Lucky Thompson In Person

Lucky Thompson 2

The logical followup to the piece below about Chris Byars' hero Lucky Thompson is a piece by Thompson. Here's a film from Paris in 1959 at the Blue Note. The rhythm section is Bud Powell, piano; Pierre Michelot, bass; Jimmy Gourley, guitar; Kenny Clarke, drums. The compostion is Dizzy Gillespie's and Charlie Parker's "Anthropology." The video clip ends before the tune does, but this is a rare opportunity to see the great tenor saxophonist in action with a band of his peers. Make that two … [Read more...]