Lionel Hampton – There Will Never Be Another You

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There Will Never Be Another You
(Out of Sight Music – 2006)

After receiving the Grammy nomination for Sentimental Journey on Atlantic Records, Lionel Hampton Giant of the jazz world and king of the vibraphone, recorded a second album with Sylvia Bennett in 1989. Because of the intimate setting of the “home studio” in Miami where the vibes were set up, Lionel felt very comfortable, relaxed, and spontaneous which led to one of his best studio performances ever. The significance and excitement of this project is that it is a totally new and unreleased Lionel Hampton recording that contains cover tunes and four new songs.

This major work is a modern pop jazz recording that represents Lionel’s innovative side, including his signature rapid two-finger piano playing. The work includes a dance mix of You Make My Heart Sing that appeals to the dance set as well as the jazz and pop audiences here and worldwide. The work is titled There Will Never Be Another You, to pay tribute to the man who contributed so much over so many years to music and society. This work honors Lionel Hampton and allows his old and new fans to experience his brilliance as an artist and innovator.