Sir Charles Thompson

Sir Charles Thompson and the Swing Organ

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Pianist Sir Charles Thompson made his debut on organ for this out-of-print Columbia LP. Teamed with clarinetist Rudy Rutherford, tenorman Percy France, bassist Aaron Bell and drummer J.C. Heard, Thompson displays a light pre-Jimmy Smith touch on a set of swing standards and his originals. On some of the songs, Thompson plays piano with one hand and organ with the other but it is the organ that is generally emphasized. Pleasing music but not that essential.