Key One Up

Key One Up

by Sir Charles Thompson


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Key One Up

This compilation is culled from three albums produced by John Hammond in the '60s. The collection is rather interesting as a comparison of the styles of these three fine traditional jazz pianists. Henderson's unaccompanied pieces are a direct line from the stride playing of Fats Waller, while Sir Charles Thompson's playing is more akin to Duke Ellington's playful style, and he gets great support from Jo Jones on drums, Freddie Green on guitar, and Walter Page on bass. Ray Bryant himself seems poised somewhere between the two, with equal doses of ragtime and bop. It's a feast of fine keyboard work throughout.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/22/2000
Label: Vanguard Records
UPC: 0015707961226
catalogNumber: 79612
Rank: 225440

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Charles Thompson   Primary Artist,Piano
Ray Bryant   Piano
Freddie Green   Guitar
Jo Jones   Drums,Snare Drums
Walter Page   Bass
Bobby Henderson   Piano
Tommy Bryant   Bass

Technical Credits

Ray Bryant   Composer,Cover Art
John Hammond   Producer
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Steve Buckingham   Producer
Irving Caesar   Composer
Samuel Charters   Liner Notes
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Georgette Cartwright   Creative Services Coordinator
Maceo Pinkard   Composer
Harry Link   Composer
Jack Strachey   Composer
Clifford R. Burwell   Composer
Holt Marvell   Composer
Sidney Mitchell   Composer
Edna Alexander   Composer
Traditional   Composer

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