Now Hear My Meaning
  • Lou Bennett
    Lou Bennett

Lou Bennett

Now Hear My Meaning

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Lou Bennett (org), Abdu Salim (ts), Ximo Tébar (g), Idris Muhammad (d)

Reference: MM001

Bar code: 8429085260055

Seated in Europe for decades, this is the last album of a short but enjoyable discography. A two-day tour-de-force session recorded live in Barcelona, featuring the classic Lou Bennett sturdy soul-jazz organ, backed by saxophonist Abdu Salim, Ximo Tebar, a young straight-ahead bop guitar player from Valencia, and the funk master drumming of Idris Muhammad, altogether create a remarkably full sound atmosphere. A rare must have for collectors.


01. Now Hear My Meaning (Jimmy Woode) 7:56
02. 'Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk) 7:59
03. Lefty Foot (Lou Bennett) 7:22
04. I.T.A. Blues (Abdu Salim) 9:18
05. Barrio Alto (Abdu Salim) 8:11
06. Blues Alegre (Abdu Salim) 9:06
07. State Side Of Thing (Lou Bennett) 9:52

Album details

Total time: 59:00 min. approx.

Lou Bennett (organ), Abdu Salim (tenor sax), Ximo Tébar (guitar), and Idris Muhammad (drums).
Recorded live at La Boîte Club, Barcelona, June 9 & 10, 1992

Recorded by Montseny Estudios mobile unit
Engineers: Juan Carlos Fraile & Emili Baleriola
Recording assistant: Esteban García

Produced by Emili Baleriola

Press reviews

"Lou Bennett began as a bop pianist, then switched to organ and became a solid player in the late '50s. With Jimmy Smith's virtuostic approach as inspiration, Bennett left piano behind in 1956, and toured the East and Midwest with his organ trio from 1957 through 1959. Bennett left America for Paris in 1960. He recorded there, played at the city's Blue Note club with Jimmy Gourley and fellow expatriate Kenny Clarke, who became one of his regulars alongside Rene Thomas. Bennett made only one return visit to America, appearing at the 1964 Newport Jazz Festival. He led his own group during the '80s."

-All Music Guide


10,95 €  (tax incl.)

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