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One of the top organists to emerge since Joey DeFrancesco, Larry Goldings began piano lessons when he was nine. Goldings, who graduated from the New School for Social Research in the late '80s, was Jon Hendricks' accompanist during 1987-1989, worked with Jim Hall for three years, and (inspired by Jimmy Smith) led a trio that gave him an opportunity to play organ. He worked on the Hammond B-3 with Maceo Parker, and in 1990 recorded his first set for Minor Music. Since then, Goldings has toured and recorded with John Scofield and signed with Warner Bros., releasing a series of albums, including 1995's Whatever It Takes, 1996's Awareness, and 1999's Moonbird. Voodoo Dogs was issued a year later, with As One following in early 2001. In 2002, Goldings issued the science fiction-themed Sweet Science. Quartet showcased Goldings' piano chops in 2003. He returned in 2007 with Long Story Short and paired up with saxophonist Harry Allen for 2010's When Larry Met Harry. In 2011, Goldings delivered the solo piano album In My Room. ~ Scott Yanow