Organ, keyboard and synthesizers
The pipes organ, an instrument that was coming from the European ecclesiastic tradition, appeared for the first time in the jazz of the hand of Fats Waller, a musician who bequeathed its interest in the instrument to its most famous pupil, Count Basie, who was already using the electrical version of the instrument. Still in Clare Fischer carried some recordings out with the pipes organ, as Keith Jarret or the Belgian Fred Van Hove had done, but in general, in the world of the jazz Hammond has used the term “organ” in practice how synonymous of the organ. From Fats Waller and Count Basie Wild Bill Davis and Milt Buckner come, while of the tradition of the rhythm and blues, more tied to the development of the soul jazz there come Brother Jack McDuff, Johnny Hammond, Don Patterson, Lou Bennet, Richard “Groove” Holmes, Lonnie Smith, Jimmy McGriff, Charles Earland, Shirley Scott or enclosed Ray Charles. From the world of the rock, musicians like Steve Winwood, To The Kooper, Billy Preston y Booker T. Jones gathered the tradition of the organ of R&B, a tradition that had initiated in the churches when the organ Hammond scarcely had initiated its first steps in the world of jazz.