During the forty-plus years in which the art of jazz organ has been dominated by Jimmy Smith and his army of disciples, Shirley Scott stood out from the rest of the B-3 pack. Her tone is noticeably mellower than Smith’s, yet, as Richard Cook and Brian Morton have commented, "there’s an authority and an unusual sense of power in reserve which keep her music simmering somewhere near the boil." The Philadelphia organist made her initial mark with Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, then formed her own group with future husband Stanley Turrentine, the great tenor saxophonist whose big, barking tone suggests Texas more than his birthplace of Pittsburgh. "Hip Soul" and "Hip Twist" feature the Scott-Turrentine organ-tenor team at its toughest.
with Stanley Turrentine, Herb Lewis, Roy Brooks, George Tucker, Otis Finch