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Lucky Thomspson

About a year ago, I discovered Lucky Thompson through his album Tricotism. As if that isn't an abundance of beauty, I then learned that he played soprano sax a lot as well. I took a chance and bought his albums "Lucky Strikes," and "Lucky In Paris."

He does "Have You Met Miss Jones" and "In A Sentimental Mood" on these albums on sorprano and both sound great. He's become one of my favorite players.

I find that certain tunes just "call" to me for soprano. On gigs, I like to play the following on soprano:

Bluesette, Blue Monk, St. Louis Blues, In A Sentimental Mood, Alice In Wonderland, Take the A Train (though I sometimes play it on tenor also), The Saga of Harrison CrabFeathers, Afro Blue (of course), Nardis, Jelly Roll, Segment, In Walked Bud (and may Monk tunes), etc.

Then, there are days when I feel I could play only soprano, but the tenor calls me back as well.
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