Jazz Icons DVDs feature full-length concerts and in-studio performances by the greatest legends of jazz, filmed all over the world from the 1950s through the 1970s. Beautifully transferred from the original masters, each DVD features rare performances that have never been officially released on home video and, in many cases, were never broadcast. Each DVD includes a booklet with liner notes, rare photos and a memorabilia collage. Produced with the full support and cooperation of the artists or their estates.
A fiery concert from one of the most beloved bandleaders in jazz history is in the spotlight on this DVD. Lionel Hampton plays vibes, drums, piano and sings and dances as he and his legendary big band absolutely delight the Belgian audience. Featuring stalwart jazz soloists such as Andy McGhee, Art Hoyle, Billy Mackel, Lou Blackburn, Bobby Plater, Wilbert Hogan, and Eddie Williams, the Hampton Orchestra plays Hamp's signature blend of jump blues, jazz and rhythm 'n' blues, whipping the audience into a frenzy. 58 minutes.
Songs performed from the 1958 Belgium concert include: The High and the Mighty · Hamp's Piano Blues · The History of Jazz · Hot Club Blues · I Found a New Baby · The Chase · Brussels Sprouts · Sticks Ahoy · Gladys.