Lucky Strikes (album)

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Lucky Strikes
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Studio album by Lucky Thompson
Released 1965
Recorded September 15, 1964
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 39:25
Label Prestige
PR 7365
Producer Don Schlitten
Lucky Thompson chronology
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Lucky Strikes
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(1965)Lucky Thompson Plays Happy Days Are Here Again1965

Lucky Strikes is an album led by saxophonist Lucky Thompson recorded in 1964 and released on the Prestige label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Allmusic awarded the album 4½ stars with its review by Scott Yanow calling it, "a perfect introduction to the talents of the underrated saxophonist Lucky Thompson... the quality is quite high. Thompson's soprano solos in particular are quite memorable".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Lucky Thompson except as indicated

  1. "In a Sentimental Mood" (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) - 5:49
  2. "Fly With the Wind" - 4:01
  3. "Mid-Nite Oil" - 5:08
  4. "Reminiscent" - 4:04
  5. "Mumba Neua" - 4:47
  6. "I Forgot to Remember" - 6:36
  7. "Prey-Loot" - 4:05
  8. "Invitation" (Bronisław Kaper) - 4:55



  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed May 20, 2013
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, accessed May 20, 2013