Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Mel (Melvin) Rhyne ''Organ-izing''

Mel (Melvin) Rhyne

( LP Jazzland Records, 1960 )
Catalog # JP-916
(2000, Original Jazz Classics # 1055, Remastered)

01. Things Ain’t What They Used to Be
02. Blue Farouq
03. Barefoot Sunday Blues
04. Shoo Shoo Baby

Andy Simpkins - Bass
Albert "Tootie" Heath - Drums
Johnny Griffin - Saxophone, Sax (Tenor)
Gene Harris - Piano
Blue Mitchell - Trumpet
Melvin Rhyne - Organ

Mel Rhyne is best known as Wes Montgomery’s organist on and off in the late 1950s and ’60s. He led few dates of his own until his rediscovery in the 1990s, so the CD reissue of this early jam session is quite welcome. Rhyne leads an all-star {censored}tet that also includes trumpeter Blue Mitchell, tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin, pianist Gene Harris (the piano and organ work quite well together), bassist Andy Simpkins, and drummer Albert "Tootie" Heath. Each of the four basic tunes are at least eight-and-a-half minutes long, with all but one exceeding ten-and-a-half minutes. However, with four strong soloists, the music never slows down or loses its momentum. Highly recommended.
By Scott Yanow (AMG)

By Pier


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E-mile said...

woah, 3 melvin rhyne's on a row!
time to get organ-ized [;-) indeed!
thanks for all this wonderful stuff
peace, E-mile

JAZZYPIER ♪ said...

more Rhyne is coming....


Guy Magic said...

Man, without MFS I would have never discovered this fantastic B3 player.

Thank you Pier!

flageolette said...

Cheers Bro :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for making this great M. Rhyne album available. Actually I have this on vinyl, but it's very nice to have the mp3s.

Thanks for all you do.

I don't know how I got into the "invitation only" section ... maybe it's open temporarily, or maybe I'm pre-approved ... but it's very good to have this album and I will be a good guest.

Thanks again ...

.rog. (... in Milwaukee, where I have played with Melvin in the past.)

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