Sunbeam Album, Recorded January February 1956
Lucky Thompson, tenor sax
Jimmy Cleveland, trombone
Hank Jones, piano
Oscar Pettiford, bass
Osie Johnson, drums
In late 1945, one of Lucky Thomson's gig in Los Angeles was a member of the Dizzy Gillespie Bebop Six. He was hired because of the erratic habits of the co-star, Charlie Parker. During 1946 and '47, Lucky was the most requested tenor man in the L.A. area. He was the first major jazzman to adopt the soprano saxophone - predating John Coltrane.
I do not own the copyright to the music, the recording and the photos. (Image post and video art were appropriated from the original album.) This video is posted for educational use under Section 17 U.S. Code § 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use.
Hope you enjoy.