Slide Hampton® Ultra Big Band

Slide Hampton® Ultra Big Band

 East Orange, New Jersey, USA
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The Slide Hampton Ultra Big Band is armed with some of the most sought after arrangements & original compositions in Jazz. featuring superb tribute programs: "A Tribute to African American-Greatness" & "A Musical Tribute to A.C. Jobim", Frank Sinatra and more...the possibilities are endless!

Biography

No need to make this long and drawn out...if your a fan of jazz, you know about Slide Hampton(TM). What you didn't know is he's fronting his own Big Band...The Slide Hampton Ultra Big Band.

He's a 2005 NEA Jazz Master, has GRAMMY awards for his contributions to projects with Dee Bee Bridgewater, the Vangaurd Jazz Orchestra and most recently, a nomination with The Dizzy Gillespie(TM) All-Star Big Band.

The Slide Hampton Ultra Big Band takes the genre to the next level, with a robust, expansive sound... and one ingredient no other big band has...Slide Hampton as it's musical director and writer. You'll "See the MusiqueTM"... the color...the changes...this is one of the best Big Bands on the planet...period!

Mr. Hampton is one of the most sought after educators in the business, having perfromed clinics around the world, his 60 + years of experience serve as a weath of information for students and professionals alike.
Slide Hampton holds a place of distinction in the Jazz tradition.

Lyrics

Mandela (is a man)

Written By: Composed by Slide Hampton / Lyrics by Tony Charles and Slide Hampton Copyright 2008 Slide Hampton M

0:08 (rap intro - whispering)
Nelson Mandela's a very fine fellow, who fought for the right to be free...

Convicted by lies, he did receive time, they tried to bring him to his knees...

Experienced Hell, while restricted to cell, no God given rights, he’s not free...

For 2 - 7 years, he shed not one tear, he did it for you and for me______

(Male Chorus )
Nel - son__ Man - del - a he_ is_ a good man__

Nel - son__ Man - del - a he_ is_ a real man__

(Rap)
This is the story of Nelson Mandela, directly descended from kings
He's known as “Madiba”, to all of his people, they knew he'd accomplish great things...

(Chorus - All)
Open wide___
Open your mind____

(Rap)
Open your mind, your life’s been disguised, you only thought you were free...
the way you should be ...'cause that's what God has decreed, freedom...
throughout the land.

(Rap)
Con-tem-plate li-be-rate, not once did he hes-i-tate...he’s a man____
(Chorus0
Man_dela_ is a man_

(Chorus)
He is a man, who put forth a plan, to free his land

3:02:5 (Rap)
He avoid - ed con - fu - sion, said no to de - lu - sion, he embraced revo - lution... Man-dela
is a man__

(Chorus - Female)
He's done_ all_ he_ can___

....he descended from kings, (I said) Oh_what a won - der - ful thing!

(Rap)
Mandela... the man, he... put forth a plan, that would free, the motherland

He attempted to use, non violent means,

like marches... protests ...know what I mean?

He opened our minds...there’s no more disguise...soon the world will be free

Free for you, Free... for... me

(Rap)
'Cause that's the way...
it's... supposed to be

(Chorus - All)
Nelson Man - dela’s___ ....a man!
He is a proud man___! He is a good man___!
Oh Nelson Mandela___ He has done all he can... he has!

(Rap)
Inspired us to do what’s right, everyone from black to white
We must all continue his fight,
to insure our children's futures and rights

Mandela is the man... so follow his plan__

(Chorus)
Mandela had a plan... he fought and then he ran... came back and freed his land__

Mandela's the man you should strive to be like...
he'll give you the strength...to stand up and fight...
and be a man...then you'll understand...you're an honorary South - African.

(Chorus-Male)
I am Mandela...you are Mandela...we are Mande_______la!

(Chorus)
Nel - son Man-del-a’s a man____
And he's done all that he can_____

I said he's the man!_

(Rap)
Proved re-vo-lu-tion / brings forth re-sti-tu-tion / that’s - how - it - goes - down / when - your -mind’s not di-lu-ted

(Female - Chorus)
He’s done all he_ can____

(Rap)
Nelson Mandela’s a very fine fellow, who fought for the right to be free

Convicted by lies, he did receive time, they tried to bring him to his knees

Experienced Hell, while restricted to cell, no God given rights, he’s not free

For 2 - 7 years, he shed not one tear, he did it for you and for me__

(Male - Chorus)
Nel - son__ Man - del - a___ he is__ a strong man___

Nel - son__ Man - del - a___ he is__ a real man___

Copyright 2008 Slide Hampton Musique Publishing, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Venus & Serena

Written By: Composed by Slide Hampton / Lyrics by Tony Charles and Slide Hampton Copyright 2008 Slide Hampton M

Ve - nus Ve - nus
you are a star so bright
and with your light... you'll
al - ways lead us___
like___ a bea - con__
for all that's right.

Shoot - ing star__
Se - re - na you are
you'll see her trail no mat - ter where you are.

The world's a lit - tle be -
ter to - day__________
on the court and
the run - way.______

You live your life you
do it your___ way

(Chorus)
Ve - nus____ Se - re - na____
Se - re - na____ Ve - nus_____

Bridge

Se - re - na is a shoot - ing
star and Ve - nus al - ways
shows us who we__
are.___

The world is so much bet - ter to - day________
when they play

(Chorus)
though they have a love for
fash - ion ten-nis is their
real passion.
Hats off to their Mom and Dad_ with - out them we would
ne - ver have....
Ve - nus_____
Se - re - na______
Se - re - na______
Ve - nus_____________

Ve - nus_______
Se - re - na____

Ve - nus_______
Se - re - na____

Copyright 2008 Slide Hampton Musique

Discography

Drum Suite - 2006
Spirit of the Horn - 2003
Jazz Matinee - 2002
Dedicated to Diz - 1993
Roots - 1985
To Sides of Slide Hampton - 1962
Sister Salvation - 1960
and many, many more!

Set List

"Mandela"
"Oprah"
"Tiger",
"Venus & Serena"
"Gil"
"Freedom Jazz Dance"
"Fried Bananas"
"Round Midnight"
"One for Thad"

Sets last from 1hr to 1.5hrs.

The Band also has an extensive list of arrangements from the Slide Hampton Musique Catalog. A set list can be compiled to suit the needs of your event.
We'll make your special event "extra" special.