Jim Alfredson

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  1. Anyone here have that obscure Nilva label date that Patton is on with Grachan Moncur III? I've been looking for that one forever. The name escapes me at the moment.


  2. Agreed... very good organist. I think Pete Fallico featured her on an "Women of Jazz Organ" concert awhile ago. Is that what you saw? Barbara Dennerlein was there too. Another great female organist!

    Do they really have a lot of Rhoda's work on Dusty Groove? That stuff is hard to find.


  3. There were so many layers it was hard to get a sense of what was going on in the car. I'd have to sit down with it and give it a good run through. One thing's for sure... Bobby is a mofo.


  4. Seriously Jim - you're a player, a darn good one too, and that's a BIG plus for me. Get this puppy fully formatted and functional, and I'll do some serious hanging here. I make it a priority to look out for my own, and even if we don't play the same "style" of jazz, we both play JAZZ, "styles" be damned. Make this thing right (and I know you will) & I'm here.

    Thanks Jim. I appreciate that. I really do. Coming from a great musician, not to mention cool person such as you. We'll see how this baby works... I'll try my best to make it a cool place to hang.


  5. Yeah, I'm still getting familiar with the software, so hang tight. Email me with any problems...

    As far as the back door, I haven't made a link on the main page of my website yet, but I'll get to that. This is merely a test of the Emergencey Bluenote System... ;)


  6. Just got done listening to Jimmy's masterful work on "Midnight Special". I think I like this record even more than the oft-requested "Back at the Chicken Shack".

    Your favorite Jimmy Smith recording?


  7. Groove Holmes is the shiznit! He started out on organ... he didn't switch over from piano, so there's something about his playing that is different from everyone else. Number one, his basslines are so solid and swinging and he was an absolute monster on the pedals. Any of this recordings from the 60s are gems.

    Check out some of Bill Heid's records, too. He's the best kept secret in jazz organ. I can't believe how much press Tony Monaco has gotten and Bill is still so obscure. Don't get me wrong, Tony is a great player, but Bill Heid is a fantasic player too and composes some really memorable songs.


  8. There's a nice series of videos by BT Productions. They feature Bill Heid (one of my favorite organists) among others. It's a nice series that really teach you the basics of the instrument, from how to turn the thing on, to standard drawbar settings, to licks and basslines. Highly recommended for the beginner.

    Other than that, I would say listen to all the Jimmy Smith you can. That's the starting point, IMO.