Watch Lionel Hampton and his band perform Flying Home Broadcast on American Television in 1957. Use this link to open my Jazz Giants library playlist. This vibraphone used by Lionel Hampton, was made by Musser in Elkhardt, Indiana, circa 1980. This three- octave, M75 Century model, has gold finished bars, gold lacquered resonators, and covered wood end panels.
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The DVD Lionel Hampton: Jazz Legend King of the Vibes chronicles the 73 year career of Lionel Hampton, the original jazz vibraphonist. The popularity of the vibraphone as a jazz instrument can primarily be credited to one man, Lionel Hampton.