The Hi Rhythm Section conjures up 50 years of Memphis history with every groove they lay down.
Or it could come down to a telepathic connection between players like Howard Grimes, Charles Hodges, and Leroy Hodges, as nuances of dynamics and polyrhythms gel into a fluid, soulful whole.
Now we can add Amy Black to that list, who's penned a new album of songs, Memphis, scheduled for a June 2nd release.
Of course, taking center stage are the Hodges brothers — Charles on organ and piano, Leroy on bass — and drummer Howard Grimes.
Both the cover of Otis Clay's song and Black's original "Let the Light In" stand as spiritual exhortations to aspire to our better angels.