Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Charles Thompson, Tom  Turpin, Isham Jones|
The Neglected Professor
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
B. D. Tutt | London, UK. | 03/31/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Charles Thompson was a contemporary of Jelly Roll Morton and James P. Johnson, and was one of the leading figues of the second generation of St. Louis ragtime pianists.This album, made up of live recordings from the early 1960s, finds Thompson in reasonable form, playing some of his best known pieces plus a few standards. His powers had declined a little from his 1948-49 American Music recordings, but he was still able to play in an entertaining fashion. Many of the performances are rather short, but these are historic recordings by a little known but important figue in ragtime.Delmark is to be commended for this release: let's hope they re-issue the rest of the Euphonic back catalogue. Anyone interested in ragtime and early jazz should consider buying this CD."