Lucky Thompson

Lucky Thompson

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Eli "Lucky" Thompson (June 16, 1924, Columbia, South Carolina - July 30, 2005, Seattle, Washington) was a United States jazz tenor and soprano saxophonist. While John Coltrane usually receives the most credit for bringing the soprano saxophone out of obsolescence in the early 60s, Lucky Thompson, along with Steve Lacy, played it in a more advanced bebop format. After playing with the swing orchestras of Lionel Hampton, Don Redman, Billy Eckstine, Lucky Millinder, and Count Basie, he worked in rhythm and blues and then established a career in bop and hard bop, working with Kenny Clarke, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and Milt Jackson. Thompson was an inspired soloist capable of a very personal style in which the tradition of Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster and Don Byas was intelligently mixed with a modern grasp of harmony. He showed these capabilities as sideman on many albums recorded during the mid-1950s, such as Stan Kenton's Cuban Fire, and those under his own name.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 209g
  • Lect Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134973580
  • 9786134973588