Welcome Home, Lionel Hampton
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Jazz great Lionel Hampton, a native of Louisville, came home to Kentucky for this 1998 edition of In Performance. The legendary vibraphonist and his eight-member band wowed a live audience with a mix of danceable big-band tunes and moving ballads, from jazz standards to Hampton originals.
Hampton, who died in 2002, was known throughout his long career as a champion of young talent. During this performance, two teenage jazz musicians from Louisvilletenor saxophonist Tommy Zinninger and drummer Bobby Falkjoin him for a cross-generational jam.
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