Label: RCA Victor - 430.115 S • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Mono • Country: France • Genre: Jazz • Style: Hard Bop, Bop
Born in in Philadelphia city Son-Of-A Preacher Man - Various - 25 Hits Des Jahres organ greats that also spawned, among others, Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff and Joey DeFrancesco Bennett was a modern jazz pianist who took up the organ under the influence of Jimmy Smith in Bennett was quite popular in Europe and developed a solid body of work up until his death in in Le Chesnay, just outside of Paris.
The recording start of his career inAmena cooperation with fellow expat, legendary drummer and bop innovator Kenny Clarke, set him off to a good start. Ever heard of The Bennett Machine? On the contrary, The Bennett Machine was an invention by Lou Bennett that strived to make life easier and more Loin Du Brésil - Lou Bennett - Enfin! for the Hammond organist. InBennett was tired of carrying around Ultraboy - Athziry - Life heavy organ and did away with the lower keyboard, fixing electronic orchestral devices in Loin Du Brésil - Lou Bennett - Enfin!
higher keyboard instead. Notably, Bennett, one of the greatest bass pedal players of organ jazz, coupled synths to the pedals and created a distinct double bass sound. Unfortunately, the Bennett Machine occasionally broke down due to faulty wiring.
On Enfin! His Jazzland album Guitar Groove is particularly admired. Sound and style-wise, the church roots of Bennett mix smoothly with his bop experience. Hollers, screams and the fatherly, alternating whispering and booming voice of the minister that sooths and arouses the flock function as the cherries on top of his tacit bop runs. Thomas contributes nifty bop melodies like I Remember Sonny and Indicatifthe latter merely a theme that ends both sides of the LP.
Bennett wrote the blues line Enfin with a mid-tempo, attractive bounce. The group also performs J. A trio of songs one rarely if ever encounters on organ jazz records, interesting repertory that is tackled immaculately and with a good groove. Misspelling is not so bad. Poor sound quality is.
It is as if the tape was handled with sandpaper. Perhaps there was no tape, just sandpaper. Perhaps the French Machine had trouble with faulty wiring too. With or without RVG, the striking mix of soul jazz and bebop that Lou Bennett brought forth on the organ was an experience to behold. Listen to the full album on YouTube here. See here. Like this: Like Loading Leave a Reply Cancel reply. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.
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