Bo-Bi My Boy – Eli "Lucky" Thompson
From the same session as A Lady's Vanity comes this swinging blues head. The intro has a series of bass solo fills; our Bass part shows what Oscar Pettiford played here on the recording.
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- Recording: Lucky Thompson - Featuring Oscar Pettiford, Vol. 1
- Recorded on: January 24, 1956
- Label: ABC-Paramount (ABC 111)
- Concert Key: E-flat
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (medium)
- Tenor Sax - Eli "Lucky" Thompson
- Guitar - Skeeter Best
- Bass - Oscar Pettiford
There is an eight-measure intro that reappears as an ending, featuring a series of solo breaks for the bass. On our Bass part, we show Oscar Pettiford's breaks from the recording.
Solos on the recording are on standard E♭ blues. However, the substitute changes of the head can also be explored, as they are a welcome challenge to solo on.
Eli "Lucky" Thompson
June 16, 1923 – July 30, 2005
Saxophonist Lucky Thompson is one of the great treasures of jazz. He was born in Columbia, South Carolina, but was raised in Detroit, Michigan. He played in local groups with Hank Jones, Sonny Stitt and others. In August, 1943, when he was 19, he left Detroit with Lionel Hampton's Orchestra, eventually arriving in New York City. Still a teenager, his first recording date was with Hot Lips Page on March 18, 1944. Later in 1944 he started recording with both Lucky Millinder and Count Basie. Read more...