Quartette Tres Bien

Quartette Tres Bien

American jazz combo based in St. Louis led by pianist Jeter Thompson. The group started to play around 1960 and began recording in the mid 60's. Jeter Thompson played with Jimmy Forrest, Oliver Nelson and Emmett Carter in his early years. The bassist of the group is Richard Simmons, the drummer Albert St. James who accompanied also Charlie Parker, Tab Smith and Jimmy Forrest. Percussionist Percy James added a latin flavor to the quartette who played more than ten years, before splitting. Jeter Thompson is still active leading for a few years the Trio Tres Bien with brothers Harold Thompson (bass) and Howard Thompson (drums).


  • Boss tres bien' Decca
  • Kilimanjaro' Decca
  • Spring into spring' (1964) Decca
  • Sky high' (1965) Decca
  • Stepping out !' Decca
  • Bully !' (1965) Atlantic
  • In motion' (1966) Decca
  • Where it's at' (1966) Decca
  • Here it is !' (1966) Decca
  • Four of a kind' (1967) Decca
  • Our thing' (1967) Decca
  • Coming together' (2004) as The Trio Tres Bien


The Decca Labels - A discography (Michel Ruppli) ISBN-13: 978-0-313-27370-4

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