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Blues for Mr. T

Label: Khaeon World Music
Released: 2003
Track listing: 1. Baku (Skaff) - 6:22 2. Rambler (Skaff) - 7:31 3. Super 80 (Skaff) - 6:06 4. Blues for Mr. T (Skaff) - 7:11 5. Delphia (Hubbard) - 6:27 6. Inception (Tyner) - 9:13 7. Poundcake (Skaff) - 7:15 8. Isfahan (Ellington/Strayhorn) - 6:45 9. Highway (Skaff) - 7:34

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Greg Skaff: Blues for Mr. T

Read "Blues for Mr. T" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

This year has seen an organ renaissance. Organ jazz had its genesis in Fred Longshaw, who performed with a reed organ on the 1925 Bessie Smith recording of "St. Louis Blues." Fats Waller was a pipe organ virtuoso. Count Basie introduced the organ into swing music, giving way to Wild Bill Davis, who predicted Jimmy Smith ...

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Greg Skaff: Blues For Mr. T

Read "Blues For Mr. T" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

Greg Skaff’s second disc as a leader charts an impressive course between the familiar, agreeable parameters of soul-jazz and a more open ended, blowing-based approach. The guitarist, Hammond B-3 organist Mike LeDonne, and drummer Joe Farnsworth (all of whom frequently play in various bands at Smoke, a club in New York City that serves as a ...

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Greg Skaff: Blues for Mr. T

Read "Blues for Mr. T" reviewed by Elliott Simon

There seems to be an increased appetite among jazz fans of late for the inherent soulful funkiness of a Hammond B3 organ/guitar trio. With Manhattan's club Smoke holding B3 nights each Tuesday, this genre that peaked during the ‘60s and ‘70s is back in a big way. From the first cut on guitarist Greg Skaff's Blues ...


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