Charles Thompson (jazz)

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Description Charles Phillip Thompson is an American swing and bebop pianist, organist and arranger.He was a professional pianist from the age of 10. By the age of twelve Thompson was playing private parties with Bennie Moten and his band in Colorado Springs. During this time Count Basie played off and on with Moten's band, and during a showing Basie called the young Thompson up to play. He was dubbed Sir Charles Thompson by Lester Young years later.Thompson composed the jazz standard "Robbins' Nest". He has chiefly worked with small groups, although he belonged to the Coleman Hawkins/Howard McGhee band in 1944-1945. Throughout the 40s he played and recorded with Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, Miles Davis and J.C. Heard, among others.Today Thompson lives in California.DiscographyTakin' Off - Delmark Apollo SeriesRobbins' Nest: Live at the Jazz Showcase - DelmarkI Got Rhythm: Live at the Jazz Showcase - DelmarkSir Charles Thompson and Coleman Hawkins: For the Ears - VanguardSir Charles Thompson and the Swing Organ - Columbia 1959With Paul Quinichette Moods With Harold Ashby and Paul Gonsalves Tenor Stuff

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