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If you can't afford the boxed set,
This review is from: The Lionel Hampton Quintet (Audio CD)This is a great CD, which was originally two LP's. The running time is 71:47 and the recordings date from 1954.
When you've got Lionel Hampton, who isn't noted for restraint, Oscar Peterson, who can play more Piano than anyone except Tatum, and Buddy Rich who is the showman Drummer supreme you know you're not in for a ballad selection...
The whole thing is summarized by the opening track. A 17 minute version of Flying Home (Lionel Hamptons signature tune). This is driven along with tremendous swing, and the solos literally fly. The remaining musicians are equally eminent, the relentless Ray Brown on bass, and Buddy DeFranco on Clarinet.
I'm saving for the boxed set anyway!