Hammond, Johnny

Sony, 2011CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 17.4

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

Performance: 3
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Sound: 4
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O’s Notes: Johnny “Hammond” Smith was a master of the Hammond B3 organ hence the nickname. For Wild Horses Rock Steady, his second Kudu release, he dropped Smith from his name! Regardless of his title, Johnny’s music was funky. He got great support form bassist Ron Carter, George Benson (g), Eric Gale (g) and Grover Washington (sax). Of note are “It’s Impossible” showcasing Grover and “Wild Horses” with Hammond wailing on both.


Publicist: SONY BMG Music Entertainment