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Posted on 30 Sep 2011 04:09:40 BDT
Ajarn Col says:
'Baby Face' WIillette

Recommended are :

Stop & Listen

Face To Face (Rudy Van Gelder Edition)

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Nov 2011 16:49:29 GMT
Larry Young strikes me as one the jazziest organists in that he doesn't just churn out the funk, as so many of them do, (some of them like John Patton do it brilliantly of course)- Young has a real sense of asymmetry in his phrasing, he can take his solos 'out' intelligently by using imaginative substitutions on the changes, and he doesn't need a bass player as he plays bass lines with the foot pedals. But I should be using the past tense, since unfortunately he's no longer with us.
(Sun Ra and Graham Bond shouldn't be written off as organists either.)

Posted on 3 Nov 2011 09:36:17 GMT
OrganJazzMan says:
I am specializing in Organ Jazz:
Just go the my American Amazon's link (after, click on the "LISTMANIA ! Lists 25):

You will find 500 cd's of Organ jazz !!!!

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Nov 2011 10:00:52 GMT
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Posted on 4 Nov 2011 10:00:04 GMT
OrganJazzMan says:
I am specializing in Organ Jazz:
Just go the my American Amazon's link (after, click on the push-button "LISTMANIA ! Lists 25):

You will find 500 cd's of Organ jazz !!!!

Posted on 4 Nov 2011 12:41:22 GMT
Huck Flynn says:
thanks guys - wow, lots more new names there

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Nov 2011 12:48:38 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 4 Nov 2011 15:41:12 GMT
Ajarn Col says:
What exactly are you on, Mr.D.A. Sheehan ? Because I for one cant make head nor tail of what you're trying to say.

As for OrganJazzMan's post. We Europeans/Brits usually prefer quality over quantity ;-)

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Nov 2011 20:16:24 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 4 Nov 2011 21:47:59 GMT
Robbeau... says:
Have you tried Charles Kynard? "Reelin' with the Feelin'" (1969) backed with WA-TU-WA-ZUI (Beautiful People" (1971) is pretty special.

Posted on 8 Nov 2011 08:11:05 GMT
OrganJazzMan says:
Mr. D. A. Sheehan,
I said to go to my profile in the American, and not in the English
You have to copy my above-mentioned link with your computer mouse.
I have created 11 lists of Organ jazz: every list contains 40 different cd's. A list is titled " LIVE ORGAN JAZZ": it contains the best 40 cd's in live performance.
The link that you have to copy is:

Ajarn Col,

I am European, too: I am from Italy. I am Italian.
Even if my cd's of Organ jazz are 500, these cd's are carefully selected by me. All these 500 cd's are the best of the organ jazz !!!
If you don't know the history iof the organ jazz, you cannot judge my lists.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Nov 2011 10:56:41 GMT
architura says:
Nice to see Roy Phillips and The Pedlars get a mention - truly, a real 'cult' band in the '60's,
mainly due to being highlighted on the BBC's Brian Matthew Saturday Club radio-show, on Saturday mornings.
I recall trying to book the band for an Art College year-end dance in 1966.

Posted on 3 Dec 2011 14:43:29 GMT
alfie pearce says:
Haven't seen anyone mention "Giants of the organ come together" by Groove Holmes and Jimmy Mcgriff.

My personal favourite is Larry Young -Unity, also glad to see mention of The Peddlars, love the Three in a cell album.

Posted on 20 Dec 2011 18:07:39 GMT
the kidney

Posted on 9 Feb 2012 11:29:58 GMT
Try, Medeski martin and wood, Elephant9.

Posted on 10 Feb 2012 16:52:59 GMT
Mark Porter says:
He is not a "pure" jazzer, but Ian Underwood plays some mean organ on Frank Zappa's "Hot Rats".

Posted on 27 Jul 2012 21:58:42 BDT
Last edited by the author on 28 Jul 2012 03:35:05 BDT
mancheeros says:
Thank goodness someone (the estimable Mr Archer) mentioned Brian Auger who, in my opinion, is the greatest of Hammond/jazz organists (check out his 70s Oblivion Express albums 'Second Wind', 'Closer To It', 'Straight Ahead', and yeah even earlier 'Befour', plus the awesome more recent live video clips on the net) . Pre-Brian I find jazz organists a bit tame, but Brian combines the attack of hard rock, the swing of jazz and the soul of, well, soul. His solos are exhilarating. Mike Ratledge is another great organist with plenty of grit. Jon Lord, Tony Ashton, Vincent Crane and the unforgettable Graham Bond all produced magnificent work with a jazz tinge. To American readers who might still be under the impression that there is nothing of interest in the jazz world outside their empire - all of the above organists are (wait for it) British.

Posted on 5 Aug 2012 19:16:29 BDT
Tony Monaco "Celebration"

Posted on 3 Sep 2012 08:28:06 BDT
If anyone''s still reading this, check out Rhoda Fleming too, sensational!

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Sep 2012 08:56:11 BDT
Ajarn Col says:
The only Rhoda Fleming that I can find is the stunning 40's and 50's actress, e.g. in 'Gunfight at the O.K Corral'

Posted on 3 Sep 2012 15:53:44 BDT
is it not rhoda scott that played the organ-live in olympia springs to mind

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Sep 2012 16:23:08 BDT
Ajarn Col says:
Ah yes , that'd make sense. Although not my style of playing (reminds me a bit of the nude organist in Monty Python ;-). Nevertheless, Rhoda Scott's obviously a very talented musician.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Sep 2012 22:36:17 BDT
Zoot Money

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Sep 2012 17:59:12 BDT
Some of these are rhythm & blues, & pretty good at it (Booker T) but too basic to be classed as jazz.
Has anybody mentioned Mike Carr? (Ian's brother). The Morrissey-Mullen connection & all that.

Posted on 4 Sep 2012 18:31:41 BDT
Last edited by the author on 4 Sep 2012 18:33:27 BDT
Calling all Brits!!!! What about..... Cherry Wainer ? (a 60's treat on the world's most colorful sets of Hammond B3 organs, green, white, blue, etc.)

Google her at You Tube and you should be pleasantly surprised.

Take Five at

Moanin' on BBC4 at

Cute too.

She eventually married Don Storer, the drummer. They played/lived in South Africa, then UK, then Las Vegas.
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