There is no other instrument with the name recognition of the Hammond B3 organ. Since it was first produced in 1955, the B3 has been a staple for keyboardists everywhere, and its soulful, smooth sound can be found across almost all musical genres. But while numerous rock, hip-hop and R&B acts today use the Hammond in the background, there was a time when a small but important group of jazz musicians pushed the Hammond into the forefront. Luminaries such as Jimmy Smith, Jack McDuff and Richard "Groove" Holmes all used the B3 as their sole instrument in the early '60s and created a new form of soul jazz, where the groove was paramount and the solos were full of... More >>>