Lionel Leo Hampton (April 20, 1908 –
August 31, 2002) was an American jazz
vibraphonist, pianist, percussionist,
bandleader and actor. Along with Red
Norvo, Hampton was one of the first jazz
vibraphone players. Hampton ranks
among the great names in jazz history,
having worked with a who's who of jazz
musicians, from Benny Goodman and
Buddy Rich to Charlie Parker and Quincy
Jones. In 1992, he was inducted into the
Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame.
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