The final show of the fall portion of our 2010-11 season is coming up
in just over two weeks, when saxophonist Michael Blake brings his
“Lucky Thompson Project” to HSU’s Kate Buchanan Room on Monday,
November 8th at 8:00 p.m.
With a mix of covers and originals, Blake—last heard here as part of
bassist Ben Allison’s group “Man Size Safe”—pays tribute to one of his
musical heroes, the unsung tenor Eli “Lucky” Thompson (1924-2005), who
left the US for a promising career in Europe in the 1950s and 60s but
eventually drifted into obscurity.
We’ve built a web page where you can read more about Blake, listen to
music from the Lucky Thompson Project, and watch a video featuring
members of the band. It’s at http://www.redwoodjazzalliance.org/blake.html.
Tickets will soon be available at The Works, People’s Records, and
Missing Link Records, and in the meantime you can purchase them on the
“Tickets” page of our site: http://www.redwoodjazzalliance.org/tickets.htm.