Thompson, Earma / Just in Time
Album:Just in Time Collection:Jazz
Artist:Thompson, Earma Added:Aug 2004
Label:The Sirens 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-09-13 Pull Date:2004-11-14 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Sep 26Sep 19

Recent Airplay
1.Sep 27, 2016:A Show Has No Name
After Hours
4.Jan 23, 2010:Music Casserole
You Stepped Out of a Dream
2.Feb 09, 2013:Music Casserole
You Stepped Out of a Dream
5.Aug 27, 2005:Morning Glory
Vierd Blues (John Whitfield-bass;John Brumbach-sax)
3.Jan 05, 2011:Getting Over . . . the Hump (First of the New Year!)
6.Sep 25, 2004:Storytime!
After Hours, Billie's Bounce

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-09-09 
EARMA THOMPSON – “Just in Time”
The Sirens, 2004

Chicago is crammed with fine jazz musicians who are virtually unknown outside the city limits. Earma Thompson has been playing piano for over 50 years, with an elegant yet bluesy style that makes her an excellent accompanist (her usual role), but also makes for a pleasant lead, as on this CD. She performs standards, but some of them are off the beaten track. Piano & bass only, two tracks add sax.

Fo’s picks: 2, 3, 5, 11

1. 4:01 – deliberate pacing, swings lightly, mostly happy piano
2. 3:41 – slow smoky blues, tasty piano solo goes high and low
3. 3:52 – medium cocktail-lounge swing, tasteful and breezy
4. 5:32 – upbeat, neighborhood jazz-bar feel. Sax is dull, but piano is good
5. 4:29 – upbeat, sophisticated, buoyant piano practically sings
6. 4:59 – feels mechanical despite interesting piano phrases
7. 4:33 – Miles Davis blues with sax, same comments as #4
8. 4:02 – relaxed, Charlie Brown-ish head, more romantic in solos
9. 4:51 – midtempo swing, bright piano, I can almost hear the bar ambiance
10. 5:05 – another cocktail-lounge swinger, good left-right hand interplay
11. 4:12 – Walkin’ Jimmy Smith blues, piano refined but greasy at the edges

[ Fo ] – 9/9/2004

Track Listing
1.Billie's Bounce 6.Softly, As in the Morning
2.After Hours 7.Vierd Blues
3.Just in Time 8.I Hear a Rhapsody
4.Ger-Ru 9.I Remember You
5.You Stepped Out of a Dream 10.Witchcraft
 11.Back at the Chicken Shack