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The Bosendorfer Concert 1980

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The Bosendorfer Concert 1980
The Bosendorfer Concert 1980


This album captures a typical gig by the late renowned jazz pianist Eddie Thompson in his years of touring with a trio. Exceptionally he was offered the opportunity of a rare performance on a magnificent Bosendorfer Imperial Grand piano with its extra octave in the bass.

Eddie Thompson burst upon the jazz scene in the late 1940s when young British modernists, such as George Shearing were starting to make an impact in an environment dominated by trad. After working with the band of drummer Carlo Krahmer and the Tommy Whittle Quintet, Thompson moved to New York in 1962 where he was for a time resident pianist at the Hickory House. He returned to the UK in 1972 and was a fixture on the British club scene with his own trio aa well as performing with the likes of Spike Robinson.

Thompson died in 1986 at the age of 61. His passing left a huge void in the British jazz scene. He was admired by many not just for his playing but also for his courage, for despite his blindness from birth he took life at full tilt and let nothing stand in his way.

Personnel: Eddie Thompson (piano), Pete Taylor (bass), Pete Stables (drums)


  1. Name
  2. On Green Dolphin Street
  3. The JAMFs Are Coming
  4. Baubles, Bangles and Beads
  5. Theme from MASH
  6. Autumn Nocturne
  7. Satin Doll
  8. Robbin's Nest
  9. Sweet Georgia Brown
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