Video: Trudy Pitts


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Trudy Pitts was not as well known as Shirley Scott or as thoroughly recorded, but the organist was just as potent. In fact, it's fair to say she was scantily recorded. She recorded just seven leadership albums compared with Scotts' several dozen. A special thanks to Andrew J. Sordoni III, who sent along a link to the first video below. I added a few:

Here's Trudy Pitts and her husband, Bill “Mr. C" Carney ...

Here's Part 1 of an interview with Pitts...

And here's Part2 of the Pitts interview...

Here's Pitts on piano...

Here's Pitts playing Amazing Grace...

And here's Pitts reinventing A Child Is Born...

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This story appears courtesy of JazzWax by Marc Myers.
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