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The Fabulous Slide Hampton Quartet [180g LP] by Slide Hampton
The Fabulous Slide Hampton Quartet [180g LP] by Slide Hampton at Eastwind Import
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Artist/Band:Slide Hampton
Name:The Fabulous Slide Hampton Quartet [180g LP]
Cat No.:2C06210156
Performed by:Slide Hampton (trombone)
Joachim Kuhn (piano)
Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (bass)
Philly Joe Jones (drums)
Release Date:11/15/2013
Description:Super-rare Slide Hampton album (originally released by Pathe - EMI in France) meticulously reproduced and lovingly reissued by Atelier Sawano of Japan!
High qulaity vinyl pressed in France!
Original jacket faithfully reproduced!


This is a jazz album we don't see everyday! Trombonist Slide Hampton was living in Europe since 1968, staying there after a tour with the Woody Herman band. It is unclear how this album came to be, but the people at Pathe, a French label, put him together with another American expat, legendary drummer Philly Joe Jones, young rising-star bassist from Denmark Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, and free-leaning German pianist Joachim Kuhn.

This group of phenomenal musicians -- apparently formed just for this recording -- created an interesting chemical combustion because of their stylistic differences: Hampton and Jones more mainstream and Kuhn more avant-garde. The key here is probably Kuhn's passionate, aggressive playing which inspired the others to a higher level of intensity.

It takes a certain amount of courage for a trombonist to record a one-horn quartet album, and Hampton proved he was one of the elite players who could pull it off with a convinsing result. He shows his respect for another great, J.J. Johnson, by playing his composition "Lament." A true collector's item and a must-have for fans of Slide Hampton!

Recorded in Paris on January 6, 1969.
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Album Tracks:
1. In Case Of EmergencyMP3 Sample
2. Last Minute BluesMP3 Sample
3. Chop SueyMP3 Sample
4. LamentMP3 Sample
5. Impossible WaltzMP3 Sample
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