Why Weep – 1960

Lucky Thompson


The legendary tenor performs an original with drummer Kenny Clarke

Lucky Thompson had an up-and-down career filled with accomplishments along with some periods in which he was rarely on records.

His visits to France during the late 1950s/early ‘60s found him in prime form and often leading groups in Paris night clubs.

Thompson appeared on French television on a few occasions in 1960 including an appearance at the Club Saint Germaine with a medium-size combo.

For a version of his original “Why Weep,” Lucky Thompson is showcased in a trio with bassist Pierre Michelot and Kenny Clarke.

-Scott Yanow

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