Monday, April 17, 2017

Lou Bennett - Pentacostal Feeling

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
Pentacostal Feeling


1 Pentacostal Feeling (Byrd)  5:44
2 Echoes (Bennett)  6:56
3 That Preachin' Man (Byrd)  5:43
4 Peter's Waltz (Shihab)  6:32
5 Easy Living (Rainger, Robin)  5:59
6 Repetition (Hefti)  4:05
7 Meeting (Thomas)  5:03


Lou Bennett - org
René Thomas - g
Kenny Clarke - dr
"The Paris Jazz All Stars" [# 1, 2 & 3], including
Donald Byrd - tp, arr.

Recorded in Paris; January [# 4, 6 & 7] ; & March [# 1, 2, 3, 5], 1966


Antoine Boku said...

Thanks for this album, its will be the number 84 in my library of the great collection Jazz in Paris, cheers!

Pippo said...

Beside the occasion to listen to some Lou Bennett which I appreciate a lot since I never heard much from him, that's a good occasion to get some splendid René Thomas as well.
Thank You Melanchthon

Melanchthon said...

francisco santos said...


sep troelstra said...

Thanks a lot!!

Fred Archtop said...

Merci Mel. Un René Thomas, c'est toujours la fête !

cmingus said...


Is it possible to receive this reference under a ZIP file, my old generation computer not accepting software to unzip files 7z & 7z01

Thank you

Anonymous said...

Thank you.

deGallo said...

Thank you. Nice!

Starchild said...

Many thanks Melanchthon!

Kovina Kris said...

Thank you so much.

daniel genovese said...

Thank you.

cmingus said...


Merci pour la réponse