Chester Thompson

Steppin’ (Joyful Noise Inc)

Chester Thompson is a renowned percussionist, highly regarded for his ability to move seamlessly between genres. Thompson’s known best for his work with Weather Report, Frank Zappa, Genesis and Phil Collins. He’s shared the stage and/or studio with notable legends such as Freddie Hubbard, Ahmad Jamal, Wayne Shorter, Rodney Franklin, Kirk Whalum, Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’, Michael McDonald, Santana, and many others. In 2015, The Chester Thompson Trio released their second album, Simpler Times, which rose to #4 on the JazzWeek Charts. Their first CD, Approved (2013), made a memorable first impression rising to #6 on the JazzWeek Charts.

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Personnel

Chester Thompson - Drums and Korg Wavedrum
Alphonso Johnson - Bass
Joe Davidian - Piano and keyboards
Rod McGaha Trumpet and Flugelhorn
Tony "Toca" Carpenter - Percussion

Track Listing

  1. Steppin'
  2. Inversion
  3. Interlude 1
  4. Morning
  5. Interlude 2
  6. Emmanuel
  7. Interlude 3
  8. Conflagration
  9. You and Me
  10. My Beautiful Rae
  11. Interlude 4
  12. The New Four
  13. Interlude 5
  14. Amari

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