b. Edgar Charles Thompson, 31 Might 1925, London, Britain, d. 6 November 1986, London, Britain. Delivered blind, Thompson discovered to try out piano as a kid. In the past due 40s he was energetic in London night clubs, using Carlo Krahmer, Vic Feldman yet others. In the 50s he performed on radio, in studio room bands, produced information under his very own name and with Tony Crombie, Tommy Whittle, Freddy Randall yet others and by the finish of the 10 years was home pianist at Ronnie Scott’s membership. In the first 60s he visited the united states to live, playing frequently on the Hickory Home in NY. Back in the united kingdom in the first 70s, he led a trio that toured thoroughly and frequently supported going to American jazzmen, including Pal Tate, Ruby Braff and Spike Robinson. A dazzlingly inventive participant in his start, Thompson sometimes shipped bravura shows at the trouble of feeling however in his maturity he produced many memorable looks at concerts around the united kingdom. He had a massive repertoire so when in musical sympathy having a visitor he may be the greatest of accompanists. His single playing was lengthy forgotten by record businesses but Alastair Robertson of Hep Information compensated because of this with some superb sessions in the first 80s. Thompson’s loss of life at age 61 arrived when he was in the elevation of his capabilities.