Jimmy Mcgriff

Jimmy McGriff - The Mean Machine (1976) {Groove Merchant GM-3311 rem 2007}

Jimmy McGriff - The Mean Machine (1976) {Groove Merchant GM-3311 rem 2007}
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© 1976, 2007 Groove Merchant | GM-3311
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Keyboards

Between 1976 and 1979, Jimmy McGriff was often featured in the disco-style productions of Groove Merchant house arranger Brad Baker. The records usually surrounded the great organist with a huge army of studio musicians, big horn sections, string parts and often heard McGriff playing keyboards other than organ. THE MEAN MACHINE, from 1976, was the first of these productions and McGriff doesn't even play organ here.
Hank Crawford & Jimmy McGriff - Crunch Time (1998) {Milestone MCD-9287-2}

Hank Crawford & Jimmy McGriff - Crunch Time (1998) {Milestone MCD-9287-2}
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© 1998 Milestone / Fantasy | MCD-9287-2
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Modern Post Bebop / Saxophone / Organ

Over at Rudy Van Gelder's studio in Jersey during the '90s, it was just like 1969 with soul-jazz sessions bursting forth at a more leisurely yet no less insistent clip. This could only mean that Hank Crawford and co-billed leader Jimmy McGriff were at it again, playing off the Bernard Purdie shuffle on the first two tracks, and cruising through ballads, blues, and cover tunes with the assurance of those who had the genre in their bloodstream. A high point is Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On," as Crawford has the soul and restraint to make a fresh case for a slightly over-recorded contemporary tune.
Jimmy McGriff - Black Pearl (1971) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster TYCJ-81098}

Jimmy McGriff - Black Pearl (1971) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster TYCJ-81098}
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© 1971, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | TYCJ-81098
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Jazz Funk / Hard Bop / Organ

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. One of the most hard-hitting Jimmy McGriff albums of the 70s – a raw live date recorded in Newark – and a set that's a perfect bridge between the sharp soul of his Sue Records sessions and his later funk to come! The whole thing's got a gritty vibe the really recalls the sound of a Hammond combo in a small club back in the day – a sense of recording that's different than the usual Blue Note record, and we mean that in a good way! Future Groove Merchants Fats Theus and O'Donel Levy are both on the record – the former on tenor, the latter on guitar – and Jimmy gets plenty of room to really open up and soar on the Hammond. The group also features the lesser-known Ronald White on trumpet and Joseph Morris on alto – and titles include "In A Mellow Tone", "Groove Alley" and "Man From Bad" – and a nice cover of "Ode to Billie Joe"!
Jimmy McGriff - The Worm (1968) {2014 Japan Rare Groove Funk Best Collection 1000}

Jimmy McGriff - The Worm (1968) {2014 Japan Rare Groove Funk Best Collection 1000}
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© 2014 Capitol / Solid State / Universal Music Japan | UCCU-90069
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Organ

Jimmy McGriff's B-3 sound was always rooted in blues and gospel, and his soloing could be very smooth and polished. But every once in a while, he had to break out of his own soul box and tear it up on a session. The Worm, issued on Solid State Records in 1968, is the very first place he did. This is the first true, all-out funky burner from McGriff, and it sounds very different from most of the other titles on his shelf. Having a band like this helps: trumpeter Blue Mitchell, tenor saxophonist Fats Theus (with Bob Ashton on baritone and Danny Turner on alto), alternating drummers Mel Lewis and Grady Tate, bassist Bob Bushnell, and guitarist Thornel Schwartz were all in their prime in 1968. The title track, written by McGriff, Theus, and producer Sonny Lester, sets the tone for the whole platter.
Jimmy McGriff - Soul Sugar & Groove Grease (1971) {2007 Groove Hut Records Remaster}

Jimmy McGriff - Soul Sugar & Groove Grease (1971) {2007 Groove Hut Records Remaster}
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© 2007 Groove Hut Records | GH66704
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Jazz Funk / Organ Hammond B-3

The Sonny Lester-produced Soul Sugar looms large in Jimmy McGriff's vast catalog – while it's a fool's errand to pick the organist's absolute funkiest recording, this one demands serious consideration. Without personnel credits, it's impossible to know who's backing McGriff here, but the rhythm section is nonetheless superb – cuts like "Dig on It" (later sampled by A Tribe Called Quest), "Fat Cakes," and "The Now Thing" rival the Meters for sheer soulfulness. The covers are no less impressive – while renditions of James Brown's "Ain't It Funky Now," Stevie Wonder's "Signed, Sealed, Delivered," and Aretha Franklin's "Spirit in the Dark" remain true to the spirit of the original recordings, the ingenious arrangements also allow McGriff and his band panoramic stretches of space to explore.
Hank Crawford & Jimmy McGriff - On The Blue Side (1989) {Milestone}

Hank Crawford & Jimmy McGriff - On The Blue Side (1989) {Milestone}
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Genre: Jazz

One of the most consistent and most soulful of all jazz altoists, Hank Crawford sounds at his best when he has strong melodies to wrap his tone around, and when he can dig into the blues. Both aspects are true during this quartet outing which he co-leads with organist Jimmy McGriff. Crawford sounds particularly strong on "Jumpin' With Symphony Sid" and "Hank's Groove" and even if "Any Day Now" is a bit of a misfire, the interplay between the altoist and the organist (helped out by guitarist Jimmy Ponder's occasional solos and strong support from drummer Vince James) makes this an excellent soul jazz effort overall.

Jimmy McGriff - Main Squeeze - 1974 @320  Music

Posted by pretoria at Dec. 1, 2009
Jimmy McGriff - Main Squeeze - 1974 @320

Jimmy McGriff - Main Squeeze - 1974
Cover | Mp3 320 kbps rip with ITUNES | 89,9 MB
1974 Groove Merchant

One of the grooviest albums ever from Jimmy McGriff -- a hard-wailing session that's filled with plenty of cooking lines on the organ, and a few especially funky tracks! The groove here is tight, short, and very sharp -- strongly in the mode of other post-Sue sessions by McGriff -- like The Worm or other Groove Merchant sides -- with a style that's often much more focused than Jimmy's earlier years, and strongly turned towards the rhythms of the tunes! A few numbers are more familiar soul jazz, but these are nicely offset by the harder funk numbers of the record -- like the romping, stomping break classic "The Main Squeeze", the totally groovy "The Worm Turns", and the fast-vamping "GMI". The group features Jimmy Ponder on guitar and Connie Lester on alto sax -- and other titles include "The Sermon", "Stella By Starlight", and "The Blues Train To Georgia".

Jimmy McGriff - A Bag Full Of Blues (1967)  Music

Posted by RAMM1981 at Nov. 5, 2009
Jimmy McGriff - A Bag Full Of Blues (1967)

Jimmy McGriff - A Bag Full Of Blues (1967)
Jazz / Blues | 320Kbps MP3 | 89.8 MB

Organist Jimmy McGriff released this LP in 1967 on the Solid State label, compositions by Manny Albam, production by Sonny Lester, personnel is Jimmy McGriff on organ, Mel Lewis on drums, Richard Davis on bass, Joe Newman on trumpet, Jerome Richardson on sax and Barry Galbraith and Wallace Richardson on guitar.

Jimmy McGriff - The Starting Five (1986) {Milestone MCD-9148-2}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Aug. 2, 2016
Jimmy McGriff - The Starting Five (1986) {Milestone MCD-9148-2}

Jimmy McGriff - The Starting Five (1986) {Milestone MCD-9148-2}
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© 1986 Milestone / Fantasy | MCD-9148-2
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Jazz Blues / Organ

Due to the strong lineup and the basic but perfectly suitable material, this Jimmy McGriff CD is well worth picking up. The groovin' organist teams up with David "Fathead" Newman (heard on alto, tenor and flute), Rusty Bryant (doubling on tenor and alto), either Mel Brown or Wayne Boyd on guitar, and drummer Bernard "Pretty" Purdie. Basic originals alternate with such standbys as "I'm Getting Sentimental over You" and "Georgia on My Mind," with everyone playing up to their potential. A fun and swinging session.

Jimmy McGriff - Electric Funk (1969) {1997 Blue Note}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Feb. 5, 2016
Jimmy McGriff - Electric Funk (1969) {1997 Blue Note}

Jimmy McGriff - Electric Funk (1969) {1997 Blue Note}
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Genre: jazz

Electric Funk is the 1969 Blue Note album by organist Jimmy McGriff. This was remastered by Ron McMaster and released in 1997 on CD.