born on 13/4/1940 in Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands, U.S.
died on 1/12/2000 in Olmsted Falls, OH, United States
Neal Creque (1940-2000) whose real name was Earl Neal Creque was an American organist and jazz composer, born April 13, 1940 and originally from the Virgin Islands; he was based in the Cleveland area and played frequently around northern Ohio up until his death.
He also composed music with Mongo Santamaría including the Grammy-nominated song "Sofrito" which was sampled by Jennifer Lopez on the album J.Lo..
His daughter Nina Creque was part of Gerald Levert's group 1 of the Girls.
- 1972: Contrast! (Cobblestone Records)
- 1973: The Hand of Time (Muse Records)
- 1972: Creque (Cobblestone) re-released in 1976 as Black Velvet Rose (Muse)
With Grant Green
- Alive! (Blue Note)
- Green Is Beautiful (Blue Note)
- Carryin' On (Blue Note)
With Eric Kloss
- Doors (Cobblestone, 1972)
With Bernard Purdie
- Shaft (Prestige, 1971)
With Melvin Sparks
- Sparkling (Muse)
- [Neal Creque at All Music Guide Allmusic]