Sir Charles Thompson – I Got Rhythm: Live At The Jazz Showcase [w/ Eric Schneider]
Delmark DG 537
Sir Charles Thompson is best-known for his historic 1945-47 Apollo recordings with Charlie Parker and Dexter Gordon available on Takin’ Off (Delmark 450). A mainstay on New York’s dynamic 52nd Street scene in the ’40s and ’50s, Thompson recorded for Columbia, Vanguard and as sideman with Coleman Hawkins, Illinois Jacquet. Regarding last year’s Robbins’ Nest – Live At The Jazz Showcase (Delmark 526), critics applauded Sir Charles’ tastefulness and ability to remain relevant to today. So we went back and got more! Featuring Eric Schneider on tenor & alto saxophones and clarinet.