This week on Jazz Profiles, we looked at the work of Abdullah Ibrahim (b. 1934), a South African pianist and saxophonist influenced heavily by his time growing up in apartheid South Africa and by such jazz greats as Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk.
Dave Holland (b. Oct 1, 1946): bassist and composer. Today we examined his output with Miles Davis, solo and collaborative efforts throughout the 70s and 80s, and finally his own projects in the 90s and 2000s.
Today's subject was Lionel Hampton, legendary jazz vibraphonist. The show surveyed his early work as percussionist and vibraphonist in big bands, through his playing in Benny Goodman's small groups, to his career as bandleader and frequent collaborator.