”With long-standing stints in Tower of Power and Santana, Chester Thompson just might be the most decorated and distinguished keyboardist in all of rock and R&B, let alone of the Bay Area musical scene. It's little wonder that this 1971 album, then, is one of the rarest and most coveted albums on the highly collectible Black Jazz label - it's Thompson's debut record, cut a couple of years before he joined Tower of Power, with a smokin' band featuring fellow Black Jazz recording artist Rudolph Johnson on sax along with ace drummer Raymond Pounds and trombonist Al Hall. And, yes, Powerhouse comes by its title honestly... it's jazz, all right, but injected with a jolt of electricity courtesy of Thompson's Hammond B-3, and with just four tunes spread out over two sides, it's pretty much a nonstop groove. Newly remastered, and with liner notes featuring quotes from fellow Tower of Power member Dave Garibaldi and Bay Area keyboardist Todd Cochran a.k.a. Bayeté that testify as to Chester Thompson's greatness, this is another long-lost triumph from the Black Jazz label. First-ever vinyl reissue!” - Real Gone Music
- 1971 debut from decorated jazz pianist for Santana, Tower Of Power + more, produced by Black Jazz co-founder Gene Russell
- first-ever vinyl reissue
- orange + black swirl colored vinyl
- indie exclusive
- remastered sound
- printed insert w/ extensive liner notes
- limited edition of 500
- featuring Chester Thompson (organ), Rudolph Johnson (sax), Al Hall (trombone), Raymond Pounds (d)
- music label: Black Jazz Records 2021
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