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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Wailin' At The Trianon - Lionel Hampton

Wailin' At The Trianon
Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra
Recorded July 22, 1954 at The Trianon Ballroom Chicago
Columbia Records CL 711

Available from online vendors so I will not be posting a sample. Presented here to share the original cover art.

From Billboard - April 13, 1955: The Hampton jazz concert, recorded in the presence of a live audience, is a heavy hunk of "Go-Go-Go"; noisy and exciting, but offering little nourishment for discriminating jazz lovers. On the up-tempo numbers the tasteless drumming eliminates the possibility of anything interesting emanating from the soloists. Camp, of course, swings no matter how trite his invention on vibes. The whole business is like Jazz at the Philharmonic with microphones in the right places, and there could still be a market for this decidedly "uncool" music.

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