This Is the Place
"Combine Alfredson's knack for choosing just the right color and tone in any given composition with his colleagues' ability to match his gestures, and you have one of the most promising organ trios in jazz." ~ Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune "Lansing, Michigan based Organissimo... somewhat self-deprecatingly refers to itself as a bar band. But the group goes well beyond that as it stretches the boundaries of the traditional organ trio with bits of funk, blues, Latin, groove and New Orleans in?uences." ~ Ed Trefzger, JazzWeek "Gloss provides chewy chords and measured melodies as a foil to Alfredson's blistering, extroverted style; running with the current fashion that weds mainstream jazz and jam-band soul, Alfredson plays just recklessly enough, committing tiny acts of arson that keep things hot but don't quite bring the house down around his ears." ~ Neil Tesser, Chicago Reader "Alfredson handles the organ duties with panache, guitarist Gloss' solos and accompaniment mesh wonderfully and drummer Marsh lays down a red carpet of boogie with veteran authority. There's nothing too complicated about Organissimo's approach: It's music that reminds of saxophonist Johnny Griffin's aphorism that jazz is music for people who have decided to feel good in spite of conditions.' ~ Mark Stryker, Detroit Free Press "Organ aficionados should consider [Organissimo] a red alert. " ~ Larry Hollis, Cadence Magazine "Organissimo... hits the spot in so many ways. Funky, soulful... Old School... New Attitude... a real modern organ trio sound!" ~ Eric Cohen, Music Director WAER-FM, Syracuse, NY "[Organissimo] returns with it's second studio effort, jammed with Hammond B3-laced jazz, blues and pop that's every bit as challenging and award-worthy as the debut CD." ~ John Sinkevics, Grand Rapids Press ___ On the heels of their award-winning debut (2003's 'Waiting For The Boogaloo Sisters...') Organissimo returns to the studio to create their sophomore effort, 'This Is The Place'. A very melodic and symbiotic trio, Organissimo brings fresh air to the sometimes stale organ trio scene. They draw casual listeners in with their democratic approach to music. If you want a listening experience that will draw you in, if you want funky music that has some meat to it, if you want to know where jazz is headed... This Is The Place. Organissimo: Jim Alfredson - Hammond B3 Joe Gloss - guitar Randy Marsh - drums Special Guests: Johnny Gist - saxophone (track 5) Bill Vits - percussion (tracks 2, 7) Produced by Glenn Brown and Organissimo Engineered by Glenn Brown at GBP, E. Lansing MI.
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