1.20.2005

Freddie Roach and Leon Spencer



Ok I'm not going to lie, this will be a departure in style than my usual posts but not to fret the narcose selections of rock and electronica will indeed return. I've always been swept away by the Hammond B3 organ and endeared by the musicians that master the instrument. I am trying to maintain a certain level of consistency with the feeling the music evokes. Without a doubt this music is all about soul and feeling... so at this point in my devoted delirium I'm thinking it fits right in.

More on the Jazz Organ




Leon Spencer holds down the funk on this track, and the groove is not to be missed. On this track his ability to establish the pocket is instantly gratifying as well as his ability to solo. This track appears on his Legends of Acid Jazz release which compiles some of his rare groove tracks. It is available to purchase here

The Slide.mp3





Freddie Roach provides the more dynamic side of organ jazz. On this album, He shows the instrument's versatility in straight ahead compostions and in other tracks that really, really swing. Freddie Roach is very smart musician and is skilled at taking each piece of music and making it very much his own. These cuts are from the the album, Good Move. The first being a warm, almost psychedelic ballad, and the second is more groove based in which trumpeter, Blue Mitchell, comes close to stealing the show.

Pastel.mp3


Wine, Wine, Wine.mp3