Rhoda Scott 2011

According to JazzWax’s Marc Myers in this 2011 interview, “Rhoda Scott is easily the finest Hammond B3 organist around today. Name unfamiliar to you? That’s probably because Rhoda moved to Paris in 1968 and has lived there ever since. Over the past 43 years, Rhoda has become a jazz celebrity on the European jazz concert and club circuit. Over here, not so much. Nevertheless, organ buffs revere her albums, many of which were recorded in Paris and have a terrific relaxed feel.”

In this rare in-depth interview, Rhoda, 73, talks about growing up in New Jersey, the start of her recording career in the early ’60s, why she moved to Paris, falling in love and marrying there, the European jazz organ scene, and why she has returned to the States to hit the books:

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