I find it hard to believe that a search here turns up almost nothing on Don Thompson. Is he a well-kept Canadian secret? He is an exceptional bassist, with technique and musicality second to none. He is equally proficient on piano and vibes, and is reportedly a good drummer also. He's toured extensively with John Handy, Jim Hall, and George Shearing, and played with a long list of jazz luminaries. I saw him with a trio in a small club setting about a month ago, and sat about eight feet in front of him and his magnificent 1846 Chanot. It was awesome, in the truest sense of an overused term. I had the chance to sit and talk at length with him over two intermissions, he is a very humble, personable and knowledgeable guy. Heard him live on the radio last night, he played a solo version of Around Midnight that was also incredible. Check out his profile at www.jazzcanadiana.on.ca/protomps.htm, it includes biographical stuff, a list of the people he's played and recorded with, and a lengthy discography.