Alive and Jumping (Remastered) Lionel Hampton, Milt Buckner
- 2Midnight Sun06:34
- 3How High the Moon05:09
- 4The Birth of the Blues / Old Man River07:04
- 5I'm Confessin'03:23
- 6Hamp's Boogie Woogie06:18
- 7Funky Mama06:02
- 8Flying Home08:51
Info for Alive and Jumping (Remastered)
Maybe it’s taking an old warhorse like Avalon and turning it into a thoroughbred, with Cat Anderson’s pulsating screech trumpet heralding the race. Or it could be Hamp’s classic Midnight Sun with its mysterioso vibraphone prelude. One thing’s for sure: Alive and Jumping is a “live” jazz-fest. It’s also a master-class in swing, as Milt Buckner’s cascading chromatic runs on the 1944 hit Hamp’s Boogie Woogie rile up the crowd, and the tune’s call and response choruses unearth the roots of rock ‘n roll. On Funky Mama, Eddie Chamblee’s ripping, rocking sax solo along with Cat Anderson’s growling wa-wa mute and high-note antics bring down the house. A must for all Lionel Hampton fans!
Lionel Hampton, vibraphone Milt Buckner, piano Billy Mackel, guitar Eddie Chamblee, tenor saxophone Paul Moen, alto saxophone Cat Anderson, trumpet Barry Smith, double bass Frankie Dunlop, drums
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