Lucky Thompson - Bop and Ballads (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 00:42:23 | 101 MB
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Mainstream Jazz | Label: Sonorama
Newly discovered sessions released here for the first time: Ten recordings by one of the greatest saxophonist 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 Molsy, Hajo Lange, JImmy Gourley, Wolfgang Schlüter and Hans Koller. Hard bop with a nod to Lester Young and soft ballads, all light, intimately personal and with a lyrical bebop approach. "Lucky was a hell of a saxophone player (Miles Davis). The music, all written and arranged by Lucky, is melodic and intimately personal. He is a melodic improviser; and jazz is rooted in song: its vox humana aspect is the magical ability of an instrumentalist to bend his horn to shape the artist`s needs, to make it an extension of his own, personal voice. It is a magic at which Lucky is a Merlin.