Lucky Thompson

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Birthday
16, 1924
Birthplace
Columbia, SC
Death Date
Jul 30, 2005 (81)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
16, 1924
Birthplace
Columbia, SC
Death Date
Jul 30, 2005 (81)

About

A musician who preceded John Coltrane in playing soprano saxophone for mainstream audiences. He has released solo work, as well as a sideman for artists like Dizzy Gillespie.

Before Fame

He began by playing with swing orchestras and moved towards bebop and hard bop as his genres of choice.

Trivia

He disliked the music industry, considering producers and critics to be parasitic.

Family Life

His wife Thelma passed away in 1963, leaving him with a son and a daughter.

Associated With

He recorded with Charlie Parker.