Today In Jazz

Happy Birthday Slide Hampton & Mundell Lowe!

April 21

Two jazz legends share a birthday today, and we salute them for several decades each of first-class musicianship and dedication to the best in jazz.

They are both prolific arranger/composers as well as master instrumentalists, and they share in common recordings with their mutual friend, Art Farmer, and that’s how we will send the best and most appreciative greetings to guitarist Mundell Lowe, as he turns 92, and trombonist Slide Hampton, as he turns 82.