Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Johnny Hodges & Wild Bill Davis "Wings & Things" (Vinyl)

Dating from 1965, this is a swingin' jazz record on the Verve label that is pretty awesome yet unmentionable except for one thing: this swingin' jazz combo is accompanied by the organ.

In an age where Mitch Miller had the organ tenured for sing-along use only, this is an example of how the organ was being pushed into more current forms of musical expression. After listening to this its easy for me to hear the groundwork being laid for John Medeski.

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