Baby-Face Willette (org), Gene Barge (as), Ben White (g), Jerold Donavon, Eugene Bass (d)
Bar code: 8436019587027
Roosevelt Baby-Face Willette's early background was in gospel piano but after taking up jazz organ he appeared on Blue Note records in the early 60s under the leadership of Lou Donaldson and Grant Green, before making albums of his own, including two albums as a leader).
Willette abruptly left Blue Note and soon resurfaced on Argo. Issued on the Argo label in 1964, these two albums are a prime example of soulful jazz organ from the time when funk was in its infancy. Both sets are further proof that if Willette had not been so underexposed, he certainly would not be quite so underrated.
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