Amazon.com Widgets
1 Recommend It! 806 views

Marcus Hampton Releases Debut On ARC

SOURCE: Published:
Marcus Hampton Veteran trumpet player and composer Marcus Hampton, who is a nephew of Slide Hampton
Slide Hampton
Slide Hampton
b.1932
trombone
and a cousin of Lionel Hampton
Lionel Hampton
Lionel Hampton
1908 - 2002
vibraphone
, has just released his debut recording that features 12 of his jazz originals.

The title of his release is Hampton House of Jazz (ARC-2543). The title comes from the jazz club that Hampton and his family had opened and operated for a time in Florida before relocating to the Denver area. Featuring top players: Keith Oxman, Tom Ball, Pat Bianchi, Ken Walk, Todd Reid and Wendy Fopeano, the recording remains grounded in the swinging styles of Art Blakey
Art Blakey
Art Blakey
1919 - 1990
drums
, Freddie Hubbard
Freddie Hubbard
Freddie Hubbard
1938 - 2008
trumpet
and Slide Hampton
Slide Hampton
Slide Hampton
b.1932
trombone
.

About Marcus Hampton

A native of Indianapolis, Indiana, Mr. Hampton is also a veteran of a full career with US military bands, performing and serving with several bands located stateside as well as overseas in Germany on two occasions. Subsequently, he has extensive notable experiences. He has performed as a jazz soloist with the Hof Symphony Orchestra, with saxophonist Don Menza and at several notable jazz venues while posted in Germany alone.

His last military musical position was performing with the The United States Continental Army Band. Located on historic Ft. Monroe, VA, The United States Continental Army Band is one of the Army's premiere musical ensembles.

About Artists Recording Collective

Artists Recording Collective (ARC) is an independent music label brand and 21st Century music business model that was created by professional musicians for professional musicians. It provides a platform for member projects and activities to reach a global audience. Based largely on using the Internet, digital music distribution and related technologies, Artists Recording Collective provides an alternative to the traditional recording industry and music promotion business models.

ARC was founded on December 7, 2007 by Chris Burnett
Chris Burnett
Chris Burnett
b.1955
saxophone
, Erica Lindsay
Erica Lindsay
b.1955
sax, tenor
, and Sumi Tonooka
Sumi Tonooka
Sumi Tonooka
b.1956
piano
, all of whom are active professional musicians, producers and educators. Their collective motivation was in response to the inherent need for a professional platform for their own projects. Subsequently, Artists Recording Collective formally launched its first commercial CD recording release (Long Ago Today by jazz pianist, Sumi Tonooka with drummer, Bob Braye and bassist, Rufus Reid) in early 2008 to critical acclaim and national radio chart success.


Visit Website | Purchase

Support All About Jazz Through Amazon

Weekly Giveaways

Tom Chang

Tom Chang

About | Enter

Cedar Walton

Cedar Walton

About | Enter

Sheryl Bailey

Sheryl Bailey

About | Enter

Roscoe Mitchell

Roscoe Mitchell

About | Enter

Sponsor: Signature Jazz Cruise