Just One of Those Things: Lionel Hampton Featuring Oscar Peterson On Verve
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||Just One of Those Things||Lionel Hampton||7:42||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Midnight Sun||Lionel Hampton||6:10||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||This Can't Be Love||Buddy Rich, Lionel Hampton, Oscar Peterson & Ray Brown||7:35||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Flying Home||Lionel Hampton Quintet||17:08||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||It's a Blue World (78 Rpm Take)||Lionel Hampton & Oscar Peterson||2:59||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||(Back Home Again in) Indiana [Master Take]||Lionel Hampton & Oscar Peterson||7:20||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Hamp's Boogie Woogie [78 RPM Master Take]||Lionel Hampton Quintet||3:09||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Body and Soul||Lionel Hampton||14:58||Album Only||View In iTunes|
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
Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s