RHODA SCOTT - MACH 2
LP Barclay France, 1971
Rhoda Scott - sometimes referred to as the Barefoot Princess because she plays the pedals of her Hammond barefoot - is an American jazz organist who made a career playing in Europe. She has lived in France since '68.
Her output is rather large and somewhat uneven. Her LPs are often plagued by tepid covers of hits of the day. However, when she gets to it, she can be pretty good.
This session recorded in France in 1974 with Joe Thomas (aka The Ebony Godfather), on flute and tenor sax, and Cees Kranenburg (drums) ranks among her better LPs. JoeThomas deserves special credit for his often inspired and funky flute work.
My favorite tracks are the Joe Thomas' composition Fire & Brimstone, Jeremy (co-written by Rhoda Scott and Joe Thomas) and Blues at the Bilboquet which is really cooking!.
2. Mach II
3. Fire And Brimstone
6. Blues At The Bilboquet
(Album never re-issued on CD)