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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 ...

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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