Thursday Night Live:

Shirley in Session

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On this week's live set, we revisit a recording featuring pianist and composer Shirley Scott, captured in 1991 at Birdland in New York City.

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Known for her virtuosic organ playing, Shirley Scott is heard on this episode playing acoustic piano, and she's joined by a trio of Arthur Harper on bass and Mickey Roker on drums. This recording, made in New York in 1991, showcases some of Shirely's original works as well as a selection of standards.

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Shirley Scott (March 14, 1934 - March 10, 2002) was an American hard bop and soul-jazz organist. She was best known for working with her husband, Stanley Turrentine, and with Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, both saxophonists. She was known as "Queen of the Organ". Biography: Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Scott was an admirer of Jimmy Smith, Jackie Davis (American soul jazz singer, organist and...

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