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Jazzwax List: Lou's Organists

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Lou Donaldson was one of the first alto saxophonists to perform and record consistently with a Hammond B3 behind him. He used the sound extensively on the road in the '50s while touring across the country and developed a new jazz-funk approach in the '60s. Here's a list of the groovy organists who have recorded with him over the years. Dates signify their first recording session:

  • Jimmy Smith (1957)
  • Baby Face Willette (1961)
  • Brother Jack McDuff (1961)
  • Big John Patton (1962)
  • Lloyd Mayers (1964)
  • Billy Gardner (1965)
  • Dr. Lonnie Smith (1967)
  • Charles Earland (1968)
  • Leon Spencer Jr. (1970)
  • Paul Griffin (1973)
  • David Braham (1992)
  • Sonny Phillips (1993)

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