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Slide Hampton's distinguished career spans decades in the evolution of jazz. At the age of 12 he was already touring the Midwest with the Indianapolis-based Hampton Band, led by his father and comprising other members of his musical family. By 1952, at the age of 20, he was performing at Carnegie Hall with the Lionel Hampton Band. He then joined Maynard Ferguson's band, playing trombone and providing exciting charts on such popular tunes as "The Fugue," "Three Little Foxes," and "Slide's Derangement."

As his reputation grew, he soon began working with bands led by Art Blakey, Dizzy Gillespie, Barry Harris, Thad Jones, Mel Lewis, and Max Roach, again contributing both original compositions and arrangements

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Give the Drummer Less

Read "Give the Drummer Less" reviewed by Patrick Burnette


Drummers are the under-sung heroes of the jazz world. At their best, they lift up and enhance whatever the so-called front-liners are up to while being ready to step up and say their piece when called upon. But every now and then things get a bit... sticky. This episode explores four recordings where to varying degrees ...

News: Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Slide Hampton

Jazz Musician of the Day: Slide Hampton

All About Jazz is celebrating Slide Hampton's birthday today! Slide Hampton's distinguished career spans decades in the evolution of jazz. At the age of 12 he was already touring the Midwest with the Indianapolis-based Hampton Band, led by his father and comprising other members of his musical family. By 1952, at the age of 20, he ...

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Article: Building a Jazz Library

Joe Henderson, Bill Evans, Jim Hall: Buried Treasure from Germany's MPS Label

Read "Joe Henderson, Bill Evans, Jim Hall: Buried Treasure from Germany's MPS Label" reviewed by Chris May


Between its founding in 1968 and sale in 1983, the original incarnation of the recently revived German label MPS—the initials stand for Musik Produktion Schwarzwald (Music Production Black Forest)—notched up around five hundred releases. Some were recorded in the US by American musicians, many more were recorded in Europe and featured bands made up of European ...

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News: Performance / Tour

The Django Announces March Schedule Including Women's History Month Celebration, Slide Hampton Octet, And More

The Django Announces March Schedule Including Women's History Month Celebration, Slide Hampton Octet, And More

The Django downtown Manhattan’s premier jazz club, commemorates Women’s History Month by hosting more than 20 leading female jazz artists on its stage during March from Lezlie Harrison (3/19) and Roxy Coss (3/25) to emerging artists Marianne Solivan (3/5) and Endea Owens (3/11), to name a few. A special tribute concert for trombonist Slide Hampton (1932-2021) ...

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News: Obituary

Slide Hampton (1932-2021)

Slide Hampton (1932-2021)

Slide Hampton, a slide trombonist and a prolific leader, composer and arranger for many of the most significant big bands of the post-war era, including several led by Maynard Ferguson, died November 18. He was 89. Though not as well known to jazz fans as J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding, Urbie Green or Curtis Fuller, Hampton was ...

Article: Radio & Podcasts

Slide Hampton & Steve Million

Read "Slide Hampton & Steve Million" reviewed by Joe Dimino


The 728th Episode of Neon Jazz begins with veteran Chicago by way of Kansas City-based pianist Steve Million. He's had a busy 2021 slate of releases and discusses his activity. From there, we hear a strings infused tune from the always talented Cory Weeds. Our hour continues with music from modern artists like Miquel de Armas, ...

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News: Music Industry

The MPS Records legacy resumes with vinyl releases of Ella Fitzgerald’s 'Sunshine Of Your Love' and Freddie Hubbard’s'The Hub of Hubbard'

The MPS Records legacy resumes with vinyl releases of Ella Fitzgerald’s 'Sunshine Of Your Love' and Freddie Hubbard’s'The Hub of Hubbard'

Jazz history was forged in the rustic Black Forest of Germany in 1968 when Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer launched MPS Records and recorded some of the genre’s seminal artists. Legends like Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Dexter Gordon, Freddie Hubbard, The Count Basie Orchestra and George Duke released albums on the prestigious label known for its ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Deodato, Ben Webster & Martin Wind

Read "Deodato, Ben Webster & Martin Wind" reviewed by Joe Dimino


Veteran bassist Martin Wind ushers in our 699th Episode of Neon Jazz. We also check in on a variety of musicians with 2021 releases including Marbin, Greg Abate, William Chernoff, Lage Lund, Matt DeMerritt and Tom Guarna. The show also looks back at some classic jazz that influenced modern music from cats like Slide Hampton, Kenny ...

News: Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Slide Hampton

Jazz Musician of the Day: Slide Hampton

All About Jazz is celebrating Slide Hampton's birthday today! Slide Hampton's distinguished career spans decades in the evolution of jazz. At the age of 12 he was already touring the Midwest with the Indianapolis-based Hampton Band, led by his father and comprising other members of his musical family. By 1952, at the age of 20, he ...


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