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EAN: 8427328609333
Bestellnr.: FS 0933
Preiscode: 3799
LUCKY THOMPSON
Complete Parisian Small Group Sessions 1956-1959 (4-CD Box Set)
FRESH SOUND
4 CD Box Set including a 36-page booklet with comprehensive essay by Jordi Pujol, complete sessionography, extensive recording details, rare photos and original art covers.
Lucky Thompson (1924-2005) had never been accorded the praise he deserved in the United States, despite the fact that in the 40s many prominent critics and musicians considered him the finest tenor-saxophone player to appear in jazz since the emergence of Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young. He never found work easily in his own country, maybe because he expressed his views too forcibly about the various rackets going on behind the glitteringfacade of the musical profession. It got so bad that by the 1950s Lucky was practically ignored by most record labels, which deliberately passed over his name time and time again rather than employ him.
This was the situation in 1956, when he decided to move to Paris-like Don Byas and several others before him-hoping for better things in Europe where his name meant something to jazz critics and collectors. In the months after his arrival in Paris, Lucky appeared on more record sessions than he had in the previous several years in his own country.
These Parisian recordings (1956-1959) went a long way towards proving Lucky Thompson's stature in jazz; they show that his neglect was uncalled for, and that he was a superb fountain of finely-embroidered jazz improvisation.

(*) Bonus Tracks
Original sources CD 1:
Tracks #1-5, from "Thompson Plays for Thomson" (Ducretet-Thomson 250 V 024) UK issue "Lucky Thompson Quintet" (London/Ducretet-Thomson D93098)
Tracks #6-9, from the 10-inch album "Modern Jazz Group- Tentette and Quartet featuring Lucky Thompson" (Le Club Français du Disque 66)
Tracks #10-19, from the album "Lucky Thompson avec Gérard 'Dave' Pochonet et son quartette, Vol. 1" (Swing LDM 30.030)
Original sources CD 2:
Tracks #1-2 from the album "Lucky Thompson avec Gérard 'Dave' Pochonet et son quartette, Vol.1" (Swing LDM 30.030)
Tracks #3-5 from the 45 rpm EP "Jean-Pierre Sasson joue avec Lucky Thompson" (Columbia ESDF1105)
Tracks #6 & 9, from the 7-inch EP "Lucky Thompson avec Guy Lafitte" (Columbia ESDF 1109)
Tracks #7 & 8, from the 7-inch EP "Lucky Thompson avec Guy Lafitte" (Columbia ESDF 1110) Also issued on the 10-inch Lucky Thompson album "To the Sax Paradise." (Columbia FP 1083)
Tracks #10-13, from the album "Club Session nº IV - Dave Pochonet et son orchestre, avec Lucky Thompson" (Le Club Français du Disque 84)
Tracks #14-19, from the album "Lucky Thompson plays for the Club" (Club des Amateurs du Disque, C.A.D. 3.001)
Original sources CD 3:
Tracks #1-3 from the 7-inch EP "Lucky Thompson and his Orchestra" (Columbia ESDF 1113) Also issued on the 10-inch album
"Lucky Thompson - To the Sax Paradise."(Columbia FP 1083)
Tracks #4-9, from the album "Lucky Thompson Plays for the Club" (Club des Amateurs du Disque, C.A.D. 3.001)
Track #10, from the album "Lucky Thompson & Dave Pochonet All Stars" (Le Club Français du Disque LP 84)
Tracks #11-18, from the album "Sammy Price & Lucky Thompson" (Polydor 46.103)
Original sources CD 4:
Tracks #1-4, from the 45 rpm EP "Kenny Clarke Quartet - Relax." (Columbia ESDF 1167)
Tracks #5-7, and 11 from the 7-inch EP "Lucky in Paris" (Symphonium 1230)
Tracks #8 & 13, from the 12-inch LP "Swingin' in Paris-Gerard 'Dave' Pochonet and his French All-Stars" (Taureau (USA) SW-3301)
Tracks #9,10,12 & 14, from the Symphonium sessions
Track #15, from the INA archives
Track #16, from "Thompson Plays for Thomson" (Ducretet-Thomson 250 V 024)
Tracks #17 & 18, from the 45 rpm EP "Lucky Thompson und das Jack Sels Sextett -Bongo Jazz" (Berthelsman 66126)
Personnel on CD 1
Tracks #1-5: Lucky Thompson Quintet:Emmett Berry, trumpet (out on #1); Lucky Thompson, tenor sax; Henri Renaud, piano (out on #1); Benoit Quersin, bass; Gérard Pochonet, drums. Recorded in Paris, France, February 21-22, 1956
Tracks #6-9: Lucky Thompson Quartet:Lucky Thompson, tenor sax; Henri Renaud (as Henri Duaner), piano; Benoit Quersin, bass; Christian Garros, drums. Recorded in Paris, France, March 7, 1956
Tracks #10-15: Lucky Thompson & Dave Pochonet Quartet:Lucky Thompson, tenor sax; Michel Hausser, vibes; Martial Solal, piano; Jean-Pierre Sasson (as 'Sir' John Peter) guitar; Benoit Quersin, bass; Gérard Pochonet, drums. Recorded in Paris, France, March 14, 1956
Tracks #16-19: Lucky Thompson & Dave Pochonet Quartet:Lucky Thompson, tenor sax; Michel Hausser, vibes (out on #19); Martial Solal, piano; J.P. Sasson (as 'Sir' John Peter) guitar; Pierre Michelot, bass; Gérard Pochonet, drums. Recorded in Paris, France, March 24, 1956
Personnel on CD 2
Tracks #1-2: Lucky Thompson & Dave Pochonet Quartet:Lucky Thompson, tenor sax; Michel Hausser, vibes; Martial Solal, piano; Jean-Pierre Sasson (as 'Sir' John Peter), guitar; Pierre Michelot, bass; Gérard Pochonet, drums. Recorded in Paris, France, March 24, 1956
Tracks #3-5: Lucky Thompson & Jean-Pierre Sasson Trio:Lucky Thompson, tenor sax; Jean-Pierre Sasson, guitar; Paul Rovere, bass; Gérard Pochonet, drums. Recorded in Paris, France, March 27, 1956
Tracks #6-9: Lucky Thompson Quartet with Guy Lafitte:Lucky Thompson, Guy Lafitte, tenor sax (out on #9); Martial Solal, piano; Benoit Quersin, bass; Roger Paraboschi, drums. Recorded in Paris, France, April 5, 1956
Tracks #10-13: Lucky Thompson & Dave Pochonet All Stars:Lucky Thompson, tenor sax; Martial Solal, piano; Jean-Pierre Sasson, guitar; Benoit Quersin, bass; Gérard Pochonet, drums. Charles Verstraete, trombone, and Michel de Villers, baritone sax added on #11-13. Recorded in Paris, France, April 16, 1956
Tracks #14-19: Lucky Thompson Quartet & Quintet:Charles Verstraete, trombone (out on #17,19); Lucky Thompson, tenor sax; Martial Solal, piano (out on #18,19); Benoit Quersin, bass; Gérard Pochonet, drums. Recorded in Paris, France, April 18, 1956
Personnel on CD 3
Tracks #1-3: Lucky Thompson Quartet:Lucky Thompson, tenor sax; Martial Solal, piano; Benoit Quersin, bass; Roger Paraboschi, drums. Recorded in Paris, France, April 20, 1956
Tracks #4-9: Lucky Thompson Quintet:Charles Verstraete, trombone (#4,6,7,9); Michel de Villers, baritone sax (#5,8,9) Lucky Thompson, tenor sax; Martial Solal, piano; Benoit Quersin, bass; Gérard Pochonet, drums. Recorded in Paris, France, April 25, 1956
Track #10: Dave Pochonet All Stars Featuring Lucky Thompson:Fernand Verstraete, trumpet; Lucky Thompson, tenor sax; Henri Renaud, piano; Benoit Quersin, bass; Gérard Pochonet, drums. Recorded in Paris, France, May 11, 1956
Tracks #11-18: Sammy Price & Lucky Thompson Quintet:Lucky Thompson, tenor sax; Sammy Price, piano, and vocals (on #11,13,16,18); Jean-Pierre Sasson, guitar; Pierre Michelot, bass; Gérard Pochonet, drums. Recorded at Theatre Pigalle, Paris, France, July 6, 1957
Personnel on CD 4
Tracks #1-4: Kenny Clarke Quartet featuring Lucky Thompson:Lucky Thompson, tenor; Martial Solal, piano; P.Michelot, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums. Recorded at Pathé Marconi Boulogne Studios, Paris, France, September 26, 1957
Tracks #5-10: Lucky Thompson with the Gerard Pochonet Orchestra:Lucky Thompson, tenor and soprano sax (#5,9,10); Michel Hausser, vibes; Martial Solal, piano; Gilbert Gassin, bass; Gérard Pochonet, drums. On #7 only Lucky Thompson, tenor sax, and Prinz Ghana M'Bow, conga. Recorded in Paris, France, January 14, 1959
Tracks #11-14: Lucky Thompson with the Gerard Pochonet Orchestra:Lucky Thompson, tenor sax; Michel Hausser, vibes; Martial Solal, piano; Gilbert Gassin, bass; Gérard Pochonet, drums. On #12 only Lucky Thompson, soprano sax, and Prinz Ghana M'Bow, conga. Recorded in Paris, France, January 15, 1959
Track #15: Lucky Thompson-Jack Dieval Quartet:Lucky Thompson, tenor sax; Jacques 'Jack' Dieval, piano; Jacques B. Hess, bass; Jacques David, drums. Recorded in Paris, France, March 25, 1959
Track #16: Emmett Berry Quartet:Emmett Berry, trumpet; Henri Renaud, piano; Benoit Quersin, bass; Gérard Pochonet, drums. Recorded in Paris, France, February 22, 1956
Tracks #17-18: Lucky Thompson Quartet:Lucky Thompson, tenor and soprano (#18) sax; Fats Sadi, vibes; Benoit Quersin, bass Prinz Ghana M'Bow, bongos. Recorded in Cologne, Germany, February 7, 1959
Fotos by Jean-Pierre Leloir & Fresh Sound Archives
Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol
Hi-Fi / Mono · 24-Bit Digitally Remastered

Einzeltitel:

  1. CD 1: Thin Ice (Lucky Thompson) 4:49
  2. A Minor Delight (Lucky Thompson) 2:47
  3. Takin' Care O'Business (Lucky Thompson) 4:18
  4. Ballad Medley 6:22:-Sophisticated Lady (Ellington-Mills-Parish) -These Foolish Things (Strachey-Link-Marvell)
  5. One Cool Night (Lucky Thompson) 3:43
  6. The Man I Love (G. & I. Gershwin) 4:35
  7. There's No You (Adair-Hopper) 4:40
  8. Gone with the Wind (Magidson-Wrubel) 2:55
  9. Tight Squeeze (Lucky Thompson) 2:36
  10. You Go to My Head (Coots-Gillespie) 4:52
  11. Undecided (Shavers-Robin) 4:18
  12. Don't Blame Me (McHugh-Fields) 4:46
  13. Our Love Is Here to Stay (G. & I. Gershwin) 3:46
  14. But Not for Me (G. & I. Gershwin) 2:42
  15. Indian Summer (Herbert-Dubin) 4:03
  16. Tenderly (Gross-Lawrence) 3:35
  17. I Can't Give You Anything But Love (McHugh-Fields) 3:36
  18. East of the Sun (Brooks Bowman) 3:06
  19. I Cover the Waterfront (Green-Heyman) 3:22
  20. CD 2: My Funny Valentine (Rodgers-Hart) 4:13
  21. Lullaby in Rhythm (Goodman-Hirsch-Sampson) 3:21
  22. You Are My Dream (Jean-Pierre Sasson) 5:06
  23. Lucky Strikes (Jean-Pierre Sasson) 2:46
  24. My Love Supreme (Jean-Pierre Sasson) 2:19
  25. Passin' Time (Lucky Thompson) 3:57
  26. Nothin' But the Soul (Lucky Thompson) 4:46
  27. Why Weep? (Lucky Thompson) 4:22
  28. To a Mornin' Sunrise (Lucky Thompson) 5:16
  29. Lullaby of the Leaves (Petkere-Young) 3:56
  30. Fascinating Blues (Jean-Pierre Sasson) 3:58
  31. Let's Try Again (Michel de Villers) 6:26
  32. Stewin' Up a Wig (Gérard Pochonet) 3:54
  33. Rainbow Inn (Lucky Thompson) 3:32
  34. The World Awakes (Lucky Thompson) 3:27
  35. Take Care. Beware [Capricorn] (Lucky Thompson) 3:45
  36. My Heart Speaks (Lucky Thompson) 4:27
  37. Seeing is Believing (Lucky Thompson) 3:54
  38. Yard Bird's Pet (Lucky Thompson) 3:42
  39. CD 3:You Move, You Lose (Lucky Thompson) 2:43
  40. Velvet Rain (Lucky Thompson) 2:44
  41. One Last Goodbye (Lucky Thompson) 5:51
  42. Fine and Lucky (Lucky Thompson) 4:18
  43. Ow! (Dizzy Gillespie) 4:32
  44. What is this Thing Called Love? (Cole Porter) 4:38
  45. Time on My Hands (Youmans-Adamson-Gordon) 4:01
  46. Everything Happens to Me (Dennis-Adair) 4:41
  47. Fine and Dandy (Swift-James) 4:05
  48. I Should Care (Weston-Cahn-Stordahl-Roberts) 4:13
  49. I Want a Little Girl (Mencher-Moll) 3:36
  50. Paris Blues (Sammy Price) 7:15
  51. Up Above My Head (Traditional) 2:50
  52. Minor Blues (Thompson-Price) 4:17
  53. Sweet Georgia Brown (Bernie-Casey-Pinkard) 5:04
  54. How Long Blues (Leroy Carr) 4:18
  55. Lucky T (Thompson-Price) 4:44
  56. Embassy Boogie (Sammy Price) 3:12
  57. CD 4: Now's the Time (Charlie Parker) 2:52
  58. The Squirrel (Tadd Dameron) 2:17
  59. Stompin' at the Savoy (Goodman-Sampson-Webb) 2:36
  60. Four (Miles Davis) 2:44
  61. Have You Met Miss Jones? (Rodgers-Hart) 3:35
  62. Solitude (Ellington-Mills-DeLange) 3:28
  63. Soul Food (Lucky Thompson) 3:15
  64. Pennies from Heaven (Burke-Johnston) 4:01
  65. How About You? (Lane-Freed) 5:40
  66. Midnight Sun (Hampton-Burke-Mercer) 3:27
  67. Tea for Two (Youmans-Caesar) 3:35
  68. Brother Bob (Lucky Thompson) 5:12
  69. We'll Be Together Again (Fischer-Laine) 4:44
  70. O.W. (Lucky Thompson) 5:01
  71. Don't Blame Me (McHugh-Fields) 5:07
  72. Blues for Frank (Emmett Berry) 6:18 *
  73. Takin' Care O'Business (Lucky Thompson) 2:16 *
  74. The World Awakes (Lucky Thompson) 3:43 *



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