Lord, Lord, Am I Ever Gonna Know? – Eli "Lucky" Thompson
A blues-infused medium swinger with a classic soul-jazz sound. Like many later Lucky Thompson songs, the solos on the recording are on blues changes; the head changes can be used instead.
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- Recording: Lucky Thompson - Lord, Lord, Am I Ever Gonna Know?
- Recorded on: 1961
- Label: Candid (CM 8019)
- Concert Key: F
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (medium)
- Tenor Sax - Lucky Thompson
- Piano - Martial Solal
- Bass - Peter Trunk
- Drums - Kenny Clarke
Solos on the recording are 12-measure blues; the head changes could definitely also be used for solos. The recording has an intro, which we show on the lead sheet. It's a vamp on Fm(maj7) with a Latin groove; Lucky plays a melodic line over the vamp for eight measures, followed by a two-measure piano break and a two-measure drum break leading into the head. The ending vamps and fades out on the last two measures of the head.
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...