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Just One of Those Things

Lionel Hampton

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Album Review

Verve's Just One of Those Things contains a selection of eight highlights from Lionel Hampton's sessions with Oscar Peterson between 1953 and 1954. This may be just a sampler, but it's a highly enjoyable one, since Hampton and Peterson were at the top of their form during this era. The compilers have skillfully balanced familiar selections with slightly esoteric choices (including 78 rpm master takes of "It's a Blue World" and "Hamp's Boogie Woogie"), resulting in an informative, entertaining introduction to one of the great pairings of '50s jazz.


Born: April 20, 1909 in Louisville, KY

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s

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,...
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