Hammond B-3

WCLK features NPR Music's new flagship jazz program Jazz Night In America with Christian McBride, Sunday evenings at 7p. This week's program features a tribute to the inimitable jazz sounds of the Hammond B-3 organ, the first electric keyboard. Philadelphia was a center of the original B-3 jazz sound, including that of the late, great Jimmy Smith.

This week's program is a live recording from WXPN Philadelphia's World Cafe Live, including many of Philly's best live jazz musicians.

Benedict Smith/courtesy of the artist

Those of you who made it to last week's Friday Jazz At The High event with Ike Stubblefield know the power of the mighty Hammond B-3 organ.  You won't want to miss JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater from NPR this weekend on WCLK.  Show will air at 6:00am Saturday and 7pm Sunday on Atlanta's Jazz Station.

This week's performance features Smith and his trio live at the Kennedy Center Jazz Club in Washington, D.C.