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Jimmy McGRIFF & Richard "Groove" HOLMES – Giants of the Organ Come Together 1974

Posted in JAZZ, Jimmy McGRIFF, Richard "Groove" HOLMES on December 3, 2010 by whoisthemonk

Jimmy McGRIFF & Richard “Groove” HOLMES – Giants of the Organ Come Together 1974
GM 520


Twin organs back to back — and a heck of a hard-wailing set from Groove Holmes and Jimmy McGriff! The album cooks from the very first note — and features long tunes that open up with the same sort of solo-heavy approach that you’d get on Holmes’ Prestige albums of the 60s — very stretched out, in a way that offers the keyboardists no cover at all, and forces them to keep thinking on their feet to come up with great notes! Bernard Purdie plays some nicely tight drums on the set, and guitar is by George Freeman and O’Donel Levy — both of whom add some nice superdope touches to the set! A winner all the way through, with great solos — and titles that include “Licks A Plenty”, “The Squirrel”, and “Finger Lickin’ Good”.
From Dusty Groove.
Jimmy McGriff- Hammond B-3
Richard “Groove” Holmes- Hammond B-3
O’Donel Levy- Guitar
George Freeman- Guitar
Bernard Purdie- Drums
Kwasi Jayourba- Conga
A1. Licks A’ Plenty  6:57
A2. Out Of Nowhere  8:51
A3. The Squirrel  5:19
B1. Finger Lickin’ Good  6:17
B2. How High The Moon  7:00
B3. Things Ain’t What They Used To Be  6:48

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