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Reuben Wilson: Organ Donor

One of the jazz trends of the ’90s was the resurgence of the Hammond B-3 organ. Reuben Wilson, whose late ’60s and early ’70s Blue Note albums have been sampled by latter-day pop groups, is one of the deserved beneficiaries. His new Organ Donor mines soul-funk-R & B grooves similar to its predecessors. It’s a well done commercial album with a hot, attractive organ sound, plenty of syncopated, danceable rhythms, and contemporary saxophone and guitar solos by Melvin Butler and Robin Macatangay, respectively.

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