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Charles Earland

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Primary Instrument: Organ, Hammond B3

Born: May 24, 1941 | Died: December 11, 1999    

Charles Earland

Charles Earland came into his own at the tail end of the great 1960s wave of soul-jazz organists, gaining a large following and much airplay with a series of albums for the the Prestige label.

While heavily indebted to Jimmy Smith and Jimmy McGriff, Earland came armed with his own swinging, technically agile, light-textured sound on the keyboard and one of the best walking-bass pedal techniques in the business.

Though not an innovative player in his field, Earland burned with the best of them when he was on.

Earland actually started his musical experiences surreptitiously on his father's alto sax as a kid, and when he was in high school, he played baritone in a band that also featured fellow Philadelphians Pat Martino on guitar, Lew Tabackin on tenor, and yes, Frankie Avalon on trumpet....
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  • Earland's Jam (Expanded Edition)
    P.S.F. Records
    2012
  • Earland's Street Themes (Expanded Edition)
    P.S.F. Records
    2012
  • Leaving This Planet
    P.S.F. Records
    2008
  • Black Talk!
    Prestige Records
    2006
  • The Mighty Burner - The Best Of His HighNote Recordings
    P.S.F. Records
    2004
  • Funk Fantastique
    P.S.F. Records
    2004
  • Charles Earland In Concert
    P.S.F. Records
    2002
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