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Artist: Gordon, Dexter
Title: Cute: The Lionel Hampton Sessions
Format: CD
Label: UNIVERSE
Catalog Number:64
Barcode:8026575064225 itemnumber=1000017375
Price: $20.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: JAZZ
Release Date: 02/25/2003
Availability: In Stock
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One of many impromptu sessions staged in 1977 for Lionel Hampton's Who's Who in Jazz label, this recording features the basic band of Hampton on vibes, Bucky Pizzarelli on guitar, Hank Jones on piano, George Duvivier on bass, Oliver Jackson on drums, and Candido Camero on congas, and Dexter Gordon (an alumnus of the Hampton big band) on tenor and soprano saxophone. The songs are mostly standards like "They Say That Falling In Love Is Wonderful" and "I Should Care," and Hampton and Gordon are given extended solo time in the relaxed arrangements, with Pizzarelli and Jones also taking occasional turns. The charm of all the '77 Who's Who sessions is their intimacy: they sound more like something overheard after the final set in a club than formal recordings.

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