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Charles Thompson

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Charles Phillip Thompson (born 1918), is an American swing and bebop pianist, organist and arranger.

He was a professional pianist from the age of 10, when he played during a Count Basie intermission. He was dubbed Sir Charles Thompson by Lester Young.

Thompson composed the jazz standard "Robbins' Nest." He has chiefly worked with small groups, although he belonged to the Coleman Hawkins/Howard McGhee band in 1944-1945.


Charles Michael Kitridge Thompson IV was ex-Pixies member musician Frank Black's birthname.

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