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  1. ‎Born in Columbia, SC, on June 16, , tenor saxophonist Lucky Thompson bridged the gap between the physical dynamism of swing and the cerebral intricacies of bebop, emerging as one of his instrument's foremost practitioners and a stylist par excellence. Eli Thompson's lifelong nickname -- the bypr. Available with an Apple Music subscription.
  2. LUCKY THOMPSON Vinyl Records and CDs: American jazz saxophonist. Born June 16, in Columbia, South Carolina, USA. Died July 30, in Seattle, Washington, USA. Lucky Thompson Discography Price Guide Recently Listed Email Alerts Refine Search Results lucky thompson.
  3. The first CD put out by the collectors IAJRC label was a big success, a collection of some of tenor saxophonist Lucky Thompson's mid-'40s West Coast recordings. Thompson cut an enormous amount of sides while in Los Angeles during and some of the cream is on this CD. The skilled tenor (whose transitional style fell between swing and bop) is featured with ten different .
  4. Eli "Lucky" Thompson (June 16, – July 30, ) was an American jazz tenor and soprano saxophonist whose playing combined elements of swing and bebop. While John Coltrane usually receives the most credit for bringing the soprano saxophone out of obsolescence in the early s, Thompson (along with Steve Lacy) embraced the instrument earlier than Coltrane.
  5. Dec 25,  · About Lucky Thompson. Of the tenor saxophonists to emerge during the bebop era of the s, Eli ‘Lucky’ Thompson (–) was something of an anomaly. At a time when Lester Young and Charlie Parker were the dominant stylistic models, Thompson instead drew on Coleman Hawkins, Chu Berry, Ben Webster, and Don Byas for his inspiration, .
  6. Jun 12,  · Lucky Thompson, American jazz musician, one of the most distinctive and creative bop-era tenor saxophonists, who in later years played soprano saxophone as well. Thompson played tenor saxophone in the early s with Lionel Hampton, the Billy Eckstine band, and Count Basie before a highly active.
  7. Lucky Thompson was a strange one - a fighter, a questioner, a perfectionist, a complainer, a self-proclaimed victim of musical exploitation by what he called "vultures" - who dropped from the scene sometime in the mid-late 70s, gave his horns away to pay off debts, and never had anything to do with music again/5(10).
  8. Lucky Thompson Biography by Jason Ankeny + Follow Artist. An original and inventive jazz saxophonist of the pre-bebop era. London Ducretet-Thomson Brown Rose: Prevue Lucky Thompson & Gerard Pochonet et son Quartette Lucky Thompson Plays Jerome Kern and No More: Moodsville
  9. Lucky Thompson Lucky Thompson UK vinyl LP album record SOC SOCIETY Favourite Auctions Emmet Berry*?– Thompson Plays For Thomson FR Press Lucky Thompson: Thompson Plays For Thompson: V Ducretet Thomson.

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