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Lucky Thompson

Bop & Ballads

Label: Sonorama

Format: CD

Genre: Jazz

In stock


Newly discovered sessions released here for the first time: Ten recordings by one of the greatest saxophonists of his generation, American jazz master Lucky "Eli" Thompson with the Michael Naura Trio, Quintet and guests in Hamburg 1959 and 1960. Small and larger group improvisations with the melodic sound of Lucky on tenor and soprano sax, featuring Heinz von Moisy, Hajo Lange, Jimmy Gourley, Wolfgang Schlüter and Hans Koller. From hard bop to soft ballads, all light, fluffy, intimately personal and with a lyrical bebop approach.

"Lucky was a hell of a saxophone player" (Miles Davis)

Cat. number: C-95
Year: 2018
Recorded at Studio 10, Hamburg: Tracks 3,4,7-9 on April 17, 1959 [recorded for NDR Jazz Workshop No.6] Tracks 1, 2, 5, 6, 10 April 22, 1960 [recorded for NDR Jazz Workshop No.10]

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