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Jimmy McGriff Straight Up (Milestone) Jazz organ began almost accidentally: Pianists like the ebullient Fats Waller tinkered with the instrument in movie theaters. Intrigued by its various sound possibilities, Waller developed a lifelong love for the organ, which he passed…
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Wayne Horvitz & Zony Mash In response to the contemporary resurgence of the groovy organ sound of the '50s and '60s, popular industry magazine Jazziz recently adorned its cover with this headline: "B hip. B soulful. B 3." Perhaps they…
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What do Splatter Trio, Sheila E., and J.S. Bach have in common? How about the Modern Jazz Quartet, the Gospel Hummingbirds, and New Dealers? Still don't know? Add John Santos & the Machete Ensemble, Jimmy Smith, and the Cecil Taylor…
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