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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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Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, David Brent Johnson moved to Bloomington in 1991. He is an alumnus of Indiana University, and began working with WFIU in 2002. Currently, David serves as jazz producer and systems coordinator at the station. His interests include literature, history, music, writing, and movies.

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