Guitarist Shawn Purcell found himself captivated by the six-string sound of the legendary Pat Martino. He's also loves the Hammond organ and the sound it makes within the context of the jazz trio. And so, we arrive at 180, a record that's solid and smooth enough to be mistaken for a granite countertop. Purcell's guitar tone is slightly muted and occasionally just a bit overdriven, which helps it cut through the groovy but gentle din created by Pat Bianchi (organ) and Jason Tiemann (drums). It's easy to hear how much the band are enjoying themselves. Lest things get too predictable, the band also occasionally adds Darden Purcell (vocals) and Ben Patterson (trombone). The music is steeped in the fashion of 12-bar blues, but there's nothing sad going on here. Grab yourself a glass of wine and let the music soak in.