After receiving the Grammy nomination for Sentimental Journey on Atlantic Records, Lionel Hampton Giant of the jazz world and king of the vibraphone, recorded a second album with Sylvia Bennett in 1989. Because of the intimate setting of the "home studio" in Miami where the vibes were set up, Lionel felt very comfortable, relaxed, and spontaneous which led to one of his best studio performances ever. The significance and excitement of this project is that it is a totally new and unreleased Lionel Hampton recording that contains cover tunes and four new songs. This major work is a modern pop jazz recording that represents Lionel's innovative side, including his signature rapid two-finger piano playing. The work includes a dance mix of You Make My Heart Sing that appeals to the dance set as well as the jazz and pop audiences here and worldwide. The work is titled There Will Never Be Another You, to pay tribute to the man who contributed so much over so many years to music and society. This work honors Lionel Hampton and allows his old and new fans to experience his brilliance as an artist and innovator.
About the Artist
People have tried to compare Sylvia Bennett's voice to other great singers of the past and present; but perhaps jazz legend Lionel Hampton described Sylvia best when he said, "Man the lady can sing! Her magic gets to the ears and the hearts of the audience. Sylvia is truly an original!" The legend and the lady made some wonderful magic together. Sylvia Bennett became the first woman to record with Hampton in 30 years. Their album, Sentimental Journey, on Atlantic Records was a Grammy finalist in 1987. The team also became known as "presidential favorites," having performed together at the inaugrations of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George Bush, Sr.