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(2-CD set) 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.


The great saxophonist Lucky Thompson died in 2005, at 81. In musical terms his silence began much earlier: he gave his last known performances in the 1970s, after which he more or less disappeared, leading an itinerant life. (His outspoken disdain for the music business is often cited as motivation.) New York City, 1964-65 captures him a decade before his self-exile, around the time of his landmark album Lucky Strikes. The newly unearthed material, from two distinct engagements, compounds our sense of what was lost when he withdrew from the scene.

First up is a 1964 concert featuring Mr. Thompson's music arranged for octet, a preferred format of his. The orchestrations are unfussy and appealingly lightweight, and most of the enlisted sidemen -- notably the pianist Hank Jones and the baritone saxophonist Cecil Payne -- make robust solo statements. But the real treat is hearing Mr. Thompson caress 'Twas Yesterday, a courtly ballad, and then barrel through Firebug, a jaunty blues bracketed by Latin-jazz fanfare. No less rewarding is The World Awakes, on which he trades his soft-burred tenor for a pristine soprano.

That tune, a sort of theme song, resurfaces in a 1965 radio broadcast from the Half Note. But here, with a quartet, Mr. Thompson stretches out. On a pair of upbeat standards he practically glides with his tenor, bubbling with ideas; his soprano playing, especially in ballad mode, is radiant. And his banter with the radio host Alan Grant reveals glimpses of character: he's courteous but sober, pained at the state of the world. -- Nate Chinen, NY Times, 3/25/09

Disc: 1
1. Theme
2. The World Awakes
3. Minuet in Blues
4. 'Twas Yesterday
5. Firebug
6. Theme
Disc: 2
1. Introduction
2. The World Awakes
3. What's New
4. Alan Grant Speaks
5. Lady Bird
6. Alan Grant Interviews Band Members
7. Strike Up the Band

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