Personnel: Linda Dachtyl (organ); Sean Carney (guitar); Gene Walker (saxophone, tenor saxophone); Tom Carroll (guitar); Jim Rupp (drums).
Liner Note Author: Pete Fallico.
Recording information: Columbus Sound, Columbus, OH.
Linda Dachtyls is an organist with roots in Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff, and Hank Marr; the latter was one of her teachers at Ohio State. The music on Blue Bop straddles the boundaries between hard bop and soul-jazz, she swings constantly and, while reminiscent of past masters, she displays her own approach to the Hammond B-3. Dachtyls excels in the organ-tenor-guitar-drums format, utilizing some of Ohio's better straight-ahead players and romping throughout this easily enjoyable set of blues, ballads, and basic jazz material. Fans of '60s jazz organists will want to pick this one up. ~ Scott Yanow