MUZAK SESSIONS Lionel Hampton Orchestra TRACKS: I'm Coming Virginia [2:49] Hamp The Champ [2:16 The Doctor [2:16] I've Never Been In Love [3:12] She [3:23] Releases Sept. 29, 2016 ©Muzak Archives Cool Charlie [2:16] Carol You're A Gorgeous Thing [2:42] Lionel's Train [2:51] Wait No More [3:50] How High The Moon [2:07] Twilight In The City [3:03] Who Am I To Say [3:43]
MUZAK SESSIONS  Lionel Hampton Orchestra  TRACKS      I m Coming Virginia  2 49    Hamp The Champ  2 16  The Doctor  2 16 ...
SAXES RAY BECKENSTEIN - Tenor Sax Ray Beckenstein was one of the founding members of the New York Sax Quartet. He played many session dates with such diverse line-up as George Benson, Lee Ritenhour, Janis Ian and Phoebe Snow to Urbie Green, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Gil Evans, Stan Getz and Lena Horne. Even the soundtrack for “The Wiz” FRANK FOSTER - Tenor Sax Foster was a renowned sax player, arranger and composer. Many collaborafons with the Count Basie Orchestra where he was lead say player for years and then took over the running of the ship when Basie died. He also played with Elvin Jones group, Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Big Band and Cecil Bridgewater. He also co-led a quintehe in the early eighfes with other sax player Frank Wess from this session. In addifon, Frank played with Jimmy Smith’s Quintet. FRANK WESS - Alto Sax Frank Wess was beher known as one of the first major jazz flufsts. Before playing with Count Basie he played with the Billy Ecksfne Orchestra and with R&B Star Bull Moose Jackson. Played in Basie’s band for many years In later years sfnts with Clark Terry’s Big Band and with the New York Quartet. PAUL MOEN– Alto Sax Moen gigged around Seahle for a while before ahending Berklee. He worked with vibraphonist Bobby Pauneho in the mid-1970s, and played alto and soprano saxes and flute with Carla Bley. Moen also worked with the likes of Ray Manflla, Dizzy Gillespie and Cab Calloway into the 1990s, BABE CLARKE - Bari. Sax Arthur “Babe” Clarke played on other sessions of noted arfsts during the sixfes and sevenfes. Recorded with Cannonball Adderly, Hubert Lawes, Grover Washington, Jr. George Benson, Bernard Purdie, Oscar Brown, Judy Collins and Mel Torme, also performed with Snooky Young, Clark Terry, Johnny Hodges And His Orchestra, Milt Jackson Orchestra .
SAXES  RAY BECKENSTEIN  - Tenor Sax  Ray Beckenstein was one of the founding  members of the New York Sax Quartet. He  pla...
TRUMPETS VICTOR PAZ - Trumpet Victor Paz was a regular member of numerous Lionel Hampton recording sessions throughout his recording career. In addifon he is credited playing with or recording for: Buddy Rich, The Funk Jazz Brothers, Deodato, Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, Astrud Gilberto, Bob James, Eddie Kendricks, Eric Gale, Tito Puente . MEL DAVIS - Trumpet Mel Davis was a mulf-talented musician and arranger, best known for his trumpet playing. In addifon to trumpet, he played piano, violin, drums, tuba, bass, accordion and ocarina. He was also known as a vocalist. He was the house trumpeter with Command Records and worked a sfnt as one of NBC's staff musicians, as well as being one of the original and long fme Sesame Street bandmembers, where he stayed for seventeen years. Davis also appeared on the "Tonight Show" with Doc Severinsen, IRVIN MARKOWITZ - Trumpet Irvin "Marky" Markowitz learned the trumpet at the local Police Boys' Club. He played early in his career in a number of big bands, including those of Charlie Spivak,, Jimmy Dorsey, Boyd Raeburn, and Woody Herman. He played in Buddy Rich's orchestra, then returned to service under Herman in 1947-48. He worked primarily as a studio musician in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, and some live appearances included work with Herman, Gene Krupa , Lee Konitz , Ralph Burns, George Russell, Al Cohn, Paul Desmond, and Bill Evans. Marky was a "first call" trumpeter for many top arfsts of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, including Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, the Young Rascals, Frank Sinatra, Tony Benneh and Dionne Warwick. DOMINICK ALOI - Trumpet Most notable for work with Ray Barreho, Aloi was also a A List NYC session player throughout the 1960's am the 1970's and on into the 1980’s
TRUMPETS  VICTOR PAZ - Trumpet  Victor Paz was a regular member of  numerous Lionel Hampton recording sessions  throughout...
TROMBONES SANTO "SONNY" RUSSO - Trombone Santo "Sonny" Russo Russo grew up in a musical family; both his father and grandfather were professional horn players. He started out with Buddy Morrow in 1947, and then played Art Mooney, Tito Puente, Buddy Rich, Neal ,Jimmy Dorsey and Tommy Dorsey and Maynard Ferguson (1956). From 1967 to 1973 he was a member of The Tonight Show orchestra WARREN COVINGTON - Trombone Warren Covington, who was born in Philadelphia, played early on with Isham Jones, then with Les Brown Gene Krupa. Later in he became a staff musician for CBS radio for two sfnts. Aver Tommy Dorsey died suddenly in November 1956, the Dorsey band confnued under the direcfon of Jimmy Dorsey. However, the Tommy Dorsey estate soon took back Tommy's arrangements and approached Covington to form a new Tommy Dorsey band, which he led. PAUL FAULISE - Trombone Paul Faulise, first became known to jazz audiences for his work with Kai Winding's trombone septet but can also be heard on the recordings of such jazz luminaries as Cannonball Adderley, Oscar Peterson, Art Farmer, Jimmy Smith, Quincy Jones, and Benny Goodman. He is also one of the most in- demand studio musicians, having played on thousands of recording sessions including countless jingles, feature films, TV and movie soundtracks, and a twenty-year tenure with Frank Sinatra. In 1987 and 1989, the New York Chapter of the Nafonal Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences named Paul, "Most Valuable Player." His discography includes Freddie Hubbard, Maynard Ferguson, Sarah Vaughan, Charles Mingus , Donny Hathaway, Deodato, George Benson, Quincy Jones, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Dizzy Gillespie, B.B. King, Judy Collins, Chaka Khan and Jimmy Smith . WAYNE ANDRE - Trombone He played with Charlie Spivak in the early 1950s before spending some fme in the U.S. Air Force. In 1955 he joined the Sauter-Finegan Orchestra, and in 1956 played with Woody Herman. From 1956 to 1958 he played with Kai Winding and ahended the Manhahan School of Music. His solos may be heard on such albums as Liza Minnelli's "More Than You Know" on Liza with a Z, Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run and "BlueTurk" on Alice Cooper's School's Out album
TROMBONES  SANTO  SONNY  RUSSO - Trombone  Santo   Sonny  Russo  Russo grew up in a musical  family  both his father and g...
RHYTHM FRANK OWENS - Piano Frank Owens also on Bob Dylan's "Highway 61 Revisted", which launched a successful career as a a session player. Bob Dylan, John Denver, Frankie Valli, B.B. King, Petula Clark, Al Kooper, Peter / Paul and Mary, Lena Horne, Tony Orlando & Dawn, Neil Sedaka, David Clayton-Thomas, Country Joe & the Fish /Country Joe McDonald, Jackie Wilson, Teresa Brewer, Grace Slick, Ashford & Simpson, If and Elton John. 1980 as musical director of the first David Leherman Show AL CAIOLA- Guitar Al Caiola is a guitarist who plays jazz, country, rock, western, and pop music. He has been both a studio musician and stage performer. He has recorde dover fivy albums and has worked with some of the biggest stars of the 20th century, including Elvis Presley, Ferrante & Teicher, Frank Sinatra, Percy Faith, Buddy Holly, Mitch Miller, and Tony Benneh. REUBENS BASSINI - Percussion Bassini was a percussionist, who played bongos and congas above all. He played together with the band Os Ipanemas. He also played with Judy Collins, João Gilberto, Sérgio Mendes, Chuck Mangione, Dom Salvador, Carly Simon, Spyro Gyra, Eumir Deodato and Dave Grusin. JIMMY JOHNSON JR - Drums Drummer Jimmy Johnson, because oh his diversity was able to play on a broad variety of sessions including: Albert King, Big Mama Thornton, Bo Diddley, Bobbi Humphrey, Carly Simon, Charlie Haden, Chuck BerryDavid "Fathead" Newman, Duke Ellington,Garland Jeffreys, George Benson, Grady Tate, Jimmy Smith, Mongo Santamaria, Marlena Shaw, Mongo Santamaria, Nancy Wilson, New Edifon, Oliver Nelson, Oscar Brown, Quincy Jones, Ray Bryant, Shirley Scoh, Sonny Sfh, Sun Ra and Yusef Lateef MILT HINTON - Bass Milt “The Judge” Hinton was regarded as the Dean of jazz bass players. In l936, Milt joined Cab He was also featured on numerous recordings accompanying Benny Carter, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Coleman Hawkins, Billie Holiday, Ethel Waters, and Teddy Wilson - to name just a few. Most of these sessions have become jazz classics.Milt has played with virtually every jazz and popular arfst from Ellington, Coltrane and the Marsalis Brothers to Streisand, Midler and McCartney. Lionel Hampton – Vibraphone & Bandleader
RHYTHM  FRANK OWENS - Piano  Frank Owens also  on Bob Dylan s  Highway 61  Revisted , which  launched a successful career ...
PRODUCTION FRANK HUNTER - Arranger LIONEL HAMPTON - Arranger JOHN MICEL - Copyist JANE JARVIS - Contractor RICK NASH - Producer MARK WILLIAMS - Mix Engineer DAVE HARRIS - Mastering Engineer BUY ON ITUNES TRACKS: I'm Coming Virginia [2:49] Hamp The Champ [2:16 The Doctor [2:16] I've Never Been In Love [3:12] She [3:23] Cool Charlie [2:16] Carol You're A Gorgeous Thing [2:42] Lionel's Train [2:51] Wait No More [3:50] How High The Moon [2:07] Twilight In The City [3:03] Who Am I To Say [3:43]
PRODUCTION  FRANK HUNTER - Arranger  LIONEL HAMPTON - Arranger  JOHN MICEL - Copyist  JANE JARVIS - Contractor  RICK NASH ...