N R #1 – Eli "Lucky" Thompson
An angular blues with an unusual addition to the form, this quirky Lucky Thompson piece is pure fun.
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- Recording: Lucky Thompson - Featuring Oscar Pettiford, Vol. 2
- Recorded on: December 12, 1956
- Label: ABC-Paramount (ABC 171)
- Concert Key: B-flat
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (medium)
- Trombone - Jimmy Cleveland
- Tenor Sax - Lucky Thompson
- Piano - Don Abney
- Bass - Oscar Pettiford
- Drums - Osie Johnson
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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...