The Obvious Love for Slide Hampton

Some heartfelt tributes for Slide Hampton have rolled in this month. First, a video presentation from trombonist Dion Tucker at his YouTube channel. He shares his great photos and insight:

At JazzTimes, here are Michael Dease’s reflections on Slide Hampton.

Related: Michael Medrick’s collection of transcribed Slide Hampton solos, mostly from the excellent Mad About Tadd recording.

Chicago, June 2013

Recently visited Chicago, the City of the Big Shoulders. One of the days was foggy. How did that fog come in? On little cat feet, maybe? It was gone the next day. Click a photo for a larger version.