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Ross Tompkins

p, 1938-2006 US, Detroit
Musician of Jazz

Ross Tompkins (May 13, 1938 in Detroit – June 30, 2006 in St. Augustine, Florida) was an American jazz pianist.Tompkins attended the New England Conservatory of Music, then moved to New York City, where he worked with Kai Winding (1960–67), Eric Dolphy (1964), Wes Montgomery (1966), Bob Brookmeyer/Clark Terry (1966), Benny Goodman (1968), Bobby Hackett (1965–70), and Al Cohn and Zoot Sims (1968–72). He moved to Los Angeles in 1971, playing with Louie Bellson, Joe Venuti, and Red Norvo in the 1970s and Jack Sheldon in the 1980s. He was perhaps best known for his longtime association with Doc Severinsen's The Tonight Show Band, in which he played from the 1970s until 1992. He recorded prolifically for Concord Jazz as a leader in the second half of the 1970s.

        
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Over The Rainbow on Harold Arlen Centennial Celebration 100 by Various Artists
I Don't Want to Walk Without You (Piano Solo) on Ross Tompkins Celebrates the Music of Jule Styne by Ross Tompkins
It's Been a Long, Long Time (Piano Solo) on Ross Tompkins Celebrates the Music of Jule Styne by Ross Tompkins
I Should Care on L.A. After Dark by Ross Tompkins
I'm Through with Love on Ross Tompkins AKA "The Phantom" by Ross Tompkins
I'll Take Romance on Ross Tompkins AKA "The Phantom" by Ross Tompkins
My Silent Love on Ross Tompkins AKA "The Phantom" by Ross Tompkins
What Is This Thing Called Love? on Ross Tompkins AKA "The Phantom" by Ross Tompkins
I Could Write a Book on Ross Tompkins AKA "The Phantom" by Ross Tompkins
One for My Baby (And One More for the Road) [Solo Piano] on Ross Tompkins Celebrates the Music of Harold Arlen by Ross Tompkins

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Title Artist Year Type
AKA "THE PHANTOM"Ross Tompkins1994Album
Celebrates The Music Of Jule StyleRoss Tompkins1994Album
A Grand Night For SwingingThe Joe Newman Memorial Album: featuring Ross Tompkins, Russell George, Ron Lundberg1992Album
California DoingsDick Cary's Septet With Bob Havens, Tommy Newsom & Ross Tompkins1982Album
Festival TimeRoss Tompkins, The Concord All Stars1980Album
Red & Ross Recorded Live January 1979Red Norvo & Ross Tompkins1979Album
Ross Tompkins And Good FriendsRoss Tompkins1978Album
OleoUrbie Green, Ross Tompkins, Carl Fontana, Kai Winding, James Moody, Dick Hyman, Trummy Young1978Album
Live At Concord '77Ross Tompkins, Joe Venuti, Ray Brown, Scott Hamilton, Jake Hanna1978Album
Snooky & Marshal's AlbumSnooky Young / Marshall Royal / Freddie Green / Ross Tompkins / Ray Brown / Louis Bellson Special Guest Scatman Crothers1978Album
Snooky & Marshal's AlbumSnooky Young / Marshall Royal / Freddie Green / Ross Tompkins / Ray Brown / Louis Bellson Special Guest Scatman Crothers1978Album
Lost In The StarsRoss Tompkins1977Album
ScrimshawRoss Tompkins1976Album
A Pair To Draw ToHerb Ellis & Ross Tompkins1976Album
Heart To HeartCathy Segal-Garcia, Ross TompkinsAlbum
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