B-3 trio plus classic Beatles compositions – a winning combination … Organissimo – B3tles: A Soulful Tribute to the Fab Four – Big O 2424, 67:51 ****1/2: (Jim Alfredson – Hammond organ, Wurlitzer, electric piano/synthesizers; Lawrence Barris – guitar; Randy Marsh – drums, harmonica (#9); Bill Vits – percussion (#1, 3, 5, 9, 12); Mike […]
Keeping the classic organ/sax quartet format vibrant… Mike LeDonne & The Groover Quartet – That Feelin’ – Savant SCD 2159, 59:38 ****: (Mike LeDonne – Hammond organ; Eric Alexander – tenor sax; Peter Bernstein – guitar; Joe Farnsworth – drums. With special guest, Vincent Herring – alto sax on # 1, 5, & 6) Living […]
A well-rounded effort for Joey D. …
More than AwwRight…
Right on time with classic-sounding, soulful jazz.
Soundtrack music for a film you’ll never see.
An adventurous sense of organ locomotion.
Conflict and resolution: that’s how the Grip Weeds “Won the War”.
A brand of blues with a heavy microtonal structure.
An explosive organ quartet takes flight!
Five classic Blue Note vinyls from their new re-mastering program…
I Love Music is great jazz!
An unusual quartet takes an equally unusual run through Bill Evans territory.
Gerry Gibbs and dream trio give jazz interpretations of R&B standards…
Martino and Ludwig in a red-hot session…
Quintessential Yes album gets a serious upgrade to Blu-ray audio.
Mike LeDonne – I Love Music – Savant Recordings SCD 2135, 53:38 [5/11/14] ****1/2: (Mike Ledonne – B-3 organ; Eric Alexander – tenor saxophone; Peter Bernstein – guitar; Joe Farnsworth – drums) Like many jazz organists, Mike Ledonne started out on piano. Growing up around the family music store where his father Micki played jazz […]
A stellar cast in a straight-ahead swinging session.
A cohesive session from a sure-footed band.
With musicians like guitarist Greg Skaff, there is no danger of the organ jazz trio disappearing.
Dave Siebels (B-3) with Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band – PBGL Portland Jazz Orchestra – Good Morning, Geek (Music of Charley Gray) – PJO
A pair of big band albums to please any fan of the genre.
A collaborative sound that provides a lively set.