Jeff Jenkins

The Arrival

OA2 22124

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Jenkins never seems to run out of melodic ideas! "The Organization" follows his lead into new musical realms, while never losing touch with the rich history of the Hammond B3 in jazz.
Dazzle Jazz, Denver

Based in the tradition of Larry Young, Jimmy Smith, and Jack McDuff, and pulsing to the heartbeat of current musical trends, Denver's Jeff Jenkins Organization is one of the great regional groups keeping the classic B3 Organ Trio format relevant and alive. Consisting of Jenkins on B3, Dave Corbus on Guitar, and drummer Alwyn Robinson, this is a real BAND, performing weekly for many years, with an extensive book of originals, standards, and rollicking versions of 60's popular music. Over several decades as a composer, pianist and organist, Jeff Jenkins has worked with many jazz legends including Freddie Hubbard, David Fathead Newman, Eddie Harris, Dakota Staton, Benny Golson, John Abercrombie, and Clark Terry.

"Jenkins gives us a soulful, gospel strut that is undeniably positive in its outlook. Amen!" Berman Music Review.


Track Listing:

1. Heavy Eddie 4:35
2. Happy Together 6:01
3. Fly By 1:18
4. Earth Dance 4:46
5. Blues for EJ 4:49
6. Khalid 5:53
7. Goodbye Little J 6:53
8. Braking Bad 4:23
9. The Arrival 4:20
10. For The Kidz 5:04
11. Sideways 5:16
12. Trayvon 8:28

Performers:

Jeff Jenkins - Hammond B3 Organ
Dave Corbus - Godin Guitar
Alwyn Robinson - Drums

Production Info:

Produced by Jeff Jenkins
Recorded by Park Peters at Audio Park
Recorded live, in one room with no overdubs on March 9, 2014
Mixed & mastered by Jeff Jenkins at Lake Song Studios
Cover design & layout by John Bishop


Reviews of The Arrival

Midwest Record (Chris Spector)
Long time Houston Person piano man fools the boss by showing off what he can do on B3 surprising the bandleader with his chops. If Person is impressed, that says it all for me, but listening to the playing says even more. A classic jazz organ date, Jenkins plays without restraint but with lots of focus at the same time. A must have for jazz orga ...

WTJU - Richmond (Dave Rogers)
Veteran keyboard player and teacher at University of Colorado (Boulder) and the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts, Jeff Jenkins concentrates on the B3 for this outing. His early concentration on piano included study with Richie Beirach and Kenny Barron and performing with Phil Woods, Freddie Hubbard, David Fathead Newman, Eddie Harris, Benny ...

KJHK, Lawrence, KS (Matt Weiman)
Jeff Jenkins Organization is an organ jazz trio that is influenced by the likes of Jimmy Smith and Grant Green. The Arrival is a great rendition of jazzy originals that truly swing. Jeff Jenkins is very impressive because, with a lineup of Dave Corbus on guitar and Alwyn Robinson on drums, he is in charge of bass and keyboards. This is a very tough ...







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