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As the trends Hampton helped bring to the surface continued to evolve, Hampton was, inevitably, left behind by the times. He never really went away though, just transitioned into an elder statesman kind of role, still playing every chance he got for the sheer love of it until the 1990s, when his health began to fail him. Before he finally passed in 2002, he had received just about every award or token of recognition possible: numerous honorary degrees and hall of fame inductions, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a Kennedy Center Honor, and a National Medal of Arts just to name a few. Hell, he even agreed to donate his most cherished Vibraphone to the Smithsonian museum, a meaningful affirmation of the way in which he and his favorite instrument were almost synonymous. Had he stuck only to the drums, Hampton would still probably be remembered as one of the greats, he was just that kind of exuberant, uncontainable performer, but it was his decision to embrace something new and different, to experiment and explore, that set him apart. He could have been one masterful drummer among many, but he took a chance and ended up with a much more unique title, the undisputed "King of the Vibes".

The decade saw Gordon's first entry into the world of drama. He appeared as a member (uncredited) of Art Hazzard's band in the 1950 film Young Man with a Horn . He appeared in an uncredited and overdubbed role as a member of a prison band in the movie Unchained , filmed inside Chino. Gordon was a saxophonist performing Freddie Redd 's music for the Los Angeles production of Jack Gelber 's play The Connection in 1960, replacing Jackie McLean . He contributed two compositions, Ernie's Tune and I Want More to the score and later recorded them for his album Dexter Calling .

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“This is called ‘Subversion’ — there is greed, anger and evil. I painted it with a knitting needle,” he said of one.


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