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Lucky Strikes

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01
In A Sentimental Mood
5:52  
02
Fly With The Wind
4:04  
03
Mid-Nite Oil
5:11  
04
Reminiscent
4:07  
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Mumble Neua
4:51  
06
I Forgot To Remember
6:40  
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Prey-Loot
4:08  
08
Invitation
4:55  
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Total Tracks: 8   Total Length: 39:48

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The Rise and Fall of Lucky Thompson

By Kevin Whitehead, Contributor

A few years ago, Italian saxophonist Daniele D'Agaro was visiting Chicago, and a critic friend put on a fairly obscure record to stump him. D'Agaro listened for about three seconds, said: "Lucky." Good ears. He knows the distinctive sound of Lucky Thompson after he started hanging out in Paris and playing sumptuous tenor saxophone ballads recalling old idol Don Byas's Parisian sides. On "Solitude" and "We'll Be Together Again," from Lucky in Paris 1959, his tenor's… more »

They Say All Music Guide

This CD reissue serves as a perfect introduction to the talents of the underrated saxophonist Lucky Thompson. Heard on four songs apiece on tenor and soprano (he was one of the first bop-oriented soprano players), Thompson plays two standards and six originals in a quartet with pianist Hank Jones, bassist Richard Davis, and drummer Connie Kay. The playing time on this straight reissue of an earlier LP is a bit brief (just over 38 minutes), but the quality is quite high. Thompson’s soprano solos in particular are quite memorable. – Scott Yanow