Desperately Seeking Paul : Paul Weller Fan Podcast

EP101 - Danny Thompson - Musician & Double Bass legend… ”Chances, chances everywhere…”

June 28, 2022

Over the past 55 years, musician Danny Thompson has been a bandleader, sideman, group member and composer.
Best known as a double-bassist, he has worked with the very best including Richard Thompson, John Martyn and Nick Drake, along with great jazz men such as Humphrey Lyttelton and Tubby Hayes as well as Rod Stewart, Roy Orbison, and Kate Bush.
In recent years, he has also played with our podcast subject - Paul Weller.

Danny played double bass on two tracks for 2004's Studio 150 album, cover versions of Tim Hardin's Don't Make Promises and the Sister Sledge classic Thinking of You and on 2018's True Meanings.

Danny played double bass on the track Come Along.

In 2016, he joined Paul on stage in Brighton in a supergroup including Paul with Robert Wyatt, Steve Pilgrim and Ben Gordelier.

The range of music that his performances have graced is hard to believe. Working with the many true"Greats" of Blues, Jazz, Folk , World and Popular music.

A founding member of influential folk-jazz group Pentangle from 1967-1973 (along with its subsequent reunions and re-versionings) - he has also had a critically acclaimed successful solo career - winning two lifetime achievement awards at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

Find more information on Danny , including our special playlist , at paulwellerfanpodcast.com/episode-101-danny-thompson

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