.” Lionel Hampton.

“I worked hard learning harmony and theory when I was growing up in Chicago in the 1920s.” Lionel Hampton.

Discography

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