Genre: Jazz
Label: Elemental
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,


Melvin Rhyne Quartet Boss Organ 180g 2LP

Melvin Rhyne Quartet

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180g Double LP.
First Time Ever on Vinyl!

Michael Fremer Rated 9/11 Music, 8/11 Sonics!

Organist Melvin Rhyne (1936-2013) was best known for his association with guitar legend Wes Montgomery in the 1960s. On this amazing Criss Cross album (presented here on 180g vinyl for the first time ever), Rhyne shows that he was one of the finest jazz players on his instrument. On Boss Organ (a pun on Montgomery's classic LP Boss Guitar, on which Rhyne also played) he is backed by guitarist Peter Bernstein, drummer Kenny Washington and tenor saxophonist Joshua Redman. of the finest jazz organists around....The music is consistently stimulating and swinging.
-Scott Yanow,, 4.5/5 stars
How much fun must it have been for Rhyne to come to New York and record this gig? The answer is in the grooves of this double LP set. If you dig organ but don't know Rhyne, or know him peripherally through the Montgomery albums, you'll feast on this set on which everyone is cooking... Rhyne, who released nine albums on Criss Cross, passed away in 2013 at age 76. Not sure why the Spanish Elemental Music label chose this one, but it was a good one! The sound is pretty good, not spectacular, very cleanly recorded as you'd expect from R.P.M. which was a legendary place, and though there's no mastering or source notes chances are it was sourced from a digital file and probably was also recorded digitally not that it matters in cases like this. Happy to have it on double vinyl in a gatefold jacket.
-Michael Fremer, Tracking Angle, Music 9/11, Sound 8/11


  • 180g Vinyl
  • Double LP
  • First Time Ever on Vinyl
  • Gatefold Jacket


Joshua Redman tenor sax
Melvin Rhyne organ
Peter Bernstein guitar
Kenny Washington drums


Side A:

  1. Hattush's Blues
  2. Full House

Side B:

  1. You and I
  2. Born to Be Blue

Side C:

  1. Shades of Light
  2. All God's Chillun Got Rhythm

Side D:

  1. Bear's Tune
  2. Jeannine

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