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A Day In Vienna (ver. 1) by Slide Hampton - Piano Sheets and Free Sheet Music

  
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Locksley Wellington "Slide" Hampton (born April 21, 1932) is an American jazz trombonist, composer and arranger. He was a 1998 Grammy Award winner for "Best Jazz Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)", as arranger for "Cotton Tail" performed by Dee Dee Bridgewater. He was also a Grammy nominee in 2005[1] for "Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album," The Way: Music of Slide Hampton, The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, and received another nomination in 2006 for his arrangement of "Stardust" for the Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band featuring Roberta Gambarini.[2] In 2005, the National Endowment for the Arts honored Slide Hampton with its highest honor in jazz, the NEA Jazz Masters Award. A masterly arranger and gifted trombone player, Hampton's career is among the most distinguished in jazz.[3 Slide Hampton was born in Jeannette, Pennsylvania. Laura and Clarke “Deacon” Hampton raised 12 children, taught them how to play musical instruments and set out with them as a family band. The family first came to Indianapolis in 1938. The Hamptons were a very musical family in which mother, father, eight brothers, and four sisters all played instruments.[4] Slide Hampton is one of the few left-handed trombone players. Although not naturally left-handed, as a child Hampton received a left-handed instrument from his father; as no one ever dissuaded him, he continued to play this way. [5] [6] At the age of 12, Slide played in his family's Indianapolis jazz band, The Duke Hampton Band,[2] from 1945-1952. The Hampton family members in the band included Virtue Hampton Whitted (double bass), Aletra (harp, piano), Marcus (trumpet), Dawn (alto sax), Russell "Lucky" (baritone-tenor-alto saxes), Locksley "Slide" (trombone, flugelhorn), Clarke, Jr. "Duke" (saxophones, drum, timpani, vibraharp), and Maceo (trumpet). The Hampton band got steady work performing as the house band at the Sunset Terrace on Indiana Avenue before becoming the house band at Cincinnati’s Cotton Club. It was there that they recorded “Lonesome Women Blues” by Aletra, and she sang “Baby Please Be Good To Me” and “The Push,” written by Lucky Hampton. The group recorded on the King and Aladdin labels, but disbanded after having appeared at Carnegie Hall, the Apollo Theater, and the Savoy Ballroom in New York City. In the 1950s, his sisters Virtue, Aletra, and Carmalita formed the Hampton Sisters after Dawn went to New York and became an established cabaret singer and songwriter.[7] The Hampton Sisters, performing for over 75 years![8][9] By 1952, at the age of 20, Slide was performing at Carnegie Hall with the Lionel Hampton Band. He played with the Buddy Johnson's R&B band from 1955-1956, then became a member of the Maynard Ferguson's band (1957-1959), where he played and arranged, providing excitement on such popular tunes as "The Fugue," "Three Little Foxes" and "Slides Derangement." In 1958, he recorded with trombone masters on the classic release of Melba Liston, "Melba Liston and Her 'Bones". As his reputation grew, he soon began working with bands led by Art Blakey, Tadd Dameron in 1969, Barry Harris, Thad Jones, Mel Lewis, and Max Roach, contributing both original compositions and arrangements. In 1962, he formed the Slide Hampton Octet, with horn players Booker Little, Freddie Hubbard, and George Coleman. The band toured the U.S. and Europe and recorded on several labels. In 1968 he toured with Woody Herman orchestra, settling in Europe where he remained until 1977. He taught at Harvard, artist-in-residence in 1981,[10] the University of Massachusetts, De Paul University in Chicago, and Indiana State University. During this period he led his own nine-trombone, three-rhythm band, World of Trombones, co-led Continuum (a quintet with Jimmy Heath that plays the music of Tadd Dameron), freelanced as both a writer and a player, and often worked in Dizzy Gillespie tribute projects, including with Jon Faddis and with his Jazz Masters. He also appeared on The Cosby Show 1986. The episode entitled "Play It Again, Russell", is a reference to "Play it again, Sam", a quote from Casablanca (1942).[11] Hampton also played the trombone in Diana Ross Live! The Lady Sings... Jazz & Blues: Stolen Moments (1992) dvd.[12]
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The joy of reading piano notes Music is said to be the best medicine developed by nature. The thought and feel is said to have the power to bring back the dead. While playing music gives you the joy you just cannot contain, same is the case with reading piano music sheets. After all, it is sheet music which tells you exactly how to play that favorite tune of yours. Many feel that reading piano music sheets is an ardent task. Well, this is exactly where are all wrong. It is certainly not the case that one glance and you will understand what is written in that sheet music. But it is certainly not as difficult as expected! Sheet Music is the language of expressing music in a readable form. And just like to learn a new language you need dedication and perseverance, same is the case with  (More...)