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Linda Dachtyl: A Late One

Read "A Late One" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Organist/drummer Linda Dachtyl, by virtue of her percussion-keys intersection, makes a fitting and insightful interpreter of the jazz organ repertoire. She displayed considerable command of this on her recording, For Hep Cats (Summit, 2008). On the present A Late One, Dachtyl steps out of the organ grinder box to expand her pedal palette in to areas less greasy than Jimmy Smith and more user-friendly than Larry Young. Dachtyl opts for a larger band on this recording, taking ...

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Album Review

Linda Dachtyl: For Hep Cats

Read "For Hep Cats" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Linda Dauwalder-Dachtyl was introduced to organ jazz community by Tony Monaco with her LDB3 and Friends (Chicken Coop, 2006), a durable and well-received debut. Dachtyl is back with a blues-infused collection that samples Ray Charles, Howlin' Wolf, and Thelonious Monk.

Dachtyl's core trio includes guitarist Robert Kraut (also associated with Monaco) and husband/drummer Cary Dachtyl. When Cary is out, Jim Rupp takes care of the percussion chores. On board for this recording also is tenor saxophonist Gene Walker, who achieves ...

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Pete Mills: Fresh Spin

Read "Fresh Spin" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Tenor saxophonist Pete Mills doesn't chart new musical frontiers on this 2007 release. On the contrary, he just gets it done the good old fashion way via lots of gusto, oomph and up-tempo grooves, performed with his estimable band-mates. Mills regenerates the jazz organ combo vibe here, complete with soul/funk, swing and meaty underpinnings provided by the rock solid and fluidly moving rhythmic unit.

With Hammond B-3 ace Tony Monaco and guitarist Pete McCann onboard, the musical climate ...


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