Lionel Hampton - Quotes

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Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.

Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.

Seemed to me that drumming was the best way to get close to God.

Seemed to me that drumming was the best way to get close to God.

I think I love it more as I get older because I keep getting better on drums, vibes and piano. ---->>>

I worked hard learning harmony and theory when I was growing up in Chicago in the 1920s. ---->>>

Music was our wife, and we loved her. And we stayed with her, and we clothed her, and we put diamond rings on her hands. ---->>>

Playing gives me as much good feeling now as it did when I was a bitty kid. ---->>>

The secret is keeping busy, and loving what you do. ---->>>

Black and white players hadn't appeared together in public before Teddy Wilson and I began working with B.G. ---->>>

Every day I look forward to getting with my instruments, trying new things. ---->>>

Playing is my way of thinking, talking, communicating. ---->>>

I feel honored to have been a part of that dramatic change. ---->>>

So I always figured I'd still be playing at this age. ---->>>

Working with Benny was important for me and for black musicians in general. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 04-20, 1908
Birthplace:
Die: 08-31, 2002
Occupation: Musician
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Lionel Leo Hampton (April 20, 1908 – August 31, 2002) was an American jazz vibraphonist, pianist, percussionist, bandleader and actor. Hampton worked with jazz musicians from Teddy Wilson, Benny Goodman, and Buddy Rich to Charlie Parker, Charles Mingus, and Quincy Jones. In 1992, he was inducted into the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, and was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1996 (wikipedia)