Richard "Groove" Holmes Biography

b. May 2, 1931 - Camden, New Jersey

d. June 29, 1991 - St. Louis, Missouri

American jazz organist.

Influenced by sax players, like a lot of organ players. He teamed up with Jimmy McGriff for some organ battles on the Groove Merchant label, and recorded for Muse from 1977 to 1989 with, among others, Houston Person and Melvin Sparks. He also recorded some "straight" jazz sessions with Ben Webster, Gene Ammons and Houston Person.

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