Lucky Strikes

Leader: Lucky Thompson
Label: Prestige (PR 7365)

Recorded at the legendary Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs on September 15th, 1964.
Tenor/Soprano Sax - Eli "Lucky" Thompson
Piano - Hank Jones
Bass - Richard Davis
Drums - Connie Kay

An exquisite showcase for one of the most undersung saxophonists in the history of this music, "Lucky Strikes" perfectly captures the surreal beauty of Lucky Thompson's playing and compositional style. Thompson's soprano saxophone playing is especially of note, with its beguiling, breathy warmth providing a marked contrast to the Coltrane-derived, laser-focused sound that many players have chosen to hone towards.

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