This LP, since reissued on CD, has Lionel Hampton’s first concert at the Newport Jazz Festival and overall is quite exciting. Hampton gathered together an all-star alumni band that, in addition to trombonist Al Grey, Frank Foster on tenor and a couple of appearances by pianist Milt Buckner, boasts the extraordinary trumpet section of Snooky Young, Jimmy Nottingham, Joe Newman and Wallace Davenport. The climax is provided on Hamp’s perennial ‘Flying Home’ which finds Illinois Jacquet reprising and then extending his famous solo.
John Spruill Piano Britt Woodman Trombone Benny Powell Trombone George Dorsey Sax (Alto) Ed Pazant Flute, Sax (Tenor), Sax (Alto) Billy Mackel Guitar Snooky Young Trumpet Garnett Brown Trombone Jimmy Nottingham Trumpet George Duvivier Bass Al Grey Trombone David A. Young Sax (Tenor) Frank Foster Sax (Tenor) Steve Little Drums Wallace Davenport Trumpet Lionel Hampton Drums, Main Performer, Vibraphone, Vocals, Piano Joe Newman Trumpet Jerome Richardson Sax (Baritone)
American vibraphonist Lionel Hampton performs on stage at the Newport Jazz Festival held in Newport, Rhode Island on July 03, 1967
Lionel Hampton (1908-2002), U.S. jazz musician and bandleader, playing the vibraphone on stage during the Newport Jazz Festival, held in Newport, Rhode Island, USA, on 3 July 1967
Photo by David Redfern