The Butch Thompson Trio Plays Favorites

The Butch Thompson Trio Plays Favorites

by Butch ThompsonButch Thompson

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Overview

Pianist Butch Thompson has been quite consistent in his recording career, sticking to his vision of creatively interpreting pre swing New Orleans and Chicago jazz within the tradition. While most of his sets feature some obscurities, this CD with his trio (which also includes bassist Robbie Schlosser and the colorful drummer Hal Smith) sticks to warhorses but never sounds tired, overly predictable or without enthusiasm. Thompson, who overdubbed his effective clarinet on four of the 18 songs, manages to uplift such tunes as "The Charleston," "Darktown Strutters' Ball," "Sweet Georgia Brown," "Tiger Rag" and "Honeysuckle Rose" without resorting to Dixieland cliches. The music therefore is both accessible and inventive, highly recommended.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/11/1994
Label: Solo Art
UPC: 0762247811329
catalogNumber: 113
Rank: 90542

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Butch Thompson   Primary Artist,Clarinet,Piano
Hal Smith   Drums

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Butch Thompson   Producer
Eddie Edwards   Composer
Nick LaRocca   Composer
Ben Bernie   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Henry W. Ragas   Composer
Tony Sbarbaro   Composer
Elmer Schoebel   Composer
Larry Shields   Composer
Tom Mudge   Engineer
George H. Buck   Liner Notes
William J. Schafer   Liner Notes
Maceo Pinkard   Composer
Kenneth Casey   Composer
Harry Da Costa   Composer
Ernie Erdman   Composer
Billy Meyers   Composer

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