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Charles Phillip Thompson (born Springfield, Ohio, 21 March 1918), is an American swing and bebop pianist, organist and arranger.

He was a professional pianist from the age of 10. By the age of twelve Thompson was playing private parties with Bennie Moten and his band in Colorado Springs. During this time Count Basie played off and on with Moten's band, and during a showing Basie called the young Thompson up to play. He was…

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