Sunday, August 25, 2013

Lord, Lord, Am I Ever Gonna Know ?

With the exception of one selection ("Lord, Lord, Am I Ever Gonna Know"), all of the music from this rare performance went unreleased until this 1997 CD. Lucky Thompson (who doubles evenly here on tenor and soprano) is joined by pianist Martial Solal, bassist Peter Trunk and drummer Kenny Clarke for the Paris date. The formerly lost, LP-length tapes find Thompson in prime form playing his relaxed originals. Most unusual is "Choose Your Own," which features Thompson playing unaccompanied solos, on both tenor and soprano. The CD actually opens with a spoken monologue by Thompson from March 20, 1968, describing some of his philosophy and telling the public to ignore hype and decide for themselves what music is best. Unfortunately, he would soon become so disillusioned with the music business that he would drop out altogether by the '70s, a major loss to jazz. This fairly straight-ahead date is a valuable addition to Lucky Thompson's discography.
Scott Yanow

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Lucky Thompson
Lord, Lord, Am I Ever Gonna Know ?


1 Spoken Introduction  4:44
2 Lord, Lord, Am I Ever Gonna Know ?  5:23
3 Love and Respect  5:25
4 Say That to Say This  2:28
5 Choose Your Own   6:33
6 Beautiful Tuesday  4:51
7 Warm Inside  5:12
8 Our Shared Blessings  4:27
9 Scratching the Surface  3:18

All compositions by Lucky Thompson


Lucky Thompson - ts & ss
Martial Solal - p
Peter Trunk - b
Kenny Clarke - dr

Recorded in Paris, France ; Spring 1961


jazzfriend said...

Mel, No terminas de asombrarme, Gracias por tu aporte.
Te invito a visitar mi blog

Saludos desde Chile

Melanchthon said...

xxx said...

Most grateful Melanchthon Thank You!
Very much off the beaten track this
recording_I look forward to listening to it.

danair said...

Thanks very much Mel :)

Terry said...

Thanks for an unknown Lucky.

fcapeau said...

Lucky is a Legend ! Anything from it is welcome. Many thanks, Mel.