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Interview

Delving Into the Deep Blue

Read "Delving Into the Deep Blue" reviewed by Trish Richardson


"Blood may be thicker than water, but you can't live without water." class="f-right"> --Novelist Jane Porter

While the members of Deep Blue Organ Trio were not brought together by shared parentage, guitarist Bobby Broom, drummer Chris Rockingham and organist Chris Foreman share a closeness, mutual respect, and loyalty that many families would envy. Their bond and brotherhood extends beyond their music. These men love what they do and they love the men that they get to do it ...

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Album Review

Deep Blue Organ Trio: Wonderful!

Read "Wonderful!" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


Wonderful! presents the Deep Blue Organ Trio's jazz take on nine Stevie Wonder hit songs that span Talking Book (Motown, 1972) to Songs in the Key of Life (Motown, '76), plus Wonder's 1969 hit single “My Cherie Amour" and “Tell Me Something Good," Chaka Khan's breakout from Rags to Rufus (MCA, '74) by Rufus (and which Wonder never recorded).Guitarist Bobby Broom, drummer Greg Rockingham, and Hammond B-3 organist Chris Foreman have played together for two decades and formed ...

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Album Review

Deep Blue Organ Trio: Wonderful!

Read "Wonderful!" reviewed by Mark F. Turner


Since the 1960s, Stevie Wonder's “My Cheri Amour" has remained one of the most memorable love songs in popular music. In collaboration with Motown songwriters Henry Cosby and Sylvia Moy, the hit song was originally titled “Oh My Marcia"--at the time, a tender ode to Wonder's girlfriend in his adolescent years. The two broke up, the song underwent a name change, and the rest is history. The Deep Blue Organ Trio offers its own heartfelt rendition of ...

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Album Review

Deep Blue Organ Trio: Wonderful!

Read "Wonderful!" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


When it came time for the SFJAZZ Collective to choose a composer to honor in their eighth season, they surprised a lot of people when they went with the one and only Stevie Wonder. While some likely view this decision as a statement that, after covering Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Wayne Shorter, McCoy Tyner, Herbie Hancock and Horace Silver, the revered jazz composer well had run dry, those with a keen ear and a strong pulse know better. ...

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Album Review

Deep Blue Organ Trio: Folk Music

Read "Folk Music" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger


With the first two bars of Folk Music, you can tell that things are going to get greasy. Few people want greasy hair or greasy food, but greasy music is a whole other story: it means soulful and swinging and played with the kind of laid-back confidence that signifies true mastery. “Blues is the preacher, jazz is the teacher, says the group's website. This approach is one reason this CD is a pleasure from beginning to end.Another is ...

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Album Review

Deep Blue Organ Trio: Folk Music

Read "Folk Music" reviewed by John Barron


Since 1992, Deep Blue Organ Trio has been working tirelessly to keep the flames of classic organ jazz burning. They've held down a weekly gig at Chicago's Green Mill and have released two highly acclaimed discs for Delmark Records: Deep Blue Bruise (2004) and Goin' to Town: Live at the Green Mill (2006). On Folk Music, the trio's first release for Origin Records, guitarist Bobby Broom, drummer Greg Rockingham and organist Chris Foreman dig deep into the well of organ ...

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Film Review

Deep Blue Organ Trio: Goin' To Town - Live At The Green Mill

Read "Deep Blue Organ Trio: Goin' To Town - Live At The Green Mill" reviewed by Mark F. Turner


Deep Blue Organ Trio Goin' To Town: Live At The Green Mill Delmark 2006 On most Tuesday nights since 2003, The Deep Blue Organ Trio has dished out a thick and satisfying dose of jazz blues at the Green Mill Cocktail Lounge in Chicago, Illinois. This DVD captures essence of the trio with music that sticks to your ribs and touches the heart, whiles capturing three highly skilled musicians who have ...


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