Musical Performances I Like – ‘Jimmy’s Walk’ Barbara Dennerlein on Hammond B3

Jimmy Smith jazz Hammond B3 organist

James Oscar Smith (December 8, 1925 – February 8, 2005) was an American jazz musician. He helped popularize the Hammond B-3 organ, creating a link between jazz and 1960s soul music.

Jazz organ may not be to your musical taste but I wanted to show you the skill of Dennerlein in coordinating playing bass notes on the foot pedals with her hands on the keyboard. She’s like a programmed automaton in a world of her own.

Barbara Dennerlein (born 25 September 1964 in Munich[1]) is a German jazz organist. She has achieved particular critical acclaim for using the bass pedalboard on a Hammond organ, and for integrating synthesizer sounds onto the instrument, and was described by critic Ron Wynn as “the most interesting jazz organist to emerge during the 1980s.”

Don Matthews
January 2021

Published by donmatthewspoetry

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