1927 to 2002
April 20, 1908
August 31, 2002
Chicago, IL, United States
Lionel Leo Hampton (April 20, 1908 – August 31, 2002) was an American jazz vibraphonist, pianist, percussionist, bandleader and actor. Hampton worked with jazz musicians from Teddy Wilson, Benny Goodman, and Buddy Rich to Charlie Parker, Charles Mingus, and Quincy Jones. In 1992, he was inducted into the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, and was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1996.
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All that Jazz, Vol. 32 "Real Crazy": Lionel Hampton in Studio, Live in Paris, and at Apollo Hall New York, 1954 (Remastered 2015)
Lionel Hampton June 2, 2015