jimmy mcgriff
the bird wave
American blues and soul-jazz organist. Born 3 April 1936 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, died 24 May 2008 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He played piano since aged 5 but later he adopted the Hammond organ. In the mid- and late 1970s he was also often featured on electric piano and other keyboards.
One of the all-time giants of the Hammond B-3, Jimmy McGriff (April 3, 1936 -- May 24, 2008) sometimes gets lost amid all the great soul-jazz organists from his hometown of Philadelphia. He was almost certainly the bluesiest of the major soul-jazz pioneers, and indeed, he often insisted that he was more of a blues musician than a jazz artist; nonetheless, he remained eclectic enough to blur the lines of classification.