The Hammond organ, especially the B-3 combined with the Leslie speaker, has long been an integral part of modern popular music.You can hear the "classic" sound of the Hammond organ in blues, gospel, jazz, rock, and even on some contemporary singer/songwriter songs (try to picture Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" or Procol Harem's "Whiter Shade of Pale" without that distinctive sound).
Acid Jazz continue their long term love affair with that most iconic of instruments, the Hammond organ and his little pal, the Leslie organ…
The organ can often take a back seat in the pecking order of great Jazz instruments but underappreciate it at your peril. The likes of Jimmy Smith, Jack McDuff, Booker T and Ray Charles, to name but a few, made the instrument their own while crafting jazz cuts of dazzling brilliance.
Keyboard wizard Hansi Enzensperger and his colleagues Ludwig Kloeckner (bass) and Manfred Mildenberger (drums) locked themselves in a studio for three months with a Hammond organ, electric bass, and a Ludwig drum set with Rhodes, Clavinet, Space Echo, and Wurlitzer. In other words: with all the vintage treasures they could lay their hands on! A rousing debut album that blasts the 70s sound aesthetic into today musical landscape. Melodies for millions, with the sex of funk, the dirt of the blues, a punk attitude, and the freedom of jazz.
The solid soulful team of Chris Foreman, Greg Rockingham and Bobby Broom together as The Deep Blue Organ Trio continue to explore the classic soul-jazz combo configuration of the Hammond B3 organ, guitar and drums. Their latest relase, a live recording called Goin' To Town, takes us to the Green Mill, where they created their sound & have been exciting crowds Tuesday nights for the last 3 years.