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Deep Blue Organ Trio

Celebrating the classic jazz combo configuration of the Hammond B3 organ, guitar and drums, and the Black- American experience through music, Chris Foreman, Greg Rockingham and Bobby Broom bring a modern sensibility to a musical timepiece. The Deep Blue Organ Trio began its journey in 1992 playing engagements at Chicago's Cotton Club and Back Room. At the Cotton Club, a weekly gig which lasted for two years, the group began to develop its sound and musical connection. A connection which in large part began in the 1970s, when as teenagers Chris, Greg and Bobby were studying the organ jazz sounds which would soon become classic

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Organ Combos - Dr. Lonnie Smith, Organissimo, Deep Blue Organ Trio and More

Read "New Organ Combos - Dr. Lonnie Smith, Organissimo, Deep Blue Organ Trio and More" reviewed by Russell Perry


In 1956, Jimmy Smith created the organ trio featuring organ, guitar and drums. Soon thereafter, his quartets with Lou Donaldson and Stanley Turrentine defined the organ—saxophone quartet sound. Today, these traditions live on and, although the instrumentation may vary slightly, the debt to Jimmy Smith's pioneering soul jazz trios and quartets is persistent. Playlist ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

More Miles/Gallon

Read "More Miles/Gallon" reviewed by Marc Cohn


This week we return with a “Bitches Brew -Day 2" and a “compare and contrast" between two Wayne Shorter tunes (from Super Nova) versus Miles Davis (from Water Babies). But of course, there's more. We moon over Anita O'Day (a centennial warmup) and go to a hotel with Kenny Clarke keeping time on a phone book ...

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Article: Album Review

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 ...

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Article: Live Review

Steely Dan at Jacobs Pavilion

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


Steely DanJacobs Pavilion at NauticaCleveland, OhioJuly 23, 2013Time 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 ...

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Wonderful!

Label: Origin Records
Released: 2012
Track listing: Tell Me Something Good; If You Really Love Me; Jesus Children Of America; My Cheri Amour; Golden Lady; You Haven't Done Nothin'; It Ain't No Use; As; You've Got It Bad Girl.

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Article: 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 ...

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Article: 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 ...

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Article: Album Review

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 ...

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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 ...


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