EDDIE THOMPSON

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Eddie Thompson was born in Shoreditch, London on May 31, 1925. Blind from birth he first attended Linden Lodge School for the Blind, Wandsworth (as did George Shearing) and then, during the war, at Dorton House, Seal, Sevenoaks. He had been introduced to jazz through listening to the family radio and was awestruck by such greats as Fats Waller, Earl Hines, and especially Art Tatum.

His strong personality and love of jazz eventually led to a curtailment of his formal education and by 1947 he was part of the London jazz scene and playing in the company of Vic Ash, Tony Crombie, Ronnie Scott, and Carlo Krahmer. He was able to supplement his jazz income, always precarious, with a career as a piano tuner. One of his first recordings was made in February 1948 with the Johnny Dankworth quartet which had teenage Vic Feldman on drums.

Throughout the fifties he consolidated
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EDDIE THOMPSON London After Dark  (aka Midnight In London) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
London After Dark (aka Midnight In London)
Hard Bop 1958
EDDIE THOMPSON His Master's Jazz album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
His Master's Jazz
Hard Bop 1959
EDDIE THOMPSON Piano Mood  (aka Out Of Sight) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Piano Mood (aka Out Of Sight)
Hard Bop 1970
EDDIE THOMPSON Eddie Thompson And Danny Moss : Misty...And Moody album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Eddie Thompson And Danny Moss : Misty...And Moody
Hard Bop 1976
EDDIE THOMPSON No Greater Love album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
No Greater Love
Hard Bop 1976
EDDIE THOMPSON Ain't She Sweet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ain't She Sweet
Hard Bop 1979
EDDIE THOMPSON When Lights Are Low album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
When Lights Are Low
Hard Bop 1980
EDDIE THOMPSON Memories Of You album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Memories Of You
Hard Bop 1983
EDDIE THOMPSON Eddie Thompson in the USA album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Eddie Thompson in the USA
Hard Bop 2014

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EDDIE THOMPSON Piano Moods Volume One album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Piano Moods Volume One
Hard Bop 1955

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EDDIE THOMPSON By Myself: Live At Ronnie Scott's album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
By Myself: Live At Ronnie Scott's
Hard Bop 1970
EDDIE THOMPSON At Chesters album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
At Chesters
Hard Bop 2008
EDDIE THOMPSON The Unforgettable 1982 Concert album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Unforgettable 1982 Concert
Hard Bop 2009

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EDDIE THOMPSON Eddie Thompson and Dave Lee : London Piano album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Eddie Thompson and Dave Lee : London Piano
Hard Bop 2014

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