Duane Thamm and the Chuck Hedges Swingtet – Tribute To Hamp
Delmark DD 552 (2004)
Vibraphonist Duane Thamm has appeared on two Delmark albums as sideman – Barrett Deems Big Band, How D’You Like It So Far? (Delmark 472) and Chuck Hedges, Swingtet Live At Andy’s (Delmark 465). This is Thamm’s debut as leader though he has been a professional musician for many years working with Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Henry Mancini, Tony Bennett, Bill Russo and the Chicago Jazz Ensemble, Buddy DeFranco, Butch Miles and many others. Tribute To Hamp was recorded in November, 2002 at Chicago’s Harold Washington Library with accompaniment by Chuck Hedges Swingtet – Chuck Hedges, clarinet; Frank Dawson, guitar; John Bany; bass; Charlie Braugham; drums.