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Jared Gold: Reemergence

Read "Reemergence" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

The title of organist Jared Gold's newest release seems to suggest that he is returning to the fold after being away for a time. In actuality, he has been a mainstay on the New York scene for some time now and can boast eight previous albums as a leader dating back to 2008's Solids and Stripes. More likely is that the title alludes to the fact that Gold's discography appears exclusively on the Posi-Tone label, an imprimatur known ...

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Jared Gold: Metropolitan Rhythm

Read "Metropolitan Rhythm" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Jared Gold remains one of the most dependably creative artists in the Posi-Tone stable. He's delivered an album a year for that label since arriving with Solids & Stripes (Posi-Tone, 2008), a date that, in many respects, set the tone for the other trio and quartet sessions that would follow. Here, on his eighth release for that imprint, Gold delivers a well-balanced set with his working trio--a group that features guitar veteran Dave Stryker and rising star drummer Kush Abadey. ...

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Jared Gold: Intuition

Read "Intuition" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Intuition is organist Jared Gold's sixth outing for the Posi-Tone label in as many years. He walks a similar path on all of his prior dates for this imprint, extending the organ group tradition(s) while fronting trios and quartets and working his way through catchy originals and diverse covers, but no two albums are really the same. Part of the reason for this has to do with his personal growth as an artist, but the more significant factor surrounds the ...

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Jared Gold: Golden Child

Read "Golden Child" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

A string of enjoyable leader dates and some high profile work in guitarist Dave Stryker's organ-centric groups can be credited for the steady rise in organist Jared Gold's profile. His ability to live within the tradition while simultaneously building upon it has made him one to watch, and his constant and steady growth as a musician/composer has been evident from album to album. Golden Child, his fifth release for the Posi-Tone label since 2009, was actually recorded ...

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Jared Gold: Golden Child

Read "Golden Child" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Jazz organist Jared Gold continues to make his presence known, both in name and sonically. Energizing and free yet possessed of a comprehensive knowledge of the Hammond B3 organ, he communicates with the language of giants such as Don Patterson and Chris Foreman of the Deep Blue Organ Trio. It's been said that “either you have it or you don't," and Gold's playing bears the truth of the groove on Golden Child. On his fifth recording as a leader, Gold ...

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Jared Gold: All Wrapped Up

Read "All Wrapped Up" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Jared Gold's fourth album as leader, All Wrapped Up, finds fresh faces joining the organist as he releases his first recording without a guitarist. This is also Gold's first all-originals album--although he shares the writing credits with his band mates, who each contribute a tune. The new lineup and new tunes ensure that this album, and Gold's playing, sounds bright and upbeat from the off. All Wrapped Up is Gold's follow-up to 2010's relaxed, almost laidback Out Of ...

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Jared Gold: All Wrapped Up

Read "All Wrapped Up" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

There's a noticeable change in organist Jared Gold's sonic template of choice, before All Wrapped Up even begins. While two out of Gold's three prior releases were quartet outings that used saxophone as the lone horn voice, all three releases were rooted in the traditional organ trio instrumental format. A different guitarist graced each one of those records, with Randy Napoleon, Ed Cherry and Dave Stryker each putting their own unique stamp on Gold's music, but the organist clearly felt ...

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Jared Gold: Out Of Line

Read "Out Of Line" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

If a single word is needed to describe Out Of Line, organist Jared Gold's third album as leader, then that word is cool. If two words are required, they're laid back, for this is a late-night groove sort of a record, where the band seldom tries to break sweat--with the notable exception of Hank Mobley's “An Aperitif"--but creates, instead, a smooth, relaxed feel that relies on delicate interplay. Drummer Mark Ferber keeps firm control of the music's ...

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Jared Gold: Out Of Line

Read "Out Of Line" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Despite the implications that live within a title like Out Of Line, organist Jared Gold's third Posi-Tone release is rather in tune with the history and vibe of organ groups and all that goes with them. Gold is joined by some top notch east coast talent, in the form of guitarist Dave Stryker, drummer Mark Ferber and saxophonist Chris Cheek, and all four musicians seem to gel well from the very start. Gold might have eclectic tastes, with covers ranging ...

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Jared Gold: Out of Line

Read "Out of Line" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

The age of the classic chitlin' circuit organ combo passed away with Jimmy Smith in 2005. Regardless, greasy-spoon organ jazz is still frequently summoned, if only in approximate form, beating the alternative of no new mainstream B3 music at all. New Yorker Jared Gold tore things up on his Supersonic (Posi-Tone, 2009) and Dan Pratt's Toe The Line (Posi-Tone Records, 2010), and continues to do so on Out of Line. And how can an album go wrong ...

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Jared Gold: Supersonic

Read "Supersonic" reviewed by Chris May

The organ trio, back in the day at the sharp end of sonic technology--electric organs! electric guitars! special effects!--sounds in 2009 the most dated of hard bop retentions. Compare Jimmy Smith's Blue Note collection, A New Sound - A New Star, recorded in 1956, with many new millennial outings in the style, and try to find any substantial differences. The biggest change is that what once must have sounded thoroughly cutting edge now sounds revivalist, even quaint.

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