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Bill Mason
Bill (*1948 in Columbus, Ohio) had first learnt music in church. Starting out on piano he switched to organ in his late teens. Mason had come to Bob Porter's attention when as part of the Rusty Bryant group he recorded at Prestige on two sessions in 1971 ("Fire Eater" and "Wild Fire").
Bill proves himself a formidable leader with his solo album, the aptly titled jazz-funk outing "Gettin' Off". The album's physicality is astounding; Mason is an extraordinary soulful Hammond organist, conjuring spiraling, spellbinding grooves that seem to grow deeper and more relentless with each successive track. He also proves his talent as a composer with originals like "Mister Jay" and "Let's Stay Together".
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Fire Eater
Prestige 10014
recorded February 1971 in Englewood Cliffs, NJ/USA
Rusty Bryant, tenor sax
Bill Mason, organ
Leon Spencer, organ
Wilbert Longmire, guitar
Idris Muhammad, drums
Wild fire
Prestige 10037
recorded October 1971 in Englewood Cliffs, NJ/USA
Rusty Bryant, tenor sax
Ernest Reed , guitar
Jimmy Ponder, guitar
Bill Mason, organ
Buddy Caldwell, congas
Idris Muhammad, drums
Gettin' Off
Eastbound Records EB 9000
recorded in Englewood Cliffs, NJ/USA
released 1972
Bill Mason, organ
Hubert Laws, flute, tenor sax
Gary Chandler, trumpet
Wilbert Longmire, guitar
Gordon Edwards, bass
Ron Coleman, congas
Idris Muhammad, drums
Inner Man
Artful Balance Records ABD 7000
recorded in Hollywood, CA, Granada Hills, CA and Austin, TX/USA
released 1990
Phil Driscoll, organ, piano, synthesizer, trumpet, vocals
Bill Mason, organ, piano, synthesizer
Rev. Dave Boruff, horn
Dick Hyde, horn
Tom Saviano, horn
Stephen VanNess, horn
Dennis Floridia, guitar
Eric Gale, guitar
Paul Nabb, guitar
Ricky Keller, bass
Sergio Pastora, percussion
Buster Phillips, drums
Shaking With The Money Man
CMC International 86223

Eddie Money, sax, vocals
Edgar Winter, sax
David Woodford, sax
Richie Zito, guitar
Tom Girvin, guitar
Dean Mitchell, guitar
Kim Bullard, keyboards
Bill Mason, keyboards, Hammond organ
Trent Stroh, bass
Arthur Burrows, bass, keyboards
Mark Harris, bass
Kenny Aronoff, drums
Michael Beard, drums, percussion
Matt Laug, drums
John Snider, drums
Ronnie Spector, vocals
The Quiet
Phil Driscoll Music Group 52184 22222
recorded in Hollywood, CA/USA
Phil Driscoll, trumpet, flugelhorn
Michael Thompson, guitar
Bill Mason, piano, organ
Billy Preston, piano, organ
Greg Mathieson, synthesizer
Abraham Laboriel, bass
Bill Maxwell, drums
Alex Acuña, percussion
Go The Distance
Ruf Records RUF 1067
recorded February/March 2000 in Memphis, TN/USA
Walter Trout, guitar, vocals
Pat Register, sax
Bill Mason, keyboards, organ
Rick Steff, accordion
James Trapp, bass guitar
Bernard Pershey, drums
Wally Bass, vocals
Bertram Brown, vocals
Jackie Johnson, vocals
James Nelson, vocals
Future's Past
Something-Music SM10042

Dave Mason, bass, guitar, vocals
Joe Bonamassa, guitar
Jonathan McEuen, guitar
John Sambataro, guitar
Warren Hill, sax
Bill Mason, keyboards, organ
Mike Finnegan, keyboards, organ
Dave Palmer, keyboards, organ
Renato Neto, bass, keyboards, organ
Tony Patler, bass, keyboards, organ
Bob Corritore, harmonica
George Hawkins, bass
Alex Drizos, bass
Gerald Johnson, bass
Bill Reynolds, bass
Carmine Rojas, bass
Alvino Bennett, drums
Tal Bergman, drums
Ken Eros, drums

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