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The Young Lizards

The Young Lizards are a Seattle jazz-collective super-group aimed at taking over the world with their accessible yet complex harmonic grooves. They have transformed the traditional jazz organ quartet by venturing into the rich, contemporary sounds of tunes such as Jaco Pastorius' Three Views of a Secret and compositions by John Coltrane, Joe Henderson and Woody Shaw and even originals. The creative progeny of Seattle based saxophonist, {{m: Chris Fagan = 34438}}, The Young Lizards bring the Hammond B3 organ and drums to the forefront as a driving, orchestral wave of sound on which the sax and guitar soloists ride.

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Our Modern Lifestyle

Label: Pony Boy Records
Released: 2011
Track listing: Mr. Day; Katrina Ballerina; Y Ya La Quiero; Three Views of a Secret; Short Mojo; While My Lady Sleeps; Morning; Punjab.

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The Young Lizards: Our Modern Lifestyle

Read "Our Modern Lifestyle" reviewed by Jack Bowers


The organ trio, once a focal point of soul-drenched jazz in the heyday of such elder statesmen as Jimmy Smith, Richard “Groove" Holmes, Brother Jack McDuff, Jimmy McGriff, Charles Earland, Don Patterson and others, hasn't been nearly as prominent in recent years as the ranks of virtuosic organists (Joey DeFrancesco notwithstanding) have thinned. Nevertheless, the organ ...


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