Saturday, June 22, 2013

Lucky Thompson - Tricotism

Lucky Thompson creates a host of spectacular improvisations on the 16 songs on this wonderful CD reissue. It is comprised of two 1956 sessions ; one features Thompson heading a trio backed by bassist Oscar Pettiford and guitarist Skeeter Best, and the other has him heading either a quartet or quintet including the great trombonist Jimmy Cleveland. Cleveland's smooth, superbly articulated phrases and statements rank alongside Thompson's gliding lines in their brilliance, and pianist Hank Jones (on three cuts) also sparkles with some marvelous solos. But Thompson is the star on this date, his elegant yet robust and exuberant playing demonstrating again what a loss his voluntary departure from the scene has constituted.
Ron Wynn

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/tricotism-mw0000105728

Lucky Thompson
Tricotism

Tracks

1 Bo-Bi My Boy  3:54
2 Op Meets Lt  3:49
3 Tricotism  4:32
4 Deep Passion  4:29
5 Old Reliable  4:01
6 Translation  4:00
7 Tom Kattin'  4:58
8 A Lady's Vanity  5:09
9 Dancing Sunbeam  3:07
10 Mr. Man  3:30
11 The Plain But the Simple Truth  4:43
12 Little Tenderfoot  2:47
13 Once There Was  4:01
14 NR, No. 1  4:36
15 NR, No. 2  3:09
16 Good Luck  4:33

All Composition by Lucky Thompson ; except [# 2], Lucky Thompson & Oscar Pettiford

Personnel
[# 1-4 & 9-12]
Lucky Thompson - ts
Skeeter Best - g
Oscar Pettiford - b
[# 5-8 & 13-16]
Lucky Thompson - ts
Jimmy Cleveland - tb [# except # 13]
Hank Jones - p
Don Abney - p [# 13-16]
Oscar Pettiford - b
Osie Johson - dr [# except # 13]

Recorded in New York City ; January 25, 1956 [# 1-4] ; January 30, 1956 [# 5-8] ; December 11, 1956 [# 9-12] ; December 12, 1956 [# 13-16]

5 comments:

Melanchthon said...

http://www.embedupload.com/?d=5XE0VZGTMM

glinka21 said...

Thompson really was superb, wasn't he? Thanks for sharing that particular upload. I've had trouble locating a good copy--until now.

xxx said...

Thank You Melanchthon!
The more Lucky Thompson uploads
the better_please upload more at your leisure.

His solo in 'Walkin' is how I got in to Jazz an eternity ago.....

Guelda said...

A cool one, thank you very much for sharing Mel

Ананасий Непитин said...

jubilation! links are still working.

thanks again, dear mel, for this gem.