My friend alto saxophonist and jazz researcher Mario Schneeberger has for a long time been (and still is) collecting data relating to Lionel Hampton’s European tour in 1953. This tour features prominently in the memories of an certain generation of european jazz fans because Hamp brought a bunch of new members with him – Gigi Gryce, Clifford Brown, Art Farmer and Quincy Jones among these – whose abilities until that tour were mostly rumours in european jazz expert circles. Mario has published the facts he found in the January 2014 issue of Names and Numbers. This led to Björn Englund sending some additions and corrections to Mario which allowed Mario to revise his listings. I am very proud that Mario allows me to publish the revised version on this blog.
So here are Mario’s files for the band routes for Lionel Hampton’s European Tour. Enjoy! If you have corrections/additions, please use the comment section to this post, I will forward your information to Mario.
If you want to download these bandroutes in a printable pdf format, they are here (click right to download, then open in your pdf-viewer and print from there): lionel-hampton-bandroutes-europe-1953