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Eddie Baccus
Widely regarded as the standard bearer of Cleveland jazz, virtuoso organist Eddie Baccus sen has been a leader, mentor and "the soul of the local jazz scene" since the early 1960s. He delights his fans with his distinctive "chatty" organ style. Blind nearly from birth, Baccus would become the only professional musician among his ten siblings. When the family moved to Ohio, he attended The Ohio State School for the Blind in Columbus where he befriended classmate and legendary saxophonist Roland Kirk. Impressed by Baccus' mastery of the Hammond B-3, Kirk invited him to join his band. When Kirk moved on to the national stage, Baccus chose to stay close to Cleveland instead, touring with Tony Lovano and Ike Cole. He also extensively mentored numerous jazz musicians, notably Joe Lovano, Ernie Krivda and later his son, saxophonist Eddie Baccus jun.
from Cuyahoga Community College


Feel Real
Smash SRS 67029
released 1962
recorded October 1962 in Chicago/USA
Eddie Bacchus, organ
Mose Fowler, guitar
George Cook, drums
Charls Crosby, drums
Theoshis Tannis, flute
Live At The Public Library
recorded live 21 October 1998 in Cleveland, OH/USA
Eddie Bacchus, organ
Son Eddie jr, tenor sax
Kenny Davis, trumpet
Cecil Rucker, vibes
Greg Bandy, drums
Hometown Sessions
JSL CD 0001
recorded March 1986 in Cleveland, OH/USA
Joe Lovano, soprano sax, tenor sax
Tony Lovano, tenor sax
Eddie Bacchus, organ
Antony Lovano, drums
Lawrence Jackson, drums

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