Slide Hampton Similar Artists

Carl Fontana - 100% match to Slide Hampton

Genres: Jazz
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18 July 1928, Monroe, Louisiana, USA, d. 9 October 2003, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. As a teenager Fontana played trombone in a band led by his father, then joined Woody Herman in 1952. Subsequent big band stints came with Lionel Hampton and Stan Kenton. In the late 50s he worked with Kai Winding’s four-trombone band. He spent most of the 60s working in house bands in Las V Read more

Jiggs Whigham - 66% match to Slide Hampton

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Oliver Haydn Whigham III, 20 August 1943, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Whigham studied extensively as a young man, learning trombone, harmony and composing. In the early 60s he joined the Glenn Miller band led by Ray McKinley, remaining until the middle of the decade. He was then briefly with Stan Kenton before joining Kurt Edelhagen in Germany. Whigham decided to stay on in German Read more

Al Grey - 60% match to Slide Hampton

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Albert Thornton Grey, 6 June 1925, Aldie, Virginia, USA, d. 24 March 2000, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Early in his career Grey played trombone in bands in the US Navy but soon after World War II he joined Benny Carter, whom he always credited with extending his musical knowledge. After leaving Carter, Grey played in the bands of Jimmie Lunceford and Lucky Millinder. In 1948, he Read more

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Bill Watrous - 51% match to Slide Hampton

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William Russell Watrous III, 8 June 1939, Middletown, Connecticut, USA. Although Watrous took some formal musical tuition and also learned trombone from his father, he was largely self-taught. After playing in semi-professional bands, he studied with Herbie Nichols before turning full-time in the early 60s. He played in bands led by artists such as Billy Butterfield, Kai Win Read more

Cecil Payne - 32% match to Slide Hampton

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Cecil McKenzie Payne, 14 December 1922, New York City, New York, USA, d. 27 November 2007, Camden, New Jersey, USA. After first learning guitar, alto saxophone and clarinet, Payne took up the baritone saxophone. In 1946, a year in which he played and recorded with J.J. Johnson and Roy Eldridge, he joined Dizzy Gillespie’s big band for a three-year stint. Leaving Gillesp Read more

Guy Lafitte - 25% match to Slide Hampton

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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12 January 1927, St. Gaudens, France, d. 10 June 1998, France. Lafitte took up the tenor saxophone in his early 20s, having earlier played clarinet with gypsy bands in the Toulouse area. He later led his own bands in Paris and worked extensively with visiting American jazz and blues artists, including Big Bill Broonzy, Mezz Mezzrow, Bill Coleman and Buck Clayton. This was in Read more

Joe Newman - 24% match to Slide Hampton

Genres: Jazz
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Pierre Michelot - 23% match to Slide Hampton

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 March 1928, Saint Denis, France, d. 3 July 2005, Paris, France. Michelot studied classical bass from the age of 16, but it was the playing of Jimmy Blanton and Oscar Pettiford that attracted him to jazz. He played with Rex Stewart in 1948, toured Europe with Kenny Clarke and recorded with Coleman Hawkins. Although such experience must have sharpened his playing, he only ga Read more

Bernard Peiffer - 22% match to Slide Hampton

Genres: Jazz
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23 October 1922, Epinal, France, d. 7 September 1976, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Following intensive training as a classical pianist, Peiffer began playing jazz in distinguished company. While still a young man he played with Django Reinhardt, Hubert Rostaing and other European jazzmen and also with visiting Americans such as Rex Stewart, Don Byas and Sidney Bechet. By Read more

Elek Bacsik - 22% match to Slide Hampton

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 2000s
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22 May 1926, Budapest, Hungary, d. 1994, Chicago, Illinois, USA. After studying violin Bacsik took up the guitar, although he frequently returned to his first instrument in later years. Bacsik’s early repertoire included gypsy music alongside classical music, but his switch to guitar coincided with a growing interest in jazz, a trend befitting a man who was believed to Read more

Bill Holman - 19% match to Slide Hampton

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Willis Leonard Holman, 21 May 1927, Olive, California, USA. After studying at Westlake College, California, in the late 40s, tenor saxophonist Holman played in Charlie Barnet’s big band for three years, and then for four years with Stan Kenton. During this period Holman was not only playing but also contributing extensively to the Kenton band’s book, his charts bei Read more

Carmell Jones - 19% match to Slide Hampton

Genres: Jazz
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William Carmell Jones, 19 July 1936, Kansas City, Kansas, USA, d. 7 November 1996, Kansas City, USA. After attracting favourable attention for his trumpet playing in bands in the Kansas City area, Jones moved to Los Angeles in 1961, where he joined Bud Shank for an engagement at the Drift Inn, Malibu. He recorded with this group and later worked with Gerald Wilson and the Re Read more

The Marsalis Family - 16% match to Slide Hampton

Genres: Jazz Vocals
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Brian Lynch - 15% match to Slide Hampton

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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12 September 1956, Urbana, Illinois, USA. Raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Lynch took an early interest in music and began playing trumpet as a child. While studying at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, he sat in with locally-based musicians, including pianist Buddy Montgomery and, at The Main Event, a Milwaukee nightclub, with organist Melvin Rhyne. In 1980, Lynch moved t Read more

Jimmy Cobb - 12% match to Slide Hampton

Genres: Jazz
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20 January 1929, Washington, DC, USA. A self-taught drummer, Cobb gained a great deal of experience working in his home town behind visiting jazz artists such as Charlie Rouse, Leo Parker and Billie Holiday. In 1951 he joined Earl Bostic and later that year married and became musical director for Dinah Washington. In the mid-50s, now located in New York, Cobb worked with man Read more


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