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Novello – B3 Soul

Do you remember James Taylor, Roger Smith, Stephen Pfister, Mauri Sanchis, Kimo Cornwell, George Mitchell, Rickey Peterson? All artists are playing the legendary Hammond B3. This is is the instrument for the ultimate jam. John Novello is also caught by the “organic” virus. Obsessed by this instrument he studied the music of Brian Auger, Keith Emerson, Joe Zawinul and more of these legends.

After moving to L.A. Novello had a big hit with the formation A Taste of Honey. Gigs followed with Donna Summer, Manhattan Transfer, Ramsey Lewis, Edgar Winter, Ritchie Cole, Chick Corea and more. Some of his solo albums are Always & Forever (2004), Threshold (2004), and Organik (2005). His album B3 Soul (2008), which is released on the nuGroove label, is a big party maker.

“It’s always been my dream to be in a groove project such as this. I’ve been a B3 player all my life and I love burning or I wouldn’t be doing it. You see, a long time ago I was bitten by the pocket groove bug!”

Starting from his earlier hit Novello requests Show Me The Honey. Novello pushes the keys and let it groove. With B3 Soul Novello connects to contemporary sound. Hip-hop beats are a top basement for the ultimate turn up. Don’t miss Novello’s video on YouTube.

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