Little Tenderfoot – Eli "Lucky" Thompson
A charming melody that starts over classic rhythm changes but changes directions at the bridge. Easy to solo on.
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- Recording: Lucky Thompson - Featuring Oscar Pettiford, Vol. 2
- Recorded on: December 11, 1956
- Label: ABC-Paramount (ABC 171)
- Concert Key: F
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (medium up)
- Tenor Sax - Lucky Thompson
- Bass - Oscar Pettiford
- Guitar - Skeeter Best
Learn more about Lucky at Noal Cohen's Lucky Thompson Discography.
Check out other titles from Volume 1, the first collaboration between these great artists.
June 16, 1924 – 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...