Les McCann is one of the fathers of soul-jazz. The pianist and vocalist pioneered a sound in the late '60s and '70s with saxophonist Eddie Harris that provided a wamer, more soulful alternative to jazz-fusion. Albums like Swiss Movement (1969) and Layers (1973) remain landmarks.
Courtesy of Jimi Mentis in Athens, here's McCann in Stuttgart in 2004...
I love jazz because is the music of my life. I start listen jazz in the '80, musician like Art Ensemble of Chicago, Don Cherry, Stan
Getz, Dizzy Gillespie an many others they made me decide to become a jazzman, thats all.