Danny Thompson

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Daniel Henry Edward Thompson (born 4 April 1939)[1] is an English multi-instrumentalist best known as a double bassist. He has had a long musical career playing with a large variety of other musicians, particularly Richard Thompson and John Martyn.

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Danny Thompson
Thompson backing Martin Simpson at the 2008 Folk by the Oak Festival, Hatfield House
Thompson backing Martin Simpson at the 2008 Folk by the Oak Festival, Hatfield House
Background information
Birth nameDaniel Henry Edward Thompson
Born (1939-04-04) 4 April 1939 (age 84)
Teignmouth, Devon, England
GenresFolk, rock, jazz, blues, skiffle
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, record producer
Instrument(s)Upright bass, guitar, mandolin, trumpet, trombone, tea chest bass
LabelsIsland Records
WebsiteDanny Thompson.co.uk
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For four years, between 1964 and 1967, he was a member of Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated,[2] led a trio that included guitarist John McLaughlin, and was a founding member of the British folk-jazz band Pentangle.[2] Since 1987, he has also recorded four solo albums.[2] He converted to Islam in 1990.[3]

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