The Dixon-Rhyne Project | Reinvention – [OWL Studios, 2007]
Here’s a case of old school meets new school.
Saxophonist Rob Dixon, who we earlier introduced as a key player in Derrick Gardner’s Jazz Prophets, is another Indianapolis-based jazz talent who’s been getting notice since the mid-nineties as an up and comer, for both his playing and composing.
Hammond B3 organ maestro Melvin Rhyne, on the other hand, has been around much longer. He was the organist in Wes Montgomery’s band on and off between 1959 and 1964, appearing on some of Montgomery’s vital Riverside releases, including The Wes Montgomery Trio and Boss Guitar. Since the nineties, he’s recorded as leader on a semi-regular basis.
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