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Your favourite "minor" organists

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There are a dozen really significant Soul Jazz organists: Wild Bill Davis; Charles Earland; Richard “Groove” Holmes; Jack McDuff; Jimmy McGriff; Don Patterson; John Patton; Shirley Scott; Jimmy Smith; Johnny “Hammond” Smith; Lonnie Smith; and Larry Young.

But there are so many other great organists, whose work I can never listen to enough. So

Who are your favourite organists who aren't on this list?

Mine are

Lou Bennett

Paul Bryant

Milt Buckner

Gloria Coleman

Jackie Ivory

Charles Kynard

Billy Larkin

Sam Lazar

Bu Pleasant

Freddie Roach

Leon Spencer Jr

Baby Face Willette

Carl Wilson

Reuben Wilson

MG

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I really enjoy Charles Kynard playing. I would have to choose him from the list.

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Alice Coltrane.

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Jim Alfredson. I have to check out some of those other people on that list.

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Hey, I'm not minor league! I'm CRAZY LARGE!

:blush:

Ok not really, but I appreciate the props. One of my favorite unsung Hammond guys is Billy Gardner.

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Jim Alfredson. I have to check out some of those other people on that list.

Yes, and he plays in major keys as well.

What about Barbara Dennerlein? Hank Marr?

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Jim Alfredson. I have to check out some of those other people on that list.

Yes, and he plays in major keys as well.

Actually, I don't. I just transpose my scales until my minor runs are in a major key. For instance, playing a tune in F major? I just solo in Am. I'm a frickin' genius.

;)

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minor runs

I just had a bout with these the other day. But that's another story. :)

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minor runs

I just had a bout with these the other day. But that's another story. :)

I think this belongs in the farting thread.

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Hey, I'm not minor league! I'm CRAZY LARGE!

:blush:

Yeah, that didn't come off too well. But anyway... :tup:g

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minor runs

I just had a bout with these the other day. But that's another story. :)

I think this belongs in the farting thread.

That's what I thought at first, too. Then it took a hard left.

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The Burner

OOPS, he is on the list.

I will go with Baby Face. Raw and reckless.

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Melvin Rhyne, although I would put him in the top ten. He's certainly underrated.

Rhoda Scott - she's great.

Mike LeDonne

Sam Yahel

Larry Goldings

Dan Wall

Eddy Louiss

Jeff Palmer

Webster Lewis

There was one Clarence Palmer on George Benson's CTI album, Beyond the Blue Horizon, I liked him very, very much!

We might as well list all jazz organists .....

Edited by mikeweil

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Not minor in my book, but Chris Foreman should be better known.

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Just want to add Dan Wall. His work with Abercrombie is outstanding!

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On the strength of his work with Stanley Turrentine , I'll throw in Butch Cornell .

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Melvin Rhyne, although I would put him in the top ten. He's certainly underrated.

Rhoda Scott - she's great.

Mike LeDonne

Sam Yahel

Larry Goldings

Dan Wall

Eddy Louiss

Jeff Palmer

Webster Lewis

There was one Clarence Palmer on George Benson's CTI album, Beyond the Blue Horizon, I liked him very, very much!

We might as well list all jazz organists .....

I forgot Rhoda; yes, her bass lines are splendid.

Clarence Palmer also played electric piano on Grant Green's "Carryin' on" and organ on the title track of Fats Theus' "Black out", which also featured GG. He's pretty good.

MG

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Charles Kynard and Hank Marr :tup

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Gene Ludwig!! And Hank Marr - good call there; his 60's group with Rusty Bryant and Wilbert Longmire was as good as any at the time.

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Gene Ludwig!! And Hank Marr - good call there; his 60's group with Rusty Bryant and Wilbert Longmire was as good as any at the time.

I'll definitely agree with that. Should have put him in the list.

MG

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