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Nick Moran: No Time Like Now

Read "No Time Like Now" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Part of the appeal of the traditional organ trio--Hammond B3 organ, guitar and drums--is the juxtaposition of the guitar's succinct phrasing slicing through the blurry winter breeze of the B3. Another part is the music's straight-up funkiness. This is music of the city, pioneered by organist Jimmy Smith and guitarists Wes Montgomery and Grant Green. The music's heyday ran from the 1950s through the '60s, thriving in urban clubs and bars, incorporating the sounds of R&B and soul music.

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Nick Moran Trio: The Messenger

Read "The Messenger" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone


Nick Moran's debut recording is squarely in the category of the guitar/organ/drum trio. The instrument mainly featured is the guitar, not the organ, which is given enough solo space, but generally adopts more of a supporting role.

Moran's trio consists of Argentinian organist Ed Withrington, who also relocated with his family to Scotland and Mexico, and New York drummer Andy Watson. Moran is from New York and reveals that his early influences were British rock guitarists like Jeff Beck, Jimmy ...


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