Danny Ray Thompson is confirmed dead at the age of 72.
Danny was best known as a American jazz musician.
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RT @pitchfork: Danny Ray Thompson, longtime member of cosmic jazz ensemble Sun Ra Arkestra, has died
RT @artsforart: We would like to offer this small video tribute to Danny Ray Thompson of @SunRaUniverse, who passed last week.
RT @artsforart: We would like to offer this small video tribute to Danny Ray Thompson of @SunRaUniverse, who passed last week.
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RT @artsforart: We would like to offer this small video tribute to Danny Ray Thompson of @SunRaUniverse, who passed last week.
RT @nytimesmusic: Danny Ray Thompson, who spent the better part of five decades as the baritone saxophonist and linchpin of Sun Ra’s…
RT @pitchfork: Danny Ray Thompson, longtime member of cosmic jazz ensemble Sun Ra Arkestra, has died
RT @SunRaUniverse: Danny Ray Thompson - Sun Ra Arkestra Baritone Sax & flute player. A member of the Arkestra since 1967 has departed…
Danny Ray Thompson, 72, Dies; Mainstay of Sun Ra’s Otherworldly Band
RT @artsforart: We would like to offer this small video tribute to Danny Ray Thompson of @SunRaUniverse, who passed last week.
RT @artsforart: We would like to offer this small video tribute to Danny Ray Thompson of @SunRaUniverse, who passed last week.
RT @kinohin: #RIP Danny Ray Thompson, baritone jazz saxophonist and a key member of Sun Ra's Arkestra #SpaceIsThePlace
RT @artsforart: We would like to offer this small video tribute to Danny Ray Thompson of @SunRaUniverse, who passed last week.
RT @artsforart: We would like to offer this small video tribute to Danny Ray Thompson of @SunRaUniverse, who passed last week.
RT @pitchfork: Danny Ray Thompson, longtime member of cosmic jazz ensemble Sun Ra Arkestra, has died
RIP Danny Ray Thompson, 72, baritone saxophonist for a half-century with the Sun Ra Arkestra. That's him in the cen…
RT @artsforart: We would like to offer this small video tribute to Danny Ray Thompson of @SunRaUniverse, who passed last week.
RT @artsforart: We would like to offer this small video tribute to Danny Ray Thompson of @SunRaUniverse, who passed last week.
Danny Ray Thompson
Knoel Scott & Danny Thompson.jpg
Thompson (right), in 2008
Background information
Born(1947-10-01)October 1, 1947
New York City, New York, U.S.
DiedMarch 12, 2020(2020-03-12) (aged 72)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
GenresAvant-garde jazz, free jazz, experimental
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsBaritone saxophone,[1] bassoon[2]
Associated actsSun Ra
Danny Ray Thompson (October 1, 1947 – March 12, 2020) was an American jazz musician. He played baritone saxophone with the Sun Ra Arkestra and managed the band for a period of time.
Early life
Thompson was born in New York City, to Elgie and Oscar Leonard Thompson. Soon his family moved to Los Angeles, California but after high school Thompson returned to New York City and attended night classes at Juliard School.
Career
Thompson's first concert was with Babatunde Olatunji and after meeting Marshall Allen, Thompson was introduced to Sun Ra. The first Arkestra album Thompson appeared on was 1967s Atlantis. He made his first live appearance with the Arkestra in April, 1968 at Carnegie Hall.
Thompson, along with fellow Arkestra members Marshall Allen and Charles Davis, was present for a 100th birthday celebration for Sun Ra at the Berklee College of Music in 2014.
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