Lucky Thompson

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HighNote CD 7045
Lucky Thompson
Lucky In Paris

Lucky Thompson is a truly great tenor saxophonist who ranked high on jazz cognoscenti's lists from the 40's through the 50's. An enigmatic figure in the history of Jazz, Lucky Thompson disappeared from the music scene at the peak of his powers and is still living, whereabouts unknown. His records today are rare items indeed, and this unique recording has been completely unavailable since its initial release in France in 1959, where it was a domestic issue only and was NEVER available internationally. An extraordinary back-up group features Martial Solal, perhaps the most original jazz pianist to come out of Europe. The interplay between Solal and Lucky Thompson raises the level of this recording to the sublime. A must-have for anyone even casually interested in great tenor players.

Lucky Thompson- soprano saxophone/tenor saxophone; Martial Solal- piano; Michel Hausser- vibes; Gilbert Gassin- bass; Gerard Pochonet- drums; Gana M'Bow- percussion

Tracks: How About You; Midnight Sun; Pennies From Heaven; Solitude; Have You Met Miss Jones; We'll Be Together Again; Soul Food; Tea For Two; O.W.; Brother Bob.

 How About You


 Tea For Two

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