Three masters of Hammond B3 organ — Reuben Wilson, Jimmy McGriff and Joey DeFrancesco — come to Tokyo in June for a rare communal display of their soulful hard bop sound.
In the ’60s, Wilson was one of the stalwarts of the Philadelphia club scene, a city dotted with B3 organ clubs. After retreating to the studio for much of the ’70s and ’80s as a sideman, he re-emerged as a leader again after his organ licks became regular samples for hip-hop DJs. His latest recording, “Organ Blues,” offers his signature “greasy” finger work and blues-based jams.
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