Another tremendous loss.. I learned that he had wanted me to play as a pianist in his big band for his next project. It didn’t happen, but I will always remember the wonderful experience with his small band and his warm personality at rehearsals. May Slide Hampton Rest in Power.
Just learned of Slide Hampton‘s passing. As a trombone player, you really don’t get a lot of old guard heroes; you could count the ones alive in the 21st century on one hand. Thank you for all the inspiration – travel safe.