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Jazz Organist Doug Carn Releases "My Spirit" LP With The Tenor Titans & Deszon Claiborne
Jazz Organist Doug Carn Releases "My Spirit" LP With The Tenor Titans & Deszon Claiborne

By JR on 1:29 PM

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This long awaited recording from Doug Carn is sure to satisfy both his fans from yesteryear and those who have followed his musical spirit for the last 40 years. The Tenor Titans of the west coast, Howard Wiley and Teodross Avery, with exciting drummer Deszon Claiborne form Carn's quartet; a mighty revelational force of musical power and glory. Recorded live at Santa Cruz's Kuumbwa Jazz Center.


"In a career dating back to the 1960s, keyboard master Doug Carn has released eight solo albums and played alongside such artists as Stanley Turrentine, Shirley Horn, Melvin Van Peebles, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Nat Adderley, as well as appearing more recently on albums by Cindy Blackman and Wallace Roney. His early recordings on the Black Jazz label combined “a looser feel with a political mood that emphasized peace, love, and independence,” according to the website Born in New York City, raised in St. Augustine, Florida, Doug played organ in church, graduated as valedictorian of his high school class, and studied oboe at Jacksonville State, where he later taught for many years. Downbeat Magazine praised his composing and arranging as well as his playing, declaring that the “most attractive component of the group’s music” is Doug’s “deft orchestrations, which give it a much larger sound than its instrumentation would suggest."

Listen to a 2015 interview with Doug Carn on The Doodlin Lounge below for a reflection back through the years of this Jazz virtuoso's career as he speaks before embarking on a series of gigs.

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