Video: Danny Thompson talks about working with ‘The Big O’
Renowned double-bass player – and Pentangle founder – Danny Thompson has a new album, Connected, out soon. We’ve got an exclusive video clip of the veteran musician, during which he talks about the one-and-only time he played electric bass with none other than Roy Orbison.
Danny Thompson has been playing gigs since he was a teenager in London in the 1950s. From dance orchestras to jazz bands, from English folk reinventions to blues outfits and virtuoso African ensembles, Thompson has worked with a vast array of artists including Nick Drake, The Who, Roy Orbison, Marianne Faithfull, Tim Buckley, Peter Gabriel, John McLaughlin, John Lee Hooker… the list goes on.
To celebrate Thompson’s career, the big man himself has selected some of the top tracks from his epic career and collected them on to an album called Connected.
Connected, due out on September 25, includes 12 songs that Thompson has recorded with friends old and new, including Bert Jansch, Richard Thompson (no relation), John Martyn, Tom Robinson and more.
When asked about the project Thompson said:
“I had been asked many times if there could be a collection of recordings that I had been involved with and released with the hope it could interest others. After some thought, I made the decision to feature the fine songs and singers that had touched my heart. I was honoured to serve these wonderful people and their songs… I also wanted to do this before I snuff it!”
1. Hatmosphere – Danny Thompson
2. May Day Psalter – Richard Thompson
3. No Love Is Sorrow – Bert Jansch
4. One Day – Martin Simpson
5. Come Into This Room – Darrell Scott
6. Blood Brother – Tom Robinson
7. Back To Where It Started – Anne-Marie Almedal
8. Rag And Bones – Fraser Anderson
9. All The Pretty Little Horses – Barbara Dickson
10. Outside In – John Martyn
11. Cold Is To The Bone – Charlie Wood (Harry Shearer)
12. Connected – Eric Bibb
Pre-order Connected now to get a personally signed copy of the album: http://bit.ly/O7S4Ew
Check out Danny Thompson talking about working with ‘The Big O’ below.