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Lord, Lord, Am I Ever Gonna Know?
Lucky Thompson
Lord, Lord, Am I Ever Gonna Know?
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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Lucky played with everyone form Basie to Miles and is revealed here at the zenith of his musical career, both as a tenor player and on soprano saxophone. He plays soprano on four tracks with his unique tone and delivery in...  more »

      
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All Artists: Lucky Thompson
Title: Lord, Lord, Am I Ever Gonna Know?
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Candid Records
Release Date: 6/20/2006
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 708857903528

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Lucky played with everyone form Basie to Miles and is revealed here at the zenith of his musical career, both as a tenor player and on soprano saxophone. He plays soprano on four tracks with his unique tone and delivery in strong contrast to today's querulous vibrato style. These are saxophone performances of the highest order, and the group selected by Lucky for the recording represents the cream of the '60s Paris jazz scene - Kenny Clarke, Martial, and Peter Trunk. And they respond accordingly. This remarkable album is a segment of jazz history - the legendary 'lost session' recorded in Paris in 1960 by one of the greatest and most important saxophonists in the history of jazz.
 

CD Reviews

Excellent CD - Still in Print in UK +Soon available again in
Kevin J. Roberts | 08/18/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In this excellent CD, a 1961 quartet recording of all Lucky compositions, Lucky gives a 4 minute spoken introduction. In a very gentle voice he asks "those behind our profession whose desire is to exploit the arts and the artists to reappraise your values". The dealer who jacked up the price of this CD after Lucky passed away (2005) is just what Lucky was talking about, and it is the type of thing that drove him from music for the last 30 years. This CD is still widely available in England at normal prices (label: candidrecords.com; or Amazon.co.uk)and a Chicago dealer said the label will soon have regular USA distribution. Exploiters should reappraise their values! Perhaps donate to a memorial to a great musician!"