Lionel Hampton - Duffy Jackson


Lionel Hampton: Jazz Legend-King of the Vibes
He was called the “King of the Vibes,” “The Vibes President,” “Boss of the Backbeat” the original “Mister Excitement” and the artist who set the stage for something that was called “rock and roll.”

“LIONEL HAMPTON: Jazz Legend” presents the music and the life of the man who virtually invented the vibraphone as a jazz instrument, in an astounding career that spanned 73 years. This DVD, the first such project ever solely devoted to Hamp, presents vintage film clips and rare photographs from the 1930s through the 1990s, combined with incisive commentary from contemporary mallet master Mike Mainieri; and award-winning percussionist Steve Smith.

Joining Lionel Hampton throughout this singular musical journey are a number of other jazz legends, including Benny Goodman, Gene Krupa, Teddy Wilson, Milt Buckner, Betty Carter and dozens of other jazz stars.
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Classic Drum Solos
and Drum Battles

Fifteen legends of jazz drumming in extended solos and in never-before-seen drum duels of the last four decades. Features Sonny Payne, Rufus Jones, Buddy Rich and Louie Bellson, and small group giants Art Blakey and Joe Morello. Rare drum battles include meetings with Gene Krupa - Cozy Cole - Lionel Hampton - Ed Shaughnessy - Sam Woodyard - Joe Morello and Chico Hamilton - Elvin Jones - Sunny Murray.
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Classic Jazz Drummers
- Swing and Beyond

Features the legendary Sid Catlett with Louis Armstrong, Ray Bauduc, Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich, Gus Johnson, Joe Harris, Panama Francis, Lionel Hampton; never-before-seen solo footage of Philly Joe Jones, Stan Levey and the groundbreaking bop of Kenny Clarke; plus the only existing film of that influential New Orleans pioneer, Warren "Baby" Dodds. Four bonus clips featuring Sonny Payne, Shelly Manne, Lionel Hampton, and Philly Joe Jones.
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Classic Drum Solos and
Drum Battles Vol. 2

Fifteen thunderous drum solos from legends like Buddy Rich, Louie Bellson, Lionel Hampton, Gene Krupa, "Papa" Jo Jones, Art Blakey, Shelly Manne, Sonny Payne, Sam Woodyard, Rufus "Speedy" Jones and others, spanning the years 1947 to 1989, many never before released. Bonus clips include a great segment featuring the Gene Krupa Jazz Trio impersonating Russian musicians from 1946!
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