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Lou Bennett
Bennett, 1926 born in the USA, started his musical profession as a pianist in Baltimore. But soon the sounds of the early Jimmy Smith influenced him. 1960, he moved to Paris/France where he worked together with Kenny Clarke. He founded his own band call The Lou Bennett Quartet, and made recordings with it. René Thomas, the Belgian guitar player, was one of his favorite sidemen. Lou passed away on februar 1997.
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Discography
Live In Paris 1961
Body & Soul
recorded live 1961 in Paris/France
Lou Bennett, Hammond organ
Barney Wilen, soprano sax, tenor sax
Kenny Clarke, drums
Jimmy Gourley, guitar
Americans in Europe
Jasmine JAS 64
recorded January 1963 in Koblenz/Germany
Lou Bennett, Hammond organ
Kenny Clarke, drums
Jimmy Gourley, guitar
Enfin!
BMG 74321477962
recorded March 1963 in Paris/France
Lou Bennett, Hammond organ
René Thomas, guitar
Gilbert Rovère, bass
Charles Bellonzi, drums
Meeting Mr. Thomas
Barclay 84091
reissued on CD Gitanes 549812-2
recorded March 1963 in Paris/France
René Thomas, guitar
Jacques Pelzer, alto sax, flute
Lou Bennett, organ
Gilbert Rovère, bass
Benoit Quersin, bass
Charles Bellonzi, drums
Echoes And Rhythms Of My Church
Bel Air 411052
recorded 1964
Lou Bennett, Hammond organ
Kenny Clarke
Big Jones
Memphis Slim
Dean Cooper
Vin Morris
Pentacostal Feeling
Bel Air 411052
recorded January and March 1966 in Paris/France
Lou Bennett, Hammond organ
René Thomas, guitar
Kenny Clarke, drums
Donald Byrd, trumpet
The Paris Jazz All Stars
La Vil Seducción
fonmusic 1399
recorded aug 1968 in Spain
Lou Bennett, organ
Peer Wyboris, drums
André Condouant, guitar
Lou Bennett Plays For Clem
Clem records 30001
recorded January 1971 in Heidelberg/Germany
Lou Bennett, Hammond organ
Ira Criss, guitar
Joe Hackbarth, drums
That's All
EPM
recorded February 1983 in Paris/France
Eddie Davis, tenor sax
Teddy Martin, violin
Lou Bennett, organ
George Collier, drums
Blue Lou's Blues
Caravage 92303
released 1986
Lou Bennett, organ
Flavio Ibba, guitar
Al Levitt, drums
Hello Mr. Bennett
WEA 0630 18789 2
recorded live June 1992 at Cafe Populart in Madrid/Spain
Ximo Tébar, guitar
Lou Bennett, organ
Idris Muhammad, drums
Now Hear My Meaning
Mas i Mas Records MM 001
recorded live June 1992 at La Boite Club in Barcelona/Spain
Lou Bennett, organ
Ximo Tébar, guitar
Abdul Salim, tenor sax
Idris Muhammad, drums
Son Mediterraneo
WEA
recorded 1995 in Spain
Ximo Tébar, guitar
Jorge Pardo, flute
Lou Bennett, Hammond B-3 organ
Ricardo Belda, keyboards
Lucho Aguilar, bass
Felipe Cucciardi, drums
Rubem Dantas, congas
Adolfo Crespo, percussion
Paco Bernal, percussion
Jazz, Swing and Ballads
Omix Records OMIX 12030 CD
compilation
Ximo Tébar, guitar, scat
Lou Donaldson, alto sax
Joey DeFrancesco, organ
Lonnie Smith, organ
Lou Bennett, organ
Idris Muhammad, drums
Billy Brooks, drums
Dansez Et Rêvez
Jazz Lovers PHN-150490
recorded 1960 in France
Lou Bennett, organ
Elek Bacsik, guitar
Daniel Humair, drums
René Thomas, guitar
Gilbert "Bibi" Rovere, bass
Benoît Quersin, bass
Charles Bellonzi, drums
Jimmy Gourley, guitar
Kenny Clarke, drums
Jean-Marie Ingrand, bass

 
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