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Lionel Hampton: If anybody asks, tell them — Lionel is ready!

Max Jones, Melody Maker, 15 November 1969

LIONEL HAMPTON'S late-night appearance at Jazz Expo in London the other week caused disputation, to put it rather mildly. Some people found him exciting. Others thought his band disappointing and his programme over commercial. I heard a lot of complaints about singer, rock material and the long wait for it all to begin.

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