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Humble Origins: Humble Beginnings

Read "Humble Beginnings" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

The opening of the group Humble Organism's Humble Beginnings, “Hello Jansen," with its big bright organ wash and prowling bass, a rumbling set of drums laying down a backdrop, seems to say: “Kick back, baby. You're gonna get in the groove with some organ jazz." And it doesn't sound “humble." To the contrary, its a brash ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Steely Dan at Jacobs Pavilion

Read "Steely Dan at Jacobs Pavilion" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

Steely Dan
Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
Cleveland, Ohio
July 23, 2013

Time flies when you are having fun and it's hard to believe that Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, collectively known as Steely Dan, are well into that life niche known as the senior years. Fortunately, they still have a thing for the road, which ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Delving Into the Deep Blue

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

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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 ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

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 ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

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 ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Deep Blue Organ Trio at Jazz Alley Tues - Wed

Deep Blue Organ Trio at Jazz Alley Tues - Wed

Bobby Broom and The Deep Blue Organ Trio February 7-8, 2012
JAZZ ALLEY
2033 6th Avenue
Reservations: 206.441.9729
Show at 7:30pm The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley presents Bobby Broom and The Deep Blue Organ Trio, for two nights, touring in support of their latest release Wonderful!. Band ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

February West Coast Tour for Bobby Broom's Deep Blue Organ Trio

February West Coast Tour for Bobby Broom's Deep Blue Organ Trio

Chicago's acclaimed Deep Blue Organ Trio—guitarist Bobby Broom, B-3 organist Chris Foreman, and drummer Greg Rockingham—are heading west next month for the first West Coast tour in the group's 12-year history. The six-city tour begins at Yoshi's San Francisco 2/4 (10pm), then proceeds to Kuumbwa Jazz, Santa Cruz 2/6; Jazz Alley, Seattle 2/7-8; Jimmy Mak's, Portland 2/9; ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Nick Ruffini: Pressin' On

Read "Pressin' On" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

The Hammond B-3 organ blew into jazz in a big way in the 1950s and 1960s. Employed mostly in small group settings--trios and quartets--the soulful, urban, deep groove music became hugely popular at that time, thanks to organists Jimmy Smith and Jimmy McGriff, as well as guitarists Wes Montgomery and Grant Green, among many others. The ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

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 ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

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, ...