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Lionel Hampton, 1908 - 2002


Lionel Leo Hampton (April 20, 1908 – August 31, 2002) was an American jazz vibraphonist, pianist, percussionist, bandleader and actor. Hampton was the first jazz vibraphone player. Hampton ranks among the greatest names in jazz history, having worked with a who's who of jazz musicians, from Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman and Buddy Rich to Charlie Parker Charles Mingus and Quincy Jones. In 1992, he was inducted into the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame.WIKIPEDIA