Legends of Acid Jazz: Hammond Heroes

Legends of Acid Jazz: Hammond Heroes



Very good compilation of 13 soul-jazz cuts from the Prestige vaults featuring the Hammond B-3 organ, recorded between 1959 and 1967. Some of the names (Shirley Scott, Jack McDuff, Richard "Groove" Holmes") are pretty well known to fans of the style, but others are not. It's also a useful disc because it has key sides on which McDuff, Larry Young, John Patton, and others were playing as sidemen to non-keyboardist leaders, and thus might be overlooked by collectors of the style. Willis Jackson's "Pool Shark" (with Carl Wilson on organ) and Trudy Pitts' ebullient run through "Take Five" are real groovers; Richard "Groove" Holmes' "Misty" was a Top Fifty pop hit and one of the few soul-jazz singles to hit the charts.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/06/1998
Label: Prestige
UPC: 0025218519625
catalogNumber: 24196

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ray Barretto   Conga
Gene Ammons   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
George Benson   Guitar
Arnett Cobb   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Booker Ervin   Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Forrest   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Red Holloway   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Bill Jennings   Guitar
Sam Jones   Bass
Pat Martino   Guitar
Joe Newman   Trumpet
Don Patterson   Organ
Walter Perkins   Drums
Shirley Scott   Hammond Organ,Track Performer
Larry Young   Hammond Organ,Track Performer
Leonard Gaskin   Bass
William James   Drums
Tommy Potter   Bass
Joe Dukes   Drums
Trudy Pitts   Organ,Vocals,Track Performer
Freddie Roach   Organ,Track Performer
Thornel Schwartz   Guitar
Johnny Smith   Hammond Organ
George Duvivier   Bass
Buster Cooper   Trombone
Vincent Corrao   Guitar
Arthur Edgehill   Drums
Gene Edwards   Guitar
Eric Gale   Guitar
Richard "Groove" Holmes   Organ,Track Performer
Willis "Gator" Jackson   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Osie Johnson   Drums
Herb Lovelle   Drums
Wendell Marshall   Bass
Jack McDuff   Organ,Track Performer
Eddie McFadden   Guitar
Austin Mitchell   Organ,Track Performer
Big John Patton   Organ,Track Performer
Frank Robinson   Trumpet
Jackie Mills   Drums
Jimmie Smith   Drums
Abdu Johnson   Conga
Johnny "Hammond" Smith   Track Performer
Edlin Terry   Tenor Saxophone
Willis Jackson Quintet   Track Performer
Alvin Johnson   Drums
Carl "Flat Top" Wilson   Organ,Track Performer
Leo Stevens   Drums
Joe Hadrick   Drums
Bill Carney   Drums

Technical Credits

Erroll Garner   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
Willis "Gator" Jackson   Composer
Jamie Putnam   Art Direction
Harry Duncan   Liner Notes

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