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Lucky Thompson New York City 1964-65

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12 minutes ago, Chuck Nessa said:

My split with Uptown was not amicable and my name was left of a number of projects including Pettiford, Chubby Jackson, Serge and Dizzy.

Sorry to hear that. 

I guess sometimes credit isn't given, even when it is due. :( 

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I had very limited dealings with Uptown, but the guy was nuts.

I wonder if anyone will ever be able to acquire all the tapes he left behind, e.g. the rest of the Duke Pearson Left Bank material or the Grant Green/John Patton Left Bank. He has other goodies, but those were the ones he was able to get through a lead I gave him.

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If you can track it down, there's a brilliant essay on Thompson by Tad Shull, "When Backward Comes Out Ahead: Lucky Thompson's Phrasing and Improvisation," in the Annual Review of Jazz Studies 12, 2002.
 

Perhaps Shull himself might be able to help:

http://www.tadshull.com/

 

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Anyone here have any direct contact with Mr Thompson? I had a couple of phone calls and a letter or two. I tried to put together a "return" similar to Dexter. He made lots of promises and claims of new compositions. Sigh.

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The club date CD is crazy, Lucky Thompson starts getting wound up on "Lady Bird", and then on "Strike Up The Band" he just FLIES.

I've been listening to Lucky Thompson for decades now, but every new (to me) record of his I hear makes it feel like I'm hearing him for the first time. What a marvelous player (and writer) he was.

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5 hours ago, JSngry said:

The club date CD is crazy, Lucky Thompson starts getting wound up on "Lady Bird", and then on "Strike Up The Band" he just FLIES.

I've been listening to Lucky Thompson for decades now, but every new (to me) record of his I hear makes it feel like I'm hearing him for the first time. What a marvelous player (and writer) he was.

👍👍👍!!!

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Like Chuck, my dealings with Uptown were unpleasant. He owed me $300 for sound work I did for him, but of course I will never see that cash.

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On 29/11/2018 at 1:10 PM, Brad said:

But the four cd set they put out, Complete Parisian Small Group Sessions, 1956-1959, is a terrific release. 

Yes, that's very true!

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