Friday, 4 September 2009

Lucky Thompson ”Lucky Strikes”

Lucky Thompson

Lucky Strikes
( LP Prestige Records, 1964 )
Catalog # PR 7365
** Also issued on Fantasy OJC 194, OJCCD 194-2

In A Sentimental Mood
Fly Me To The Moon
Mid-Nite Oil
Mumba Neua
I Forgot To Remember
Prey Loot

Personnel & Credits:
The Lucky Thompson Quartet
Lucky Thompson (ts, ss)
Hank Jones (p)
Richard Davis (b)
Connie Kay (d)
Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio,
Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 15, 1964

This reissue serves as a perfect introduction to the talents of the underrated saxophonist Lucky Thompson. Heard on four songs apiece on tenor and soprano (he was one of the first bop-oriented soprano players), Thompson plays two standards and six originals in a quartet with pianist Hank Jones, bassist Richard Davis, and drummer Connie Kay. The playing time on this straight reissue of an earlier LP is a bit brief (just over 38 minutes), but the quality is quite high. Thompson’s soprano solos in particular are quite memorable.
By Scott Yanow (All Music Guide)

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