Eddie Russ

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Edward "Eddie" Russ (* around 1940) is an American fusion and jazz musician ( keyboards , piano , Fender Rhodes ) who has been active in Detroit since the 1970s .

Live and act

Russ comes from Pittsburgh and played as a pianist and keyboardist in Michigan from the 1960s onwards. a. with Benny Golson , Sarah Vaughan , Stan Getz and Dizzy Gillespie . From the early 1970s he worked a. a. with Sonny Stitt ( Tornado , 1974) and his Detroit jazz combo The Mixed Bag , with which he recorded the soul jazz album Fresh Out in 1974 . The trio-recorded single Natasha was released on the short-lived local label Cascades Sound by Benny Poole . Under the pseudonym Gaff Dunsun he also took part in productions by the musician collective Tribe . In 1976 he took u. a. with Marcus Belgrave at the Detroit United Sound Studios on the album See the Light , which was more oriented towards popular disco and funk music. In the 1980s and 1990s he worked a. a. with Bob Case and Shawn Wallace. After Tom Lord , he participated in ten recording sessions between 1974 and 1994. Russ is influenced by Herbie Hancock and Lonnie Liston Smith .

Discographic notes

  • Take a Look at Yourself (Monument, 1978)
  • Live at Blue Lake, Vol. 2 (1995)

Web links

Notes and individual references

  1. Contributing musicians were u. a. Dave Sporny , Larry Nozero , Jerry Glasel , Melvin Clark , Larry Rhodes , Danny Spencer and Calvin Welch.
  2. Tom Lord : The Jazz Discography (online, accessed January 28, 2014)