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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Sliver Vibes - Lionel Hampton

Blue Moon (CL 1486)
Blue Moon (CS 8277)
Siver Vibes
Lionel Hampton with Trombones and Rhythm
Columbia CL 1486 & CL 8277 (Columbia Special Products - Special Archives Series)

From the back cover: Arrangements for 'Til You Return, Syklark, For Better or Worse and Poor Butterfly were written by Tony Flanagan; all other are by Two Macero. What's New?, 'Til You Return, Walking My Baby Back Home and For Better Or Worse were recorded March 10, 1960, with the following personnel: Tommy Flanagan, piano; John Mackel, guitar; George Duvivier, bass; Osie Johnson, drums; and Robert Byrne, trombones. Syklark, Speak Low, Day By Day, My Foolish Heart and Poor Butterfly were recorded March 21, with Clifton Best replacing Mackel on guitar, and Santo Russo replacing McGarity on trombone. Blue Moon was recorded March 23 by Camp and Tommy Flanagan, with John Mackel on guitar, George Duvivier on bass and Elvin Jones on drums.

From Billboard - June 4, 1960: Hampton on vibes is supplemented here by a trombone quartet and standard rhythm. Result is a group of performances notable in tonal texture, and with fresh ideas in the arrangements. Ballads "What's New," "Poor Butterfly," etc. Solid wax.

What's New?
Speak Low
'Til You Return
Blue Moon
Walkin' My Baby Back Home
Day By Day
For Better Or Worse
My Foolish Heart
Poor Butterfly

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