Lionel Hampton & His All-Star Alumni Big Band – Newport Uproar (1968/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192kHz | Time – 43:36 minutes | 1,71 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Front Cover | © RCA Victor/Legacy
This album features 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.
01 – Turn Me Loose
02 – Thai Silk
03 – Tempo’s Birthday
04 – Greasy Greens
05 – Greasy Greens (Encore)
06 – Meet Benny Bailey
07 – Medley
08 – Misunderstood Blues
09 – Flying Home
Recorded on July 3, 1967 at the Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, Rhode Island.