King of the Vibes. By Lionel Hampton. DVD. Instruction, Jazz. DVD. Hudson Music #HDDVDLH21. Published by Hudson Music (HL.320492).
Item Number: HL.320492
ISBN 9780634061448. 5.25x7.5 inches. With narration by Mike Mainieri and Steve Smith.
This DVD features the music and the life of the man who virtually invented the vibraphone as a jazz instrument, in an astounding career that spanned 73 years. It presents vintage film clips and rare photographs from the 1930s through the 1990s, combined with incisive commentary from contemporary mallet master Mike Mainieri; and award-winning percussionist Steve Smith. Joining Lionel Hampton throughout this singular musical journey are a number of other jazz legends, including Benny Goodman, Gene Krupa, Teddy Wilson, Milt Buckner, Betty Carter and dozens of other jazz stars. 70 minutes.