"Seven of Nine'", High Note Records release "Cookin' With The Mighty Burner", 1999
In any discussion on the great masters of the B3 organ, Charles Earland is not necessarily a name that will be readily offered up. It should be. Earland was as adventurous and innovative as they come. Owing his major organ influences to Jimmy Smith and Jimmy McGriff, Earland actually toured with McGriff for three years. At that time, he was a young tenor sax player. The sound of Smith and McGriff definitely left their mark, as Earland switched to the B3 in 1966.