Hammond Jazz

VA - Groovy Jazz Organ: Cool & Timeless Organ Classics (2014) 3CD Box Set

VA - Groovy Jazz Organ: Cool & Timeless Organ Classics (2014) 3CD Box Set
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Hammond Organ, Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, Funk, Soul | Label: Not Now Music | # NOT3CD180

The organ can often take a back seat in the pecking order of great Jazz instruments but underappreciate it at your peril. The likes of Jimmy Smith, Jack McDuff, Booker T and Ray Charles, to name but a few, made the instrument their own while crafting jazz cuts of dazzling brilliance.

Mikko Heleva – Hands-On Hammond (2016)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Nov. 20, 2016
Mikko Heleva – Hands-On Hammond (2016)

Mikko Heleva - Hands-On Hammond (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 43:41 min | 101 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Siba Records

Mikko Helevä is a well-known, groovy master of the Hammond organ. On his debut album, Helevä takes his skills to a new level, exploring various isntrumental combinations in addition to the standard guitar trio format of organ, guitar and drums. Guitarist Teemu Viinikainen and drummer Teppo Mäkynen join Helevä on this album. Mikko Helevä has been on the Finnish jazz scene since the late 1990's, creating new roads and funky tunes for younger generations to follow.
Charles Earland - In Concert: At The Montreux Jazz Festival and The Lighthouse (1972-74) {Pestige PRCD-24267-2 rel 2002}

Charles Earland - In Concert: At The Montreux Jazz Festival and The Lighthouse (1972-74) {Pestige PRCD-24267-2 rel 2002}
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© 1972-74, 2002 Prestige / Fantasy | PRCD-24267-2
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Organ Hammond B-3

This two-fer CD pairs 1972's Live at the Lighthouse with the less impressive, though still worthy, 1974 album Kharma, which was recorded at that year's Montreux Jazz Festival. As the head of a sextet on Live at the Lighthouse, Earland spearheaded some first-class soul-jazz, which integrated some funk and rock of the early '70s without sounding like a watered-down cocktail of all those styles (as many other soul-jazz-pop albums of the time did). The horn section of James Vass on sax and Elmer Coles on trumpet leaned more toward soul than jazz, as heard on the opening instrumental cover of Sly & the Family Stone's "Smilin'." The Carpenters' "We've Only Just Begun" wasn't the greatest tune to attempt, though Earland gamely put it into a boppish swing arrangement.
Brother Jack McDuff - A Change Is Gonna Come (1966) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}

Brother Jack McDuff - A Change Is Gonna Come (1966) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}
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© 1966, 2012 Atlantic / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27175 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Groove / Organ Hammond B-3

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. A sweet Atlantic soul groover from Brother Jack McDuff – and a set that has him tightening up his Hammond sound from his earlier years at Prestige Records! The tunes here are short and punched-up – almost instrumental soul numbers in their construction, but still filled with plenty of jazz – thanks to Jack's mad solos on organ, and some killer drums from Joe Dukes and Bernard Purdie! Other players include George Coleman on tenor, Cornell Dupree on guitar, and Buddy Lucas on baritone sax – and arrangements are by JJ Jackson and Jack himself.
Barbara Dennerlein - My Moments: Live On Hammond & Pipe Organ (2016)

Barbara Dennerlein - My Moments: Live On Hammond & Pipe Organ (2016)
Jazz | MP3 320 kbps | 71:41 | ~168 Mb
Label: Bebab Records | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2016

Pure magic! Flying hands and feet! An amazing Jazz concert like you never experienced before at both, the Hammond and the pipe organ in a unique concert hall, the Studio Acusticum in Piteå/Sweden. Explore all the wonderful sound details of the Hammond organ with footpedal bass providing acoustic bass samples and the mighty and colorful pipe organ in this unique solo performance. Perhaps only once in a generation or two, a musician emerges whose talent, skill and innovation takes virtuosity on their chosen instrument to a level never seen or heard before. Barbara Dennerlein is such a musician, and the organ, both the Hammond B3 and the Pipe Organ, are her instruments.
Johnny "Hammond" Smith - Opus De Funk (1961) {Prestige PRCD-24291-2 rel 2004}

Johnny "Hammond" Smith - Opus De Funk (1961) {Prestige PRCD-24291-2 rel 2004}
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© 1961, 2004 Prestige / Fantasy | PRCD-24291-2
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Organ

While organist Johnny "Hammond" Smith never attained the status of Jimmy Smith, he nonetheless fronted first-rate bands and accumulated a fine discography. Recorded in 1961, Opus de Funk brings together two Smith albums in one package, Stimulation and Opus de Funk. Since the same band – vibraphonist Freddie McCoy, guitarist Eddie McFadden, bassist Wendell Marshall, and drummer Leo Stevens – played on both sets, and since both albums aren't very long by contemporary standards, the pair fit snuggly on the same CD. The really unusual element here is the presence of McCoy, because one doesn't usually associate vibes with jazz organ combos.
Johnny "Hammond" Smith - Talk That Talk (1960) {2013 Japan Prestige New Jazz Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series}

Johnny "Hammond" Smith - Talk That Talk (1960) {2013 Japan Prestige New Jazz Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series}
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© 1960, 2013 Prestige New Jazz / Concord / Universal Japan | UCCO-5388 | NJLP 8241
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Organ

Reissue features the latest DSD remastering and HR cutting. Also features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD players). An excellent piece of early soul-jazz, 1960's Talk That Talk isn't as bop-oriented as Shirley Scott's albums with Stanley Turrentine from the same period, as flashy and ornate as the albums Jimmy Smith was starting to make with Creed Taylor and Lalo Schifrin, or as funky and blues-based as the best of Jimmy McGriff or "Brother" Jack McDuff. Smith's playing on this album is low-key almost to the point of being conservative, deeply soulful without resorting to what would soon become tired funk clichés.
Johnny "Hammond" Smith - That Good Feelin' (1959) {2013 Japan Prestige New Jazz Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series}

Johnny "Hammond" Smith - That Good Feelin' (1959) {2013 Japan Prestige New Jazz Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series}
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© 1959, 2013 Prestige New Jazz / Concord / Universal Japan | UCCO-5376 | NJLP 8229
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Organ

Reissue features the latest DSD remastering and HR cutting. Also features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD players). Good feelings and plenty of soul – some very early work as a leader from Hammond hero Johnny Smith! The set's got Johnny using the organ with lots of stops out – that full, wide range of the instrument that initially knocked so many folks for a loop when it first came into jazz – then really took strong formation in the hands of a player like this! The groove's a bit like a Jimmy Smith record for Blue Note, but a lot grittier too – with some occasional elements of R&B mixed in with the more far-reaching jazz sensibilities. The group features Thornel Schwartz on guitar, who'd played famously with Jimmy Smith – plus George Tucker on bass and Leo Stevens on drums.
Johnny "Hammond" Smith - All Soul (1959) {2013 Japan Prestige New Jazz Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series UCCO-5369}

Johnny "Hammond" Smith - All Soul (1959) {2013 Japan Prestige New Jazz Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series UCCO-5369}
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© 1959, 2013 Prestige New Jazz / Concord / Universal Japan | UCCO-5369 | NJLP 8221
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Organ

Reissue features the latest DSD remastering and HR cutting. Also features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD players). On Johnny "Hammond" Smith's first album as a leader, the organist simply sits himself down in front of a standard guitar-bass-drums trio (featuring guitarist Thornel Schwartz, who had previously worked with Jimmy Smith) and lets rip. The songs are a nice combination of standards, like "Secret Love," "The Masquerade Is Over" and "Pennies From Heaven," along with Smith originals that have a more blues-based, gospel-like air.

V.A. Legends of Acid Jazz : "Hammond Heros"  Music

Posted by mohet2003 at April 17, 2009
V.A. Legends of Acid Jazz : "Hammond Heros"

V.A. Legends of Acid Jazz : "Hammond Heros"
Label Prestige Record (1998) | MP3 320 kbps CBR | Time: 71:11 | Size: 162
Style: Jazz/Soul Jazz/hard Bop/Bop/Jump Blues

Legends of Acid Jazz-Hammond Heroes offers few advantages more than a gathering of solid soul-jazz tunes. It is, however, a decent (if not essential) collection of "Hammond heroes." But nearly every track here actually pre-dates what has come to be considered "acid jazz." If Prestige were to tap the Hammond heroes of its acid jazz period, you'd see names like Leon Spencer, Charles Kynard, Bill Mason or Sonny Phillips and later offerings by Groove Holmes or Johnny "Hammond" Smith.

Nomenclature aside, this 72-minute disc does offer swinging soul jazz by some of the genre's more memorable B-3 wizards: Jack McDuff (in three appearances here), Shirley Scott, Larry Young and Don Patterson. Two welcome inclusions are the otherwise unavailable "One Track Mind," a 1966 track by Freddie Roach, and "Take Five," a 1967 recording by Trudy Pitts (with Pat Martino). Better suited to a sock hop than a rave, Legends of Acid Jazz-Hammond Heroes will appeal more to curious listeners than real B-3 fans.