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Windham Hill has released a compilation of new recordings by 13 organists: Organ-ized (High Street, 1999) with the following tracks:

  1. Ashley Blue - Joey DeFrancesco
  2. Swamp Road - John Medeski & DJ Logic
  3. Micky Fick - Art Neville
  4. Say Something - Michael Omartian
  5. My Little Humidor - Galactic
  6. There Will Never Be Another You - Jimmy Smith
  7. Just A Little Bit - Mike Finnigan
  8. Drop Shot - Ricky Peterson
  9. I've Got To Find My Baby - Tommy Eyre
  10. Moodbird - Larry Goldings
  11. Yes Sir - Reuben Wilson
  12. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy - Mick Weaver
  13. Misty - Jack McDuff

Iggy Pop - Avenue B (Virgin, 1999) w/ Medeski Martin & Wood on 3 tracks

John Abercrombie - Open Land (ECM 1683, 1999) w/ Dan Wall, Adam Nussbaum, Mark Feldman (violin), Kenny Wheeler (tp, flg), Joe Lovano (ts)

There's a new Blue Note Connoisseur Series of previously unissued tracks including:

DJ Logic - Project Logic (Ropeadope 003) w/ Melvin Gibbs (Rollins Band) on bass, Skoota Warner on drums and many guests including John Medeski (7 of 14 tracks), Marc Ribot, Sex Mob, Steve Cannon, Billy Martin, Chris Wood, Vernon Reid, Graham Haynes & Scott Harding. Now THIS IS Acid-Jazz. This is Free Techno Jazz! This is AWESOME! Logic is a true artist on the turntables.

Grammavision just released the Best Of Medeski Martin & Wood (1991-1996) with new mixes of "Chubb Sub", "The Lover", & "Where's Sly" plus a live version of "Night Marchers" (4/18/96 - Boulder, CO)

Santana - Supernatural w/ Chester Thompson & the rest of the Santana crew. Several guests including Everlast (House of Pain, Whitey Ford Sings the Blues), Rob Thomas (Matchbox 20), Lauryn Hill and Wyclef Jean (Fugees), Eagle-Eye Cherry (Don Cherry's son). Great album with some inspired songs!!!

Emmanuel Bex - A Tribute to Wes Montgomery (DAM, 1999) w/ Robert Gatto & Fabio Zeppetella

Stefan Patry - Walk Don't Walk (NAD, 1999)

Joey DeFrancesco - Goodfellas w/ Frank Vignola (g) & Joe Ascione (d)


Don't miss has issued a previously unavailable Larry Young recording from 1972: Love Cry Want ( Records NJC-001) with Joe Gallivan (drums, percussion, steel guitar and synthesizer) and Nicholas (guitar synthesizer)

Check out the Zoobombs, a Japanese Funk-Rock band a la Grand Funk Railroad!

John Lennon's wonsaponatime has an alternate version of Imagine with churchy organ!

Luv Ní Haight released George Freeman's Franticdiagnosis with Charles Earland on LP (LHLP005)


1999 releases

Baker, Ginger & the DJQ2O w/ James Carter - Coward of the County (Atlantic) w/ Shamie Royston (organ) & Ron Miles (tp); only a few tracks with organ, but a great recording nonetheless ;)

Bollenback, Paul - Soul Grooves (Challenge CHR 70064) w/ Joey DeFrancesco & Jeff "Tain" Watts +

Crawford, Hank / Jimmy McGriff - Crunch Time (Milestone MCD 9287-2) w/ Melvin Sparks & Bernard Purdie +

Earland, Charles - Cookin' With The Mighty Burner (High Note HCD 7014) w/ Melvin Sparks +

DeFrancesco, Joey - The Champ (High Note HCD 7032) w/ Randy Johnston & Billy Hart; a tribute to Jimmy Smith

Jackson, Javon - Good People (Blue Note); with John Medeski on several tracks

Louiss, Eddy - Sentimental Feeling (Dreyfus FDM 36600-2) w/ Big Band +

McDuff, Brother Jack - Bringin' It Home (Concord CCD 4855-2) w/ George Benson +

Medeski Martin & Wood - Combustication Remix EP (Blue Note); including 6 remixes by iLLY B, Bill Laswell and others

Rhyne, Melvin - Remembering Wes (Savant)

Wilkins, Jack - Bluesin' (String Jazz SJRCD 1005) IAJO review w/ MP3 sample


1999 reissues

Fantasy's Legends of Acid Jazz Series


1998 releases

Bergonzi, Jerry - Lost In The Shuffle (DTRCD 142) w/ Dan Wall & Adam Nussbaum

Bernard, Will - Medicine Hat (Antilles 539325-2) Guitarist (+ drummer) from TJ Kirk +

Bex, Emmanuel - 3 (pee wee music PW022) IAJO review w/ MP3 sample

Carter, James - In Carterian Fashion (Atlantic 83082-2)

DeFrancesco, Joey & "Papa" John - All In The Family (High Note HCD 7021) w/ Houston Person & Melvin Sparks +

DeFrancesco, Joey - All Or Nothing At All (Big Mo Records 2029) w/ Paul Bollenback & Byron Landham

Earland, Charles - Jazz Organ Summit (Cannonball) w/ Johnny Hammond Smith (last recording), Dr. Lonnie Smith & Jimmy McGriff

Earland, Charles - Slammin' & Jammin' (Savant SCD 2008) w/ Melvin Sparks & Bernard Purdie +

Earland, Charles - ESPM the Reunion: Live at Akbar Hall (Nectar 98002) w/ Houston Person, Melvin Sparks & Idris Muhammad

Goldings/Muhammad & various - A Tribute to Grant Green (Evidence 22211-2)

Heid, Bill - Bop Rascal (Savant SCD 2009)

Horvitz, Wayne: Zony Mash - Brand Spankin' New (Knitting Factory 223)

Johnston, Randy - Riding the Curve (J Curve) w/ Joey DeFrancesco

McDuff, "Brother" Jack - jack-pot (Red 123267-2) w/ Italian musicians

Medeski Martin & Wood - Combustication (Blue Note) w/ DJ Logic

Money Mark - Push the Button (London) Beastie Boys sideman

Niacin - High Bias (Stretch 9017-2)

Patton, John Quintet - This One's For Ja (DIW 919)

Person, Houston - The Opening Round (Savant 2005) w/ Joey DeFrancesco

Scofield, John - A Go Go (Verve 539979-2) w/ Medeski Martin & Wood; saw this group at Irving Plaza with Clyde Stubblefield sitting in for Billy Martin

Sex Mob - Din of Inequity (Columbia/Knitting Factory 69432) w/ John Medeski

Wilson, Reuben - Organ Donor (Jazzateria JZZD 20298-2) w/ NYC musicians

Wilson, Reuben - Down With It (Cannonball CBD 27106) w/ Melvin Sparks +

Zorn, John - Downtown Lullaby (Depth of Field DOF 2) w/ Wayne Horvitz, Elliott Sharp & Bobby Previte


1998 reissues

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