Mike LeDonne Hammond B3 organ Eric Alexander tenor saxophone Peter Bernstein guitar Joe Farnsworth drums
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Mike LeDonne Groover Quartet

SEP 28–29 | Organ Grooves

Sep 28, 2019
Joe Henderson Lab
SatSep 28
7:00 PM

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SatSep 28
8:30 PM

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Equally formidable on the piano and the Hammond B3 organ, Mike LeDonne made his reputation in the 1990s as an ace accompanist touring and recording with jazz legends such as Milt Jackson, Sonny Rollins, Bobby Hutcherson, and Benny Golson. He started establishing himself on the B3 around the turn of the century, announcing his arrival as a major new voice with 2004’s Smokin' Out Loud (Savant), a session featuring the band performing at the JHL.

Each player brings a wealth of B3 experience to this state-of-the-art ensemble. A protégé of Charles Earland, tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander made his recording debut with the B3 maestro in 1991, and went on to perform and record with Melvin Rhyne and Jimmy McGriff. Peter Bernstein has also recorded with Rhyne, Dr. Lonnie Smith and Larry Goldings, a B3 innovator and bandmate in a celebrated, long-running collective trio with Bill Stewart. And Joe Farnsworth played with Big John Patton as a house drummer at Augie’s in New York City, while earning his B3 stripes with LeDonne.

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Recording prolifically for Savant, the all-star quartet has earned renown as a one of the most exciting organ combos on the scene.

Mike LeDonne is one of the most talented pianists of this particular era. – He’s incredible.

Oscar Peterson

Mike LeDonne is one of the most talented pianists of this particular era. – He’s incredible.

Oscar Peterson

Personnel

Mike LeDonne Hammond B3 organ
Eric Alexander tenor saxophone
Peter Bernstein guitar
Joe Farnsworth drums

Seasoned chemistry, with a brash, full-bodied sound that wouldn’t be out of place on a late-’50s Blue Note release.

JazzTimes

Personnel

Mike LeDonne Hammond B3 organ
Eric Alexander tenor saxophone
Peter Bernstein guitar
Joe Farnsworth drums

Seasoned chemistry, with a brash, full-bodied sound that wouldn’t be out of place on a late-’50s Blue Note release.

JazzTimes

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