Fri, 16 March 2012
One of the masters of the might Hammond B-3 organ has passed away, with the recent death of Leon Spencer. Best known for his work with guitarist Melvin Sparks, who passed away last year, Spencer never really got his due as one of the founders of "acid jazz".
Two read two wonderful commentaries on Spencer. go to Funky 16 Corners and Sound Insights, both excellent site for learnign about acid jazz. Click here to listen to Spencer tear it up with Sparks on "Thank You", a cover of the Sly Stone classic. The track comes from the 1970 album Sparks! on the Prestige label, and features an amazing group of funketeers - Idris Muhammad on drums, Sparks on guitar, Spencer on the B-3, Houston Person and John Manning on tenor sax and Virgil Jones on trumpet.
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