Danny Thompson is possibly the finest acoustic bass player the world has known. A bold statement especially when you consider some of the greats such as the late Charles Mingus and others including Charlie Haden and Dave Holland. But such a statement can genuinely be made. Danny would be touched to read this, although his modesty would not allow him to take it too seriously or indeed consider it for too long, he would no doubt respond, “You’re ‘aving a laaaaarf!”
Much more on Danny’s website (http://www.amug.org/~deeg1225/DannyThompson.html).