The Trudy Pitts and "Mr. C" story began in the mid fifties as the Modern Age of Jazz Organ emerged. As Jimmy Smith unveiled his revolutionary style and organ-antics, Bill Carney prepared himself for the Golden Age of Jazz Organ. As an enthusiastic band leader; percussionist; and some-time vocalist, "Mr. C" (as he came to be known) showcased some of the more important principles in this new instrumental craze. Even John Coltrane played in "Mr. C"s 'Hi-Tones' along with Shirley Scott before she replaced Doc Baby in Eddie Davis' combo. It wasn't until "Mr. C" met Trudy Pitts, however, that his career began to take on momentum and his collective efforts began to pay off. Trudy was an accomplished pianist who studied classical music and was deeply involved in church music and its many offerings. Unlike many others, she had the skills to cross-over into the jazz idiom without having to sacrifice any part of her musical foundation.