Lucky Thompson – I Offer You (Full Album)

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After he stopped teaching in 1974, Lucky Thompson permanently dropped out of music. On what would be his final album, Thompson (along with keyboardist Cedar Walton, bassist Sam Jones, and drummer Louis Hayes) performs five mostly straight-ahead originals, “The Moment of Truth,” and the standard “Cherokee.” Thompson, switching between tenor and soprano, was still very much in his musical prime at the time of this LP but apparently soon became sick of the whole music business, a major loss to jazz. He plays quite well throughout the set (AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow, https://goo.gl/vamWxw).

Track listing:

A1 Munsoon (Lucky Thompson) 5:07
A2 Sun Out (Lucky Thompson) 6:20
A3 Yesterday’s Child (Lucky Thompson) 4:26
B1 The Moment Of Truth (F. Scott, T. Satterwhite) 6:35
B2 Back Home From Yesterday (Lucky Thompson) 5:58
B3 Cherokee (R. Noble) 4:42

Personnel:

Sam Jones – bass
Louis Hayes – drums
Cedar Walton – piano, electric piano
Lucky Thompson – soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone

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Label: Groove Merchant ‎– GM 517
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1973

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