Lucky Thompson

Born: 
06/16/1924
City: 
Columbia
Region: 
South Carolina
Country: 
USA
Died: 
07/30/2005
Years Active: 
1942-1974
Genre(s): 
Instruments: 
Sax
Notable Equipment: 
Image Credit: 
William P. Gottlieb/Ira and Leonore S. Gershwin Fund Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress

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Eli "Lucky" Thompson was a jazz tenor and soprano saxophonist. While John Coltrane usually receives the most credit for bringing the soprano saxophone out of obsolescence in the early 1960s, Thompson, along with Steve Lacy, embraced the instrument earlier than did Coltrane. Thompson was born in Columbia, South Carolina, but moved to Detroit during his childhood.

Discography

Released: 1954
Released: 1956
Released: 1956
Released: 1956
Released: 1956
Released: 1956
Released: 1956
Released: 1957
Released: 1965
Released: 1976

Concerts

Event Datesort descending Venue City Region Country
Dizzy Gillespie & His Rebop Six 01/24/1946 Billy Berg's Hollywood California USA
Dizzy Gillespie Recording Session 02/07/1946 Electro Broadcast Studios Glendale California USA
Charlie Parker Recording Session 03/28/1946 Radio Recorders Studio Hollywood California USA
Oscar Pettiford 01/05/1949 Clique Club NYC New York USA
Oscar Pettiford All-Stars 01/06/1949 Clique Club NYC New York USA
Oscar Pettiford All-Stars 01/07/1949 Clique Club NYC New York USA
Oscar Pettiford All-Stars 01/08/1949 Clique Club NYC New York USA
Oscar Pettiford All-Stars 01/09/1949 Clique Club NYC New York USA
Oscar Pettiford All-Stars 01/10/1949 Clique Club NYC New York USA
Oscar Pettiford All-Stars 01/12/1949 Clique Club NYC New York USA
Oscar Pettiford All-Stars 01/13/1949 Clique Club NYC New York USA
Oscar Pettiford All-Stars 01/14/1949 Clique Club NYC New York USA
Oscar Pettiford All-Stars 01/15/1949 Clique Club NYC New York USA
Oscar Pettiford All-Stars 01/16/1949 Clique Club NYC New York USA
Oscar Pettiford All-Stars 01/17/1949 Clique Club NYC New York USA
Oscar Pettiford All-Stars 01/19/1949 Clique Club NYC New York USA
Oscar Pettiford All-Stars 01/20/1949 Clique Club NYC New York USA
Oscar Pettiford All-Stars 01/21/1949 Clique Club NYC New York USA
Oscar Pettiford All-Stars 01/22/1949 Clique Club NYC New York USA
Oscar Pettiford All-Stars 01/23/1949 Clique Club NYC New York USA
Oscar Pettiford All-Stars 01/24/1949 Clique Club NYC New York USA
Charlie Parker Septet 02/19/1949 Royal Roost Café NYC New York USA
Charlie Parker Septet 02/26/1949 Royal Roost Café NYC New York USA
Charlie Parker Septet 03/05/1949 Royal Roost Café NYC New York USA
Charlie Parker Septet 03/12/1949 Royal Roost Café NYC New York USA

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