Killer B3 puts you in front, behind and inside the more than 200 kgs keyboard often called the beast,
the Hammond Organ. The Hammond Organ is like a pipe organ on steroids. You need the dexterity of an
octopus to control its two keyboards, 36 drawbars, 25 foot pedals and its host of buttons and switches
- all of which make it come alive. While there are many models of Hammond Organs, the Hammond B3 is the
signature model. It spit out one of the most unique sounds used in all styles of music, including
gospel, jazz, blues, rock, country, reggae and commercial soundtracks.
Killer B3 captures the spirit and passion of players who have committed a lifetime to master the Hammond
sound, choosing to make music with the complex and bulky instrument over the simplistic and portable
keyboard. Killer B3 features organist, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Jimmy Mcgriff, Tony Monaco, Joey DeFrancesco,
Shawn Brown, Pappa John DeFrancesco, Jimmy Smith and many others.
Over eight years in the making, Killer B3 takes you cross country, with stops in almost a dozen cities.
You don’t have to be an organ player or a musician to enjoy the thrill of this documentary. Killer B3's
story of passion, perseverance and preservation will educate, and inspire those familiar and new to its sound.
Murv Seymour is the producer/director and writer of Killer B3. He has worked in broadcasting more than
30 years, mainly as a television news reporter. Murv has been recognized with more than two-dozen awards,
including several Emmy nominations and Best Documentary in the Midwest award for The Rap on Rap.