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In a Silent Mood

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Home Is Where My Heart Is
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Always Remember
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When You’re Looking Back
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Last Call
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I Miss You
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Precious Moments
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Lost Friends
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Reflections
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Total Tracks: 8   Total Length: 55:40

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Shirley Scott and the Women of the B-3

By Kevin Whitehead, Contributor

In 1955 or so, when Jimmy Smith was popularizing the Hammond B-3 electric organ in jazz, a Philadelphia bar owner who'd rented one coaxed Shirley Scott into giving it a try. They hit it off right away. Scott played piano, so she knew the keyboard (the B-3 has two, and two octaves of bass pedals arranged like white and black keys), and she'd played trumpet in school, so she could think like a horn player, in… more »

They Say All Music Guide

German Hammond B-3 innovator Barbara Dennerlein not only doesn’t sound like Jimmy Smith on In a Silent Mood, it is really doubtful that these tracks could even be called jazz. A tranquil suite to the power of the inner life, In a Silent Mood is made up of carefully composed segments that stand individually on their own, but taken together, form a complete whole. Using only her B-3 here (and the occasional piano), and outfitted with foot pedals that trip her MIDI synthesizer settings, Dennerlein has assembled a beautiful album that glides and reaches into the rare, thin atmosphere of dreams. As much as Smith defined the possibilities of the B-3 at the end of the 20th century, Dennerlein is beginning to define it for the 21st. – Steve Leggett

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