Lionel Hampton spotlights a fiery hour-long concert from one of the most beloved bandleaders in jazz history. Hamp, the irrepressible king of entertainers, plays vibes, drums, and piano, sings and dances as he and his legendary big band absolutely delight this Belgian audience.
Featuring stalwart artists such as Andy McGee, Art Hoyle, Billy Mackel, Lou Blackburn, Bobby Plater, Wilbert Hogan, Eddie Williams, the Hampton Orchestra plays Hamp’s signature blend of jump blues, jazz and r’n’b whipping the audience into a frenzy.
Hampton made it his mission to bring the joys of American music to the rest of the world and this DVD preserves a fine example of his work for the ages.
“The release of JAZZ ICONS is like the unearthing of a musical time capsule – an audio-visual treasure trove of the music that changed the world. From an educational standpoint this series is a gift to our culture.” --Quincy Jones
Picture Format: 4:3, b/w, 1 DVD Sound Format: Mono Running Time: 57 mins Region Code: NTSC All Booklet Languages: E Territory: Worldwide
BELGIUM ’58 The High And The Mighty, Hamp’s Piano Blues, The History Of Jazz, Hot Club Blues, I Found A New Baby, The Chase, Brussels Sprouts, Sticks Ahoy, Gladys PERSONNEL Andy McGee, Art Hoyle, Billy Mackel, Lou Blackburn, Bobby Plater, Wilbert Hogan, Eddie Williams, Hampton Orchestra SPECIAL FEATURES 24 page booklet featuring: -liner notes by John McDonough -foreword by Quincy Jones -rare photographs -memorabilia collage