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Reuben Wilson

In the late 60s, organist Reuben Wilson began ascending to his current status as a “godfather” of acid-jazz with “On Broadway”, the first in a string of albums for Blue Note Records. With these recordings Wilson revealed a command of funk that helped redefine the soul jazz movement created by the likes of Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff and Richard “Groove” Holmes. “l was impressed by the great players,” Wilson said in an interview with Carlo Wolff for The Plain Dealer, But I thought the music could be well served by a pop feeling, I liked what drummers Bernard Purdie and ldris Muhammad were doing [Wilson has recorded with both drummers]. They were different from an Art Blakey or a Max Roach. Their appeal was to a younger crowd.”

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Events

Date Event Time Tickets
Oct6Thu Reuben Wilson Combo
The Falcon
Marlboro, NY
7:00 PM

Albums

Reuben Wilson: Revisited
Reuben Wilson:...
American Showplace Music
2011
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When A Little Love...
Jazzateria
2009
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Movin' On
Jazzateria
2006
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Fun House
Jazzateria
2005
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Boogaloo To The...
Jazzateria
2004
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Organ Blues
Jazzateria
2002
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