#97/100 – The Lionel Hampton Quartet – Hamp in Hi-Fi

This was a true wildcard. I don’t have any like or dislike for the vibraphone, but I will say that when I saw one played live at Snug Harbor in New Orleans during a show by the late Ellis Marsalis, I got it. Lionel Hampton is probably the king of the Jazz performance, and Side A’s La Vie En Rose really was pretty sweet. It’s always worth giving a record a chance, especially on the hi-fi, if you are open and willing.


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