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Charles Earland

Charles Earland came into his own at the tail-end of the great 1960s wave of soul-jazz organists, gaining a large following and much airplay with a series of albums for the Prestige label. While heavily indebted to Jimmy Smith and Jimmy McGriff, Earland came armed with his own swinging, technically agile, light-textured sound on the keyboard and one of the best walking-bass pedal techniques in the business. Though not an innovative player in his field, Earland burned with the best of them when he was on.

Earland actually started his musical experiences surreptitiously on his father's alto sax as a kid, and when he was in high school, he played baritone in a band that also featured fellow Philadelphians Pat Martino on guitar, Lew Tabackin on tenor, and yes, Frankie Avalon on trumpet. After playing in the Temple University band, he toured as a tenor player with McGriff for three years, became infatuated with McGriff's organ playing, and started learning the Hammond B-3 at intermission breaks. When McGriff let him go, Earland switched to the organ permanently, forming a trio with Martino and drummer Bobby Durham. He made his first recordings for Choice in 1966, then joined Lou Donaldson for two years (1968-1969) and two albums before being signed as a solo artist to Prestige. Earland's first album for Prestige, Black Talk!, became a best-selling classic of the soul-jazz genre; a surprisingly effective cover of the Spiral Starecase's pop/rock hit "More Today Than Yesterday" from that LP received saturation airplay on jazz radio in 1969. He recorded eight more albums for Prestige, one of which featured a young unknown Philadelphian named Grover Washington, Jr., then switched to Muse before landing contracts with Mercury and Columbia. By this time, the organ trio genre had gone into eclipse, and in the spirit of the times, Earland acquired some synthesizers and converted to pop/disco in collaboration with his wife, singer/songwriter Sheryl Kendrick. Kendrick's death from sickle-cell anemia in 1985 left Earland desolate, and he stopped playing for awhile, but a gig at the Chickrick House on Chicago's South Side in the late '80s brought him out of his grief and back to the Hammond B-3. Two excellent albums in the old soul-jazz groove for Milestone followed, and the '90s found him returning to the Muse label. Earland died of heart failure on December 11, 1999, the morning after playing a gig in Kansas City; he was 58. ~ Richard S. Ginell, Rovi
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Track List: Intensity - The Complete Sessions With Lee Morgan

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srpjr4
I got hear him live twice and have most of his albums. I love Jimmy Smith but have to say Charles is my favorite of every B3 player I have ever heard. Man he could rock a room! Then he could play some sweet music too. He was scheduled to come to Seattle and I was really looking forward to it when I heard he had passed.
I first got hip to this cat in 1970 when he made the album black talk, since then I have bought every Charles Earland tune. to me he has the bad is baseline footwork of all jazz organist.
my man the mighty burner
Makes me proud to b a musician from south philly
Lovin it!
vanjayradio
Charles "the mighty burner" Earland,gone but not forgotten! Van Jay,radio host on the now deduct,WRVR. J U N E 17,2014
linksgayaren a
From the Fleetwood to bad daddy peace
Just went into my private collection and pulled out Charles Earland, and I almost forgot how awesome an jazz organist he was. Play-On Brother Earland in Heaven, you are The Master.
HAAAAAAAAAAA V E MERCY!!! The King of the B3.......... . . . . n o b o d y had or will EVER have Mr. Earland`s way with those keys!!!
The album Intensity defines that era for me and, whatever era we speak of, it is one of the great jazz albums however else you want to categorize it. I had the pleasure of providing Veterans Services to his nephew around 2005 but I don't recall his first name. Hope he is still here in Massachusett s . He was surprised and delighted that I recognized his last name and like Charles' music so much. I've been lucky to have great friends through jazz.
John Gillespie (I've met Diz; no relation.)
Play on Charles as my Grandfather would say man they got a pot going on
I know he is in HEAVEN play for the LORD. PLAY ON CHARLIE PKAY ON
cef1953
Truly freaking fantastic !! Me like him alot!!!
ELVINESQUE fluid drum patternon tune AQUARIUS.
amadread2000
awe that's groovey pippin pipes...play on play on....
jazzwone2
Eric Makes it all come together
jazzwone2
Go Hammond B3
sing strings sing
yeh man yeh!!!!!!
I LIKE IT
marcias waltz is playing in my living room now. GROOVE
patedk
Eric Alexander recorded with him.
Europa and I Love You More Today are very good cuts.
The Baxton Bro are saying somethin!!!
Do you know how good Earland was. He practied 2 years and made it happened back in the 70's ............ . . . . . JB saxIII
I have a tape of Earland b-4 the cut a cd with Eric Alexander,ma n it its a burner. Earland was a burner for sure. I wanted to take my 2 young daughters to see him and he passed away. Nothin' like the real cookin' thing.. JB III tenor sax , 69yrs now
One Bad Brother----B e a u t i f u l sound,always swingin'!!!! !
never saw mr.Earland or heard him in person,watch i n g cable one nite about 4/5 yrs ago,i heard mr Earland play a tune called EARTHS CRY,HEAVENS SMILE.I fell head over heels w/his organ mastery.he was at the key club in brick cityI went some place else.I really wish I was there.I have most of his albums,but my favorite tune is stillEARTHS CRY,HEAVENS SMILE
I love the work Mr. Earland did with Irene Reid during her comeback int he 90's. He was a monster of a musician but a gentle giant of a human being. He will be truly missed. No one could get out of a B-3 what he could.
mr earland has and still is one of my alltime favorite artist. he did a version of a tune called smiling around late 70s early 80s that epitimizes the time period. surely which someone would bring that song along with lowdown to the forefront, thanks
sizemo49
Where's 'I'm not Jivin, I'm Jammin'?
Also, interesting throwing Houston in with the other 'similar artists'.
As a pre-teen (that's forty years ago people) I still remember how I fell in love with his version of "How Can I Be Sure"(I also remember the Chic Rick as well as the High Chapperel' night spots) and haven't heard it in at least a couple of decades.Pand o r a people can you get that one to resurface? Charlie E a giant of a jazz era gone by.
I 've always dug Charles Earland>and have an album of his from the 70's which I don't see in selected discography.
"More today than Yesterday" is one of my Earland favorites. BF.
"Speedball" was my signature sign-off tune during the close of my PM Drive shift while in school. Earland is a powerful player!
Smooth as glass and sailing free with no traps in life.
dcovell1
On Dec.the 10th 1999 I saw one of my favorite and most memorable jazz shows! It was in Kansas City Mo. at The Blue Room located in the historic 18th & Vine Jazz District. Charles was playing what would be his last show. My wife and a close friend were with me and we were seated right in front of the band. Unbeknownst to me my friend, between sets, went up to Charles and ask him for an autograph for me. I still have it and the great memory of his last set. He blew us away with his music! And as h
During my college days (1969-1975), Jazz was hot, Charles Earland was one of the artist that was featured. I learned to love his walking bass & he was the first artist that I heard on the 'Prestige' Label. I fell in love with his "Love you more Today than Yesterday". Michael Tanner
bfotsch456
Great stuff
artpazz
in the fifties therewere two clubs in the hill district hurricane and crawford grill we were fortunate to see all of the great b3.s players there we had some great times there good ole pittsburgh pennsylvania
oh yeaaaaaaaaaa a a a a !
good times at the key club in newark newjersey when charles earland was in town.peace
You forgot one of his best albums, entitled, LEAVING THIS PLANET..How could you not have this.
imiles9982
The Mighty Burner indeed. I caught Charles live as often as I could and each time he plastered me to the wall. Wow what energy and drive. Charles is one of the great ones and his music and spirit will be missed. Another one of my contemporari e s that has passed the torch. We will keep the lamp burning.
S. Miles
The man is bad lots of soul all the way.He is at the top of his game.
What can you say about this cat ,in the era where you have a handful of organ greats dr. earland stands right there with the best of them !
my name is eddy i lived in newark new jersey in the 70s and every thursday/fri d a y / s a t . . . . a t the key club on williams st. newark. an man we allways had a good time there.he allways came to newark he new we enjoyed his music he is truly one of the great organ players.the mighty burner
I LOVE THIS ARTIST. MUSIC OF THIS ORDER KEPT ME FOCUSED ON MY DREAM OF ATTAINING A BACHELOR'S OF ARTS DEGREE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE DURING THE MID 80'S THANK YOU MR. EARLAND! AKA-KEBRA

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