Watch the Level 3: Jazz Blues Soloing online guitar lesson by David Hamburger from Take 5: Jazz Blues Soloing

Organist Jimmy Smith's reimagining of the Hammond B-3 organ as a bebop blues machine coincided with the development of hard bop, and his and other organ groups became incubators of jazz guitar talent. Early Smith records often featured a young Kenny Burrell on guitar, and George Benson can be heard burning it up on several early Brother Jack McDuff albums. Not to mention Wes Montgomery, whose pre-discovery working band in Indianapolis was an organ combo, and Grant Green, who made organ trio albums for Blue Note in the early sixties as well.

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