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March 22, 1992 | BILL KOHLHAASE and New albums are rated on a scale of one star (poor) to four (excellent). A rating of five stars is reserved for classic reissues or retrospectives.
* * * Jerome Rusch, "Bright Moments," Jeru Records. Trumpeter Rusch risked being overshadowed by including such powerhouses as saxophonist Clifford Jordan, trombonist Slide Hampton and guitarist Mike Stern on this album, recorded in 1983 and 1991. But Rusch's assured, intelligent improvisations and ensemble playing stand shoulder to shoulder with fine work from front-liners Jordan and Hampton.
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September 23, 1993 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Slide Hampton remembers the first time he saw trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie perform. The trombonist was a young initiate in the early '50s, living in Indianapolis, the same town that had produced fellow trombonist J.J. Johnson. "It was quite a music center in those days," Hampton recalled earlier this week in a phone call from Sacramento during a stop with his JazzMasters orchestra and its tribute to the late trumpet giant Gillespie.
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September 23, 1993 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Slide Hampton remembers the first time he saw trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie perform. The trombonist was a young initiate in the early '50s, living in Indianapolis, the same town that had produced fellow trombonist J.J. Johnson. "It was quite a music center in those days," Hampton recalled earlier this week in a phone call from Sacramento during a stop with his JazzMasters orchestra and its tribute to the late trumpet giant Gillespie.
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March 22, 1992 | BILL KOHLHAASE and New albums are rated on a scale of one star (poor) to four (excellent). A rating of five stars is reserved for classic reissues or retrospectives.
* * * Jerome Rusch, "Bright Moments," Jeru Records. Trumpeter Rusch risked being overshadowed by including such powerhouses as saxophonist Clifford Jordan, trombonist Slide Hampton and guitarist Mike Stern on this album, recorded in 1983 and 1991. But Rusch's assured, intelligent improvisations and ensemble playing stand shoulder to shoulder with fine work from front-liners Jordan and Hampton.
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November 6, 2004 | From Associated Press
Former big band leader Artie Shaw is among seven artists who have been named National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters. Since 1982, the endowment has awarded the title to a handful of living jazz musicians and promoters to recognize their contributions to the music form. Those honored also include guitarist Kenny Burrell, clarinetist-saxophonist Paquito D'Rivera, composer Slide Hampton, singer Shirley Horn, keyboardist Jimmy Smith and jazz impresario George Wein.
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January 29, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Friends and admirers of Ella Fitzgerald, from a 15-year-old tap dancer to trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, will perform at an American Heart Assn. fund-raiser honoring the singer. The Feb. 12 show at Avery Fisher Hall in New York includes performances by tap dancer Savion Glover, George Shearing, Linda Ronstadt, Cab Calloway, Andre Previn, Joe Williams, Honi Coles and the Copasetics, Bobby McFerrin, Manhattan Transfer and opera diva Jessye Norman.
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July 27, 1988 | LEONARD FEATHER
Set to coincide with the city's 217th birthday, the inaugural City of Los Angeles Jazz Festival will be presented Sept. 3-4. Sponsored by the Los Angeles-based International Assn. of Jazz Appreciation, the event will include a free public concert Sept. 3 from 4 to 7 p.m. at MacArthur Park, with Poncho Sanchez, the Harold Land Quintet and the Central Avenue Band. On Sept.
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August 21, 1994 | Zan Stewart
GROVER WASHINGTON JR. "All My Tomorrows" Columbia * * * This album, while being touted as a "mainstream" session from saxman Washington, is really more high-quality easy-listening jazz, with tempos relaxed and solos reflecting the melodies of songs. A man who knows how to deliver a melody with feeling, Washington is in good company here.
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December 5, 1997 | DON HECKMAN
*** JIM HALL "Panorama: Live at the Village Vanguard" Telarc An equally appropriate title for this diverse set of performances might have been "Guest Star Gala." Working a five-night run at Greenwich Village's legendary nightclub, Hall decided to include a different musical companion in the lineup each night: pianists Kenny Barron and Geoff Keezer, fluegelhornist Art Farmer, trombonist Slide Hampton and alto saxophonist Greg Osby.
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January 10, 1993 | Times wire services
Jazz greats and entertainers joined family and friends Saturday at a New York church to say goodby to legendary jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie. It was a private funeral service and a tribute to a musical genius whose style and personality touched many around the world. During the service, a chorus of world-famous jazz musicians, including Wynton Marsalis and Slide Hampton, stood on the wooden altar and played for their friend and mentor who died Wednesday at age 75.
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May 30, 1995 | DON HECKMAN
Mahogany's jazz chops are obvious from the first notes he sings on the opening track, Grachan Moncur's swinging "The Coaster." Placing in a pure jazz environment, with an ensemble that includes Arthur Blythe on alto saxophone, Kevin Eubanks on guitar and Marvin (Smitty) Smith on drums and arrangements by Slide Hampton and Maria Schneider, Mahogany is perfectly at home, his vocals slipping comfortably in and around the hard grooving accompaniment and stretched-out instrumental soloing.
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