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by Michael P. Gladstone
Dan Fogel fell in love with the sound of the Hammond B-3 organ at a young age by hearing Groove" Holmes' recording of Misty," and has since worked hard to play in the style of the jazz musicians from the golden age of the organ/tenor sax combo.
Whether or not you're an aficionado of the subgenre, it's clear, after a single listen to 15 West, that Fogel has certainly cornered the sound and feel of those days when ...read more
by Glenn Astarita
Atlantic City, New Jersey area Hammond B-3 organ master Dan Fogel might not enjoy the notoriety of his peers, but he's been an active leader and participant of the Northeast jazz scene for quite some time. Owing to the Jimmy Smith and Jimmy McGriff schools of the jazz-organ combo setting, Fogel enamors the sound of this traditional format by recording the session in a nineteenth century church. Therefore, the inferences of a typical groove and swing-based organ-combo get an ambient ...read more