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Small Group Hamp: Celebrating The Centenary Of Lionel Hampton

Vibraphonist Lionel Hampton is celebrated this week with selections from a new Mosaic Records anthology of his late-1930s small group recordings.

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Vibraphonist Lionel Hamption's album Story.

This week on Afterglow we’ll celebrate the centenary of vibraphonist Lionel Hampton with a program that includes selections from a new Mosaic Records anthology of his late-1930s small-group recordings.

Music from Dianne Reeves’ new CD When You Know will be featured as well.

Music Heard On This Episode

I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face
Sonny Rollins — Rollins Plays for Bird (Prestige, 1956)
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I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face
Sonny Rollins — Rollins Plays for Bird (Prestige, 1956)
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The Masquerade Is Over
Nancy Wilson — Nancy Wilson and Cannonball Adderley (Capitol, 1961)
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New York State of Mind
David Fathead Newman — Diamondhead (HighNote, 2008)

Notes: New release. Billy Joel cover.

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A Certain Sadness
Astrud Gilberto — Jazz Masters (Verve, 1966)

Notes: Also on LOOK TO THE RAINBOW.

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Once Upon a Summertime
Miles Davis/Gil Evans — Quiet Nights (Columbia/Legacy, 1962)
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Here Is Something for You
Eliane Elias — Something for You (Blue Note, 2008)

Notes: New release. Music by Bill Evans, lyrics by Eliane Elias.

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Lotus Land
Kenny Burrell — Guitar Forms (Verve, 1965)
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The Look of Love
Diana Krall — Live in Paris (Verve, 2002)

Notes: Burt Bacharach-Hal David song.

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Sweethearts on Parade
Lionel Hampton — Complete Lionel Hampton Victor Sessions 1937-1941 (Mosaic, 1939)

Notes: Hampton on vocals, Chu Berry on tenor sax.

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I'm in the Mood for Swing
Lionel Hampton — Complete Lionel Hampton Victor Sessions 1937-1941 (Mosaic, 1938)

Notes: Benny Carter composition. With Carter on alto sax, Harry James on trumpet.

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It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
Lionel Hampton — Complete Lionel Hampton Victor Sessions 1937-1941 (Mosaic, 1939)

Notes: Hampton on vocals. Duke Ellington tune.

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On the Sunny Side of the Street
Lionel Hampton — Complete Lionel Hampton Victor Sessions 1937-1941 (Mosaic, 1937)

Notes: Hampton on vocals, Johnny Hodges on alto sax.

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Blue in Green
Eliane Elias — Something for You (Blue Note, 2008)

Notes: New release. Bill Evans-Miles Davis composition.

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Wonderwall
Brad Mehldau — Brad Mehldau Trio Live (Nonesuch, 2008)

Notes: New release. Oasis song.

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Everything Happens to Me
Frank Sinatra — The Song Is You (RCA, 1941)
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Flamingo
Wynton Marsalis — Standards and Ballads (Columbia/Legacy, 2008)

Notes: Originally recorded in 1989 for the album STANDARD TIME V. 3.

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I Can't Get Started
Lionel Hampton — Complete Victor Sessions 1937-1941 (Mosaic, 1939)

Notes: Ziggy Elman on trumpet.

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Four or Five Times
Lionel Hampton — Complete Victor Sessions 1937-1941 (Mosaic, 1939)

Notes: Ben Webster on tenor sax.

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I'd Be Lost Without You
Lionel Hampton — Complete Victor Sessions 1937-1941 (Mosaic, 1940)

Notes: Helen Forrest on vocals.

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Shades of Jade
Lionel Hampton — Complete Victor Sessions 1937-1941 (Mosaic, 1940)

Notes: Toots Mondello composition. Mondello on alto sax, Ziggy Elman on trumpet.

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Now That You're Mine
Lionel Hampton — Complete Victor Sessions 1937-1941 (Mosaic, 1941)

Notes: Ruble Blakey on vocals.

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Ultramarine
Hank Mobley — Hank Mobley and His All-Stars (Blue Note/Mosaic, 1957)

Notes: Hank Mobley composition, with Horace Silver on piano and Milt Jackson on vibes. Also on the Mosaic set COMPLETE HANK MOBLEY 1950s BLUE NOTE SESSIONS.

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Both Sides Now
Joni Mitchell — Both Sides Now (Reprise, 2000)
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