Frame For The Blues – Slide Hampton

This sultry, sassy slow swing is a classic for a reason. Made famous by Maynard Ferguson, this Slide Hampton groove head is loved by horn players (like Hank Crawford) and organists (like Dr. Lonnie Smith) alike. Check out recordings and live videos from each of them to see how they make it their own!

Slide Hampton

April 21, 1932 – November 18, 2021

Trombonist Locksley Wellington "Slide" Hampton was born in Jeannette, Pennsylvania. The Hamptons were a very musical family in which mother, father, eight brothers and four sisters all played instruments and formed a family band. The family moved to Indianapolis in 1938. In 1944, at the age of twelve, Slide played in his family's Indianapolis jazz band, The Duke Hampton Band. Read more...

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