Grant Green, Larry Young, and Elvin Jones Move Organ Jazz Forward

Organ trios and quartets were ubiquitous by the mid-1960s. In African American neighborhood bars and clubs up and down the East Coast, throughout the Rust Belt and points far beyond, Jimmy Smith-inspired organists and bands pumped out grits ‘n’ gravy blues, swinging standards, funky grooves, and ballads. Nothing fancy; social music for the Black working … Read more