Reference: OCM CD 009
In the heart of all the post-war Jazz upheavals his piano becomes a perfect reversible Swing-Bop progression situated between the Basie-like smart temperance and the most modern energetic touch. An amalgam shown in the 1945-48 complete sessions of this CD with its famous Apollo registers together with Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, Buck Clayton and Leo Parker plus the unknown trio Sensation or accompanying Sonny Stitt, Milt Jackson, Russell Jacquet, Rat Brown and Max Roach.
1. Takin' Off (Thompson) (3:07)
2. If I had you (Campbell,Connelly,Shapiro) (3:01)
3. 20th Century Blues (Thompson) (2:55)
4. Street Beat (Thompson) (2:35)
5. Tunis In (Thompson) (2:52)
6. Strange Hours (Thompson) (3:00)
7. Rhythm Itch (Thompson) (2:51)
8. Mad Lad (Thompson,Parker) (2:33)
9. Benson Alley (Thompson) (3:08)
10. Sir Charles Boogie (Thompson) (2:37)
11. Harlem Jump (Thompson) (2:35)
12. Mr. Big Horn (Thompson) (2:55)
13. Nobility BeBop (Thompson) (2:05)
14. Yesterdays (Kern, Harbach) (2:22)
15. It's my turn now (Cahn,Chaplin) (2:44)
16. Charles' Boogie (Thompson) (*) (2:27)
17. Don't blame me (McHugh,Fields) (2:31)
18. Robbin's Nest (Thompson,Jacquet) (2:10)
19. In a garden (Thompson) (*) (2:08)
20. Someone to watch over me (Gershwin) (2:48)
21. You go to my head (Coots,Gillespie) (2:27)
22. Royal Wedding (Stitt) (2:21)
23. BeBop Blues (Stitt) (2:12)
24. Fine and Dandy (Swift,James) (2:19)
25. Third Song (Silver Slipper) (Stitt) (2:12)
Sir Charles Thompson (p); Dexter Gordon (ts);Charlie Parker (as); Buck Clayton (tp);Danny Barker (g); Jimmy Butts (b); J.C. Heard (d).
New York, September 4, 1945
Sir Charles Thompson (p); Bob Dorsey (ts); Leo Parker (bs); Joe Newman (tp); Freddy Green (g); John Simmons (b); Shadow Wilson (d).
New York, Summer, 1947
Sir Charles Thompson (p); Bob Dorsey (ts); Pete Brown (as, on 11 only); Tate Houston (bs); H.B. Mitchell (tb); Joe Newman, Taft Jordan (tp); Hank Morton (g), John Simmons (b); Shadow Wilson (d).
New York, December 29, 1947
Sir Charles Thompson (p); Al Lucas (b); Shadow Wilson (d).
Detroit, May 1948
LORD NELSON a.k.a. Sonny Stitt (as), Russell Jacquet (tp); Milt Jackson (vibes); Ray Brown (b); Max Roach (d).
Detroit, June 1948
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