Lucky Thompson – New York City 1964-65


Uptown is proud to issue this set featuring the great Lucky Thompson in New York City in 1964 and 1965. Presented in fully restored audio, one hears Lucky in a late night club setting at the Half Note and in a concert atmosphere from the Little Theater in downtown Manhattan. Frequently based in Europe, these rare Stateside recordings display the brilliant musician on both the tenor and the soprano sax – surrounded by friends both in the audience and on stage.
Uptown Records Flashback Series | 2009, 39:51/44:38 | 44 Page CD Booklet

Lucky Thompson, tenor sax, soprano sax
Dave Burns, trumpet
Danny Turner, alto sax
Cecil Payne, baritone sax
Benny Powell, trombone
Hank Jones, Paul Neves, piano
Richard Davis, George Tucker, bass
Al Dreares, Oliver Jackson, drums

1. Theme
2. The World Awakes
3. Minuet in Blues
4. ‘Twas Yesterday
5. Firebug
6. Theme 2


1. Introduction
2. The World Awakes
3. What’s New
4. Alan Grant Speaks
5. Lady Bird
5. Alan Grant Interviews members
5. Strike Up the Band