'King Of The Vibes', 'The Vibes President' or 'Boss Of The Backbeat'...call him what you will, Lionel Hampton was a Jazz hero. This enthralling documentary presents the life and times of the man who virtually invented the Vibraphone as a Jazz instrument, and is one of the fundamental influences of early Rock n' Roll. Mike Mainieri and Steve Smith narrate this collection of archive footage and rare photographs from the 30s to the 90s, telling the fascinating story of Hampton's 73-year career. The programme also includes contributions and appearances from a host of Jazz stars including Benny Goodman, Gene Krupa, Teddy Wilson, Milt Buckner, Benny Carter and many more. Legendary!