The T.J. Thompson Trio | Take Two: The Sound of Playing

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Take Two: The Sound of Playing

by The T.J. Thompson Trio

Jazz: Joyful, Spiritual, and Expressive
Genre: Jazz: Bebop
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1. I Am Sent
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2. On Air
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3. Sunday Calypso
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4. And What Have You
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5. Tumblin'
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Album Notes
“Forms that ultimately find expression in mores and what have you”…. Jack Kerouac

Some of the best advice I’ve ever received as a musician is to just play: to listen as best you can to inform what you hear, and to practice to help realize and understand it, but ultimately to play your interpretation. Spontaneity in performance is essential and maintaining this quality requires responding in the moment. When a response is sincere, courageous, and fair, it is joyful, beautiful, and ultimately expressive.

Pertaining to this vast, beautiful, and collective experience we all try to realize, Take 2, The Sound of Playing explores the relationship between our creative spontaneity and the more conscious and permanent emotions we attempt to understand. The simple, direct outline of each piece intentionally promotes playfulness. I took a spiritual approach to the blues, combining my impression of a "hermit’s peace and joy" with the "wail-wop of some gang at a jam session” into a new perspective with these original pieces.

I hope this album will inspire spontaneous creativity, fearlessness, playfulness, and joy.

Quotes paraphrased from Jack Kerouac's Mexico City Blues 239th Chorus

T.J. Thompson, piano; Michael Louchen Jr., bass; James Allen, drums

Recorded and mixed at The Taft School January 2nd, 9th, and 10th 2017
Recorded and Mixed by Fred Krug

Special thanks to my wife and family for their continued love and support
Also, thanks to Fred Krug, and The Taft School for allowing us to use their facilities.



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