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Lou Bennett

org, 1926-1997 US
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Jean-Louis Benoît

Lou Bennett (May 18, 1926, Philadelphia – February 10, 1997, Paris) was an American jazz organist.Bennett first played bebop on piano, but started playing organ in 1956 after hearing Jimmy Smith. Bennett toured the U.S. with an organ trio between 1957 and 1959, and then moved to Paris in 1960. There he recorded and performed at the Blue Note with Jimmy Gourley and Kenny Clarke (as well as Rene Thomas); he returned to America only once, for the 1964 Newport Jazz Festival. He also recorded in the 1960s with Philip Catherine, Shirley Bunnie Foy and Franco Manzecchi. In the 1980s he played in his own quintet with Gerard Badini, among others. During this period he also toured extensively throughout Spain, including, Almeria, Barcelona, La Coruna, Segovia, and Madrid.

  • Jazz
  • Blues
  • R&B/Soul
  • Soundtrack
  • Pop
Popular Tracks   
Ngarra Burra Ferra on The Sapphires by The Sapphires Original Cast
Yellow Bird on The Sapphires by The Sapphires Original Cast
Blue Lou's Blues on Blue Lou's Blues by Lou Bennett
D'aquí a L'eternitat on Lou Bennett I Els Seus Amics by Núria Feliu & Lou Bennett
Toi Mon Soleil on Blue Lou's Blues by Lou Bennett
Geòrgia, Geòrgia on Lou Bennett I Els Seus Amics by Núria Feliu & Lou Bennett
Round Midnight on Now Hear My Meaning by Lou Bennett
Blues Goes South on Blue Lou's Blues by Lou Bennett
Encara No on Lou Bennett I Els Seus Amics by Núria Feliu & Lou Bennett
Nina de Seda on Lou Bennett I Els Seus Amics by Núria Feliu & Lou Bennett

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Amen (& More)Lou Bennett2017Compil.
Hello Mr. BennettXimo Tebar With Lou Bennett & Idris Muhammad1997Album
Blue Lou's BluesLou Bennett1993Album
Blue Lou's BluesLou Bennett1986Album
Lou BennettLou Bennett1973Album
Lou Bennett Plays For ClemLou Bennett1971Album
La Vil Seducción O.S.T.Lou Bennett1968Album
ImprovisacionsLou Bennett1966Single
Pentacostal FeelingLou Bennett1966Album
Núria Feliu, Lou Bennett I Els Seus AmicsNuria Feliu, Lou Bennett1966Album
Enfin / I Remember Sonny / IndicatifLou Bennett1964Single
Enfin!Lou Bennett1963Album
Un Portrait de Ray CharlesLou Bennett1962Single
Le Temps Du TwistLou Bennett1962Single
Hot HammondLou Bennett1961Single
I Giganti Del Jazz 72Lou Bennett / George Benson / Charlie ByrdCompil.
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