Saturday, July 2, 2016

Lou Bennett Quartet - Amen

Lou Bennett began as a bop pianist, then switched to organ and became a solid player in the late '50s. With Jimmy Smith's virtuostic approach as inspiration, Bennett left piano behind in 1956, and toured the East and Midwest with his organ trio from 1957 through 1959. Bennett left America for Paris in 1960. He recorded there, played at the city's Blue Note club with Jimmy Gourley and fellow expatriate Kenny Clarke, who became one of his regulars alongside Rene Thomas. Bennett made only one return visit to America, appearing at the 1964 Newport Jazz Festival. He led his own group during the '80s.
Ron Wynn

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Lou Bennett


1 Sister Sadie (Silver)  5:51
2 So What (Davis)  5:27
3 Jubilation (Mance)  5:03
4 Brother Daniel (Bennett)  5:10
5 Green Dolphin Street (Kape)  8:20
6 Amen (Byrd)  5:02


Lou Bennett - org
Jimmy Gourley - g
Jean-Marie Ingrand - b [except #3]
Kenny Clarke - dr

Recorded in Paris ; 1960


Anonymous said...

Thank you very much Melan

Pippo said...

Thank you Melanchthon.

Blue Eyes said...

Great album with L.Bennett & J.Gourley ! Merci beaucoup Melanchthon !

the jazzman said...

Not familiar with Bennett but Gourley is a favorite. Thanks.

itr said...

Brilliant share, many thanks, Mel.

Otis Foster said...

Thnx Mel as always

Anselmo said...

Hi, Melan
The link was blocked. I think is the new RS service. So bad for us. Hug

JD said...

Salut Mel,
Nice to have a clean crisp copy of this album, as the vinyl I have is a bit worn. Thanks a lot. Also thanks for the 'Enfin' disc which I did not previously have. T'es trop gentil, Mel.

Melanchthon said...

deGallo said...

Nice Thank you.

TEO said...

Thanks very very much Mel!!!
Great album!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you MM. Would have never known bout Lou without your hard work. Highly appreciated, please keep on doing your Magnificent Mel's educational work. Otherwise ww'll have more brexits.

Philo said...

Thanks Mel. I am really enjoying this music.

daniel genovese said...

Thank you

Fred Archtop said...

Thanks Mel. Here strike again the Paris cats !

rebf942 said...

Good to hear some more Jimmy Gourley - many thanks.

Brush&Stick said...

Rare one, many thanks!

Dante A. said...

Thanks a lot - great Re-Up

AmyBRAINS said...

Yes, it's really a great re-up, Melanchthon.
Thanks a lot.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You