Fri, Aug 25 Frankie's
Time 8:00 pm
An admirer of the seminal Jimmy Smith, Shirley Scott has been one of the organ's most appealing representatives since the late 50s. Scott, a very melodic and accessible player, started out on piano and played trumpet in high school before taking up the Hammond B-3 and enjoying national recognition in the late 50s with her superb Prestige dates with tenor sax great Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis. Especially popular was their 1958 hit In the Kitchen. Her reputation was cemented during the 60s on several superb, soulful organ/soul-jazz dates where she demonstrated an aggressive, highly rhythmic attack blending intricate bebop harmonies with bluesy melodies and a gospel influence, punctuating everything with great use of the bass pedals. Scott married soul-jazz tenor man Stanley Turrentine, with whom she often recorded in the 60s. The Scott/Turrentine union lasted until the early 70s, and their musical collaborations in the 60s were among the finest in the field. With Cory Weeds on tenor saxophone, Nick Peck on organ, Russ Botten on bass, and Joe Poole on drums.