Sir Charles Thompson ‎– Sir Charles Thompson And His Band Starring Coleman Hawkins

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“The jazz pianist “Sir” Charles Thompson, who has died aged 98, was a distinctive soloist who played with many of the jazz greats, including Charlie Parker , Coleman Hawkins and Dexter Gordon. …Thompson could suggest Count Basie’s spaciousness and swing economy while incorporating bebop’s harmonic notions and rhythmic angularity. It was a unique quality. The former Basie trumpeter Buck Clayton, a frequent associate, said: “He had a particular style that separated him from the rest of the piano players.”” – Peter VacherThe Guardian.

Track listing:
00:00 A-1 It’s The Talk Of The Town (Allen J. Neiburg, Jerry Livingston, Marty Symes)
04:34 A-2 Fore! (Sir Charles Thompson)
11:27 B1 Dynaflow (Sir Charles Thompson)
16:17 B-2 Under The Sweetheart Tree (June Evans, Sir Charles Thompson)
21:41 B-3 Ready For Freddie (Sir Charles Thompson)

Earle Warren – alto saxophone
Aaron Bell – bass
Osie Johnson – drums
Steve Jordan – guitar
Sir Charles Thompson – piano
Coleman Hawkins – tenor saxophone
Benny Morton – trombone
Emmett Berry – trumpet


Label: Vanguard ‎– PPT 12011
Format: Vinyl, 10″
Country: UK
Released: August 16, 1954