SIR CHARLES THOMPSON

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The elegantly nicknamed Sir Charles Thompson was one of the few musicians associated with swing who was able to make a graceful, wholehearted transition to bop at the time the revolution was happening. His piano style is light-fingered and spare in a witty, inventive, Basie-descended bop manner, and he was able to adapt it effectively to the organ. Thompson's first instrument was the violin, but the piano beckoned when he was a teenager, and he started working with territory bands in the midwest in the late 1930s. He briefly joined Lionel Hampton in 1940, but left in order to work with small groups and contribute arrangements to Basie, Hampton, Fletcher Henderson, Jimmy Dorsey, and other bands. While working in New York's 52nd St. clubs during World War II, he began to pick up on the beginnings of bop. In 1944-1945, Thompson played in the Coleman Hawkins/Howard McGhee band, journeying to read more...
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Robbins' Nest, Live At The Jazz ShowcaseRobbins' Nest, Live At The Jazz Showcase
Delmark 2000
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Sir Charles Thompson Sextet - Lp Vinyl RecordSir Charles Thompson Sextet - Lp Vinyl Record
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I Got Rhythm - Live at the Jazz ShowcaseI Got Rhythm - Live at the Jazz Showcase
Delmark 2004
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For The EarsFor The Ears
Vanguard 1999
$12.63
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SIR CHARLES THOMPSON Sir Charles Thompson And His All-Stars album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sir Charles Thompson And His All-Stars
Bop 1951
SIR CHARLES THOMPSON Sir Charles Thompson Sextet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sir Charles Thompson Sextet
Bop 1953
SIR CHARLES THOMPSON Sir Charles Thompson Quartet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sir Charles Thompson Quartet
Bop 1954
SIR CHARLES THOMPSON Sir Charles Thompson And His Band Featuring Coleman Hawkins album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sir Charles Thompson And His Band Featuring Coleman Hawkins
Bop 1954
SIR CHARLES THOMPSON Sir Charles Thompson And The Swing Organ album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sir Charles Thompson And The Swing Organ
Exotica 1959
SIR CHARLES THOMPSON Rockin Rhythm album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rockin Rhythm
Exotica 1961
SIR CHARLES THOMPSON Hey There album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hey There
Bop 1974
SIR CHARLES THOMPSON Sweet And Lovely album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sweet And Lovely
Swing 1977
SIR CHARLES THOMPSON Just Friends album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Just Friends
Bop 1979
SIR CHARLES THOMPSON For The Ears album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
For The Ears
Bop 1979
SIR CHARLES THOMPSON Portrait of a Piano album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Portrait of a Piano
Swing 1984
SIR CHARLES THOMPSON Robbins' Nest album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Robbins' Nest
Bop 1994
SIR CHARLES THOMPSON Playing My Way - Piano Solo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Playing My Way - Piano Solo
Bop 1995
SIR CHARLES THOMPSON What's New album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
What's New
Bop 2001
SIR CHARLES THOMPSON Sir Charles Thompson with Yoshio Toyama & Dixie Saints album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sir Charles Thompson with Yoshio Toyama & Dixie Saints
Bop 2013

SIR CHARLES THOMPSON EPs & splits

SIR CHARLES THOMPSON Liebelei album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Liebelei
Swing 1961
SIR CHARLES THOMPSON Sir Charles Thompson And His All Stars  Featuring: Charlie Parker / J.C. Heard And His Orchestra : The Fabulous Apollo Sessions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sir Charles Thompson And His All Stars Featuring: Charlie Parker / J.C. Heard And His Orchestra : The Fabulous Apollo Sessions
Bop 1973

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SIR CHARLES THOMPSON Robbins' Nest: Live at the Jazz Showcase album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Robbins' Nest: Live at the Jazz Showcase
Bop 2000
SIR CHARLES THOMPSON I Got Rhythm: Live at the Jazz Showcase album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I Got Rhythm: Live at the Jazz Showcase
Bop 2001
SIR CHARLES THOMPSON Sir Charles Thompson & Yoshimasa Kasai : Love Is Here to Stay album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sir Charles Thompson & Yoshimasa Kasai : Love Is Here to Stay
Swing 2011
SIR CHARLES THOMPSON The Jazz Legend album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Jazz Legend
Bop 2012

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SIR CHARLES THOMPSON Sir Charles All Stars feat.Charlie Parker album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sir Charles All Stars feat.Charlie Parker
Bop 1951
SIR CHARLES THOMPSON Sir Charles Thompson Sextet & Band album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sir Charles Thompson Sextet & Band
Bop 1973
SIR CHARLES THOMPSON Takin' Off album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Takin' Off
Bop 1992
SIR CHARLES THOMPSON For the Ears album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
For the Ears
Bop 1999

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