Holmes, Richard “Groove”

Prestige, 2004CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 10.3

Jazz Ruler Type: R&B+Jazz
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Super Soul showcases yet another master on the Hammond B3 with Holmes. His signature was different from the rest of the pack as he played with more of a whistling, airy sound. He made good use of dynamics as well making the organ scream at the appropriate moments. Steve Wolfe plays excellent rhythm while Wally Richardson adds few crisp jazzy solos, both on guitars. These 1967 recordings retain their zing through 16 tracks. It is a nice reissue combining two albums, Soul Power and Super Soul.