Lionel Hampton – Bossa Nova Jazz

Lionel Hampton (1908-2002)

Lionel Hampton was an American vibraphone player, pianist, percussionist, band leader, and actor. He was one of the greatest jazz musicians of the 20th century. Throughout his career Lionel Hampton played with many of the jazz greats including Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Charlie parker, and Quincey Jones.

Here is an album of Bossa Novas performed by Lionel Hampton and a group of jazz musicians. Bossa Nova is a fusion of the samba and jazz. It was developed in the 1950s and 1960s and became widely popular. Enjoy!

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