Published on Sep 14, 2012
August 28, 1989 Jon Hammond at the B3 organ with Alex Foster tenor sax, Bernard Purdie drums and Chuggy
Carter percussion playing ballad My One and Only Love. Mikell's was a very popular night spot for studio musicians
and jazz hipsters, located at 760 Columbus Avenue New York City on the corner of 97th St.
Camera: Joe Berger
You can actually see Pat Mikell coming through the door to back room on the first 2 images.
Mikell's was a jazz club on the corner of 97th Street and Columbus Avenue, New York.
Run by Mike Mikell and Pat Mikell, from 1969 to 1991 it was a regular venue for New York's top studio and session musicians, who would turn up for jam sessions with major soul, funk and jazz artists visiting the city.Paul Shaffer, bandleader for CBS's Late Show with David Letterman, called Mikell's "soul heaven".
In early 1980, the club served for rehearsals for Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers Big Band, which included Wynton Marsalis, and which would result in the live album Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers Big Band - Live at Montreux and North Sea (1980). Other artists appearing at the club in the 1980s included Milt Jackson, Ray Brown, Cedar Walton and Mickey Roker (June 1983),Paquito D'Rivera (January 1984).
Mikell's closed in 1991
Mikell's ballad b3 organ jon hammond bernard purdie drums alex foster saxophone studio musicians local 802