Chester Thompson

Powerhouse (Real Gone Reissue) (RGM-1202)

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Powerhouse (Real Gone Reissue)

Chester Thompson

Black Jazz


LPS 163958




LP 24,78 €

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 Records 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, it’s pretty much a nonstop groove.


  • Al Hall - trombone
  • Rudolph Johnson - saxophone
  • Chester Thompson - organ
  • Raymond Pounds - drums

New York, early 1970's


  • SIDE A
  • A1 Mr. T
  • A2 Trip One
  • SIDE B
  • B1 Weird Harold
  • B2 Power House