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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Chris Foreman: Now Is The Time

Read "Now Is The Time" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

As the house organist at the legendary The Green Mill as well as a member of various ensembles Chris Foreman is one of Chicago's unsung jazz heroes. As a sideman Foreman has marked several recordings with his soulful, earthy grooves and, finally he has released an album under his own name. On his much-anticipated debut Now ...

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: LIVE REVIEWS

Exit Zero International Jazz Festival: Cape May, NJ, November 9-11, 2012

Read "Exit Zero International Jazz Festival: Cape May, NJ, November 9-11, 2012" reviewed by Sandy Ingham

Exit Zero International Jazz Festival
Cape May, NJ
November 9-11, 2012
After the beating the Northeast took from Hurricane Sandy and a snowy nor'easter, people were ready for something positive, and for some it came in the form of the first Exit Zero International Jazz Festival in Cape May, New Jersey.

Pianist Ramsey Lewis, bassist ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

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 ...

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 ...

Missives from Distant Fronts

Read "Missives from Distant Fronts" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Bio Ritmo

La Verdad

Electric Cowbell Records

2011

In September 2011, Bio Ritmo, the ten-piece salsa band from Richmond (Virginia), celebrated twenty years together, no small accomplishment for a band originally formed (says its official company bio) “as a percussion ensemble brought together by two misplaced Puerto Ricans who met ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Bobby Broom: Building a Legacy

Read "Bobby Broom: Building a Legacy" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Guitarist Bobby Broom had a feel for music at a very young age. He was exposed first to clarinet and violin as a child, but they didn't have an impact on him. Eventually, an old guitar came through the household. It had four strings across an instrument with a small neck.

“I didn't know it ...

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 ...

Red Holloway: Go Red Go!

Read "Go Red Go!" reviewed by Nic Jones

For disingenuous reasons Go Red Go! is a good companion for Cy Touff and Sandy Mosse's Tickle Toe which Delmark reissued in 2008. Both albums offer up straight-ahead mainstream jazz of the most worthwhile order performed by men who know the territory inside out. The crucial difference between the two is that while Touff and Mosse ...