Doors, Bar & Restaurant open at 5:30. Music at 8:00. No Cover. Donations encouraged.
Thursday April 9
Reuben Wilson's 85th B'Day Show!
Reuben Wilson: Hammond B3 Organ
Bill Wurtze: Guitar
Carmen Intorr: Drums
The legendary Reuben Wilson was one of few soul-jazz organists to emerge in the late '60s, and to be signed to Blue Note. He recorded five sessions for the label, which were later rediscovered by a new generation of soul-jazz fans, becoming collector's items within acid jazz and soul-jazz revivalist circles.
During the late '70s, he recorded sporadically, eventually retiring from music in the early '80s, but had been rediscovered by a new generation, listeners who didn't dismiss his records as commercial fluff. Like several of his peers, his late-'60s and '70s records, through sampling, became cornerstones in the newly emerging acid jazz and jazz-rap genres. Soon, his out of print records became collector's items, and his sampled licks were appearing on dance floors throughout England and NYC.
Eventually, samples of his records were included on hit albums by A Tribe Called Quest, Us3, Brand New Heavies, and Nas. In light of all this new attention, Wilson returned to performing, and toured with Guru's Jazzamatazz revue in 1995. In 1996, he signed with Hip Bop and released two albums, "Live at SOB's" and "Organ Donor". The following year, he recorded Organic Grooves with Dr. Lonnie Smith and Doug Carn.