Lionel Hampton

Orchestra 1958 - The Mess Is Here Revisited (ezz-thetics 1138)

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Orchestra 1958 - The Mess Is Here Revisited

Lionel Hampton

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DIGIPACK EDITION

In 1953 Lionel Hampton came to Europe for the first time. The tour was scheduled for three weeks, but then extended to three months because of the overwhelming success. Wherever they played, the band filled the largest halls.

On 25 December 1957, the Hampton Band came to Europe again. The first concert took place on Christmas Day in Hamburg. As usual, the Hampton Band of 1957/58 consisted of long-term members along with young talents who one by one would soon leave the band to start their own careers. This time those young talents were the pianist Oscar Dennard, the tenor saxophonist Andy McGhee and the vocalist Cornelius “Pinocchio” James.

PERSONNEL:

  • Eddie Williams, Art Hoyle, Eddie Mullens, Dave Gonzales, Macky Kasper - (trumpets)
  • Louis Blackburn, Wade Marcus, Larry Wilson - (trombones)
  • Leon Zachary, Bobby Plater - (alto saxophones)
  • Andy McGhee, Gerald Weinkopf - (tenor saxophones)
  • Lonnie Shaw, Werner Baumgart - (baritone saxophones)
  • Lionel Hampton - (vibraphone & piano)
  • Oscar Dennard - (piano)
  • Billy Mackel - (guitar)
  • Julius Browne - (fender bass)
  • Wilbert Hogan - (drums)
  • Cornelius “Pinocchio” James - (vocals)

Recorded January 5, 1958 in Stuttgart, Germany

TRACKS:

  • 01 The Mess Is Here
  • 02 Our Love Is Here To Stay
  • 03 My Prayer
  • 04 Confirmation
  • 05 Almost Paradise
  • 06 Move
  • 07 Flying Home
  • 08 ’Round About Midnight
  • 09 New Orleans Woman
  • 10 Hamp's Boogie Woogie