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Melvin Rhyne • Mel's Spell

A groovy slice by one of the most challenging Hammond B3 players out of the last decades. Reinforced by a really tight swinging unit comprised of Peter Bernstein on Guitar, Kenny Washington on Drums and the magnificient Daniel Sadownick on Percussion seasoning the session.This record is what you was looking for all this time!.

Organist Melvin Rhyne's greatest fame is his participation on four Wes Montgomery Riverside sessions (including Montgomery's first and last album for the label). Fortunately, Rhyne survived long enough, after some lean years, to return to the major-league jazz scene and record some CDs of his own. Born in Indianapolis, Rhyne (a largely self-taught pianist) was an important part of the city's jazz scene. He played with the then-unknown Roland Kirk during 1955-1956, and soon switched to organ. He also had opportunities to back a series of blues (including T-Bone Walker and B.B. King) and R&B artists. Rhyne was part of Montgomery's group for most of 1959-1964. In 1969, he moved to Madison, WI, and four years later he relocated to Milwaukee, where he remained active if obscure for the next two decades. In 1990, he emerged, recording with Herb Ellis and Brian Lynch. Mel Rhyne went on to record two excellent sets for Criss Cross, including a quartet session that has Joshua Redman as his sideman, and has shown that he is an excellent soul-jazz and hard bop soloist in his own right. by Scott Yanow

Melvin Rhyne (b.October 12, 1936, Indianapolis, Indiana), is a jazz organist best known for his work with Wes Montgomery.
Originally a pianist, he began to play organ when playing with Roland Kirk in 1955. After collaborating with several blues artists, including T-Bone Walker, he joined Wes Montgomery's group in 1959 and remained there until 1964. He then played with guitarist Johnny Shacklett.
After a fallow period, he began recording again in 1990. ~ Wikipedia.

01 Billy's Bounce
02 Hi-Heel Sneakers
03 Stranger In Paradise
04 Teach Me a Song
05 Fried Pies
06 Sunset Eyes
07 Sweet Slumber
08 Here's That Rainy Day
09 Like Yea
10 This Love of Mine

Melvin Rhyne, (organ);
Peter Bernstein, (guitar);
Kenny Washington, (drums);
Daniel Sadownick, (percussion).

Label: Criss Cross [CRISS-1118-2] CD 1996
Recorded: RPM Studio, New York, NY Dec. 22nd 1994 and Dec. 9th 1995.

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