Deep Blue Organ Trio

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MUSIC REVIEW BY Michael Lipton, Charleston Daily Mail

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Yeah. They don't make many records like this anymore. The Hammond B3 organ is an instrument unto itself -- in the singular technique it takes to master the analog beast and the music that flows from its vacuum tubes. Even the genre -- the "organ trio" -- is a style that came into its own in the 1950s as the Hammond came into vogue. With Chicago veteran Chris Foreman behind the B3, this is "music of a time." It's laid back with a capital "L."

Beginning with the subtle swing of "A Deeper Blue," and through nine tracks that span a number of decades -- Lee Morgan's "Ceora," a slow, take on the Beatles "She's Leaving Home" and a speedy take on the Ohio Players'

"Sweet Sticky Thing" -- the chemistry is all there. Drummer Greg Rockingham is ever present but never obtrusive while guitarist Bobby Broom (who has played with Kenny Burrell, Dr. John and Miles Davis), steps in with a number of soulful and beautifully executed solos. Foreman, who happens to be blind, does not attack the B3 with the ferocity of Jimmy Smith or Jack McDuff, but cajoles it with superb finesse.






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