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Lionel Hampton

Lionel Hampton was the initial jazz vibraphonist and was among the jazz giants from the mid-’30s. He offers achieved the hard feat to be musically open-minded (actually recording “Large Methods”) without changing his fundamental swing design. Hamp began like a drummer, using the Chicago Defender Newsboys’ Music group as a …

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Jonah Jones

A talented and flashy trumpeter, Jonah Jones hit upon a formula in 1955 that produced him a significant attraction for ten years; playing concise variations of melodic golf swing standards and display tunes muted having a quartet. But even though non-jazz audience found out Jones through the past due ’50s, …

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