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There are keyboards aplenty in jazz, whether grand pianos, electric pianos or synthesizers they are heard in almost every sub-genre. But a keyboard that is less frequently heard is that of the electric organ. A rarity in the early days of jazz, the mighty Hammond B3 or others of its ilk remains a powerful, readily identifiable force in modern jazz. Although not as common as its 73 or 88 keyed brethren, the organ is a funky, soulful, and hard swingin' member of the jazz family. In this hour, we will explore some of the best tone-wheel generated grooves.
|'Baby Face' Willette||High 'N' Low||Face To Face|
|Mike LeDonne||Then Came You||From the Heart|
|Shirley Scott||Roll 'Em||Roll 'Em: Shirley Scott Plays the Big Bands|
|Count Basie||K. C. Organ Blues||Count at the Organ|
|Organik Vibe Trio||Ecaroh||Things We Did Last Summer|
|Freddie Roach||When Malindy Sings||Good Move|
|Jimmy McGriff & Groove Holmes||The Squirrel||Giants of the Organ Come Together|
|'Brother' Jack McDuff||Pettin' the Cat||Bringin' it Home|
|Jimmy Smith||Oh, No, Babe||Organ Grinder Swing|