Reminiscent – Eli "Lucky" Thompson
A medium swinger with that classic Lucky Thompson sound—elegantly melodic with a few subtle rhythm section figures. Our lead sheets include the coda from the recording; the piano intro is in the C treble and bass clef lead sheets.
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- Recording: Lucky Thompson - Lucky Strikes
- Recorded on: September 15, 1964
- Label: Prestige (PR 7365)
- Concert Key: F
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (medium)
- Tenor Sax - Lucky Thompson
- Piano - Hank Jones
- Bass - Richard Davis
- Drums - Connie Kay
Solos are on F "rhythm changes" with the bridge the same as the A section transposed up a 4th. On the recording, the out head starts at the bridge; our lead sheets have D.S. marked both at A and B of the head, and alternate endings for the solo chorus so you have the option of taking the head out with pickups to either A or B.
Our lead sheets show the coda from the recording, a two-measure piano break going to a final Cm7sus chord; Lucky Thompson's solo fill on the last chord is included. There is also a four-measure piano intro; this is shown in our C treble and bass clef lead sheets only.
Two recordings of Reminiscent appear on tenor saxophonists' tribute albums to Lucky Thompson, coincidentally recorded less than two weeks apart in 2006. These albums are Heinz von Hermann's "Lucky Thompson And Me" and Michael Blake's "The World Awakes."
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...