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This Is The Place

by organissimo

organissimo is a trio based around the Hammond organ that plays jazz with soul.
Genre: Jazz: Acid Jazz
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1. Wealthy St.
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2. Greaze Monkey
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3. Brother Ray
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4. Smokin' Section
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5. Stomp Yo' Feets
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6. Intro
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7. Tenderly
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8. Play Nice
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9. Peaches En Regalia
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10. Pumpkin Pie
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
“Combine Alfredson's knack for choosing just the right color and tone in any given composition with his colleagues' ability to match his gestures, and you have one of the most promising organ trios in jazz.”
~ Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune

“Lansing, Michigan based organissimo… somewhat self-deprecatingly refers to itself as a bar band. But the group goes well beyond that as it stretches the boundaries of the traditional organ trio with bits of funk, blues, Latin, groove and New Orleans influences.”
~ Ed Trefzger, JazzWeek

“Gloss provides chewy chords and measured melodies as a foil to Alfredson's blistering, extroverted style; running with the current fashion that weds mainstream jazz and jam-band soul, Alfredson plays just recklessly enough, committing tiny acts of arson that keep things hot but don't quite bring the house down around his ears.”
~ Neil Tesser, Chicago Reader

“Alfredson handles the organ duties with panache, guitarist Gloss' solos and accompaniment mesh wonderfully and drummer Marsh lays down a red carpet of boogie with veteran authority. There's nothing too complicated about organissimo's approach: It's music that reminds of saxophonist Johnny Griffin's aphorism that jazz is music for people who have decided to feel good in spite of conditions."
~ Mark Stryker, Detroit Free Press

“Organ aficionados should consider [organissimo] a red alert. ”
~ Larry Hollis, Cadence Magazine

“organissimo… hits the spot in so many ways. Funky, soulful... Old School... New Attitude... a real modern organ trio sound!”
~ Eric Cohen, Music Director WAER-FM, Syracuse, NY

“[organissimo] returns with its second studio effort, jammed with Hammond B3-laced jazz, blues and pop that's every bit as challenging and award-worthy as the debut CD.”
~ John Sinkevics, Grand Rapids Press

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On the heels of their award-winning debut (2003's "Waiting For The Boogaloo Sisters...") organissimo returns to the studio to create their sophomore effort, "This Is The Place".

A very melodic and symbiotic trio, organissimo brings fresh air to the sometimes stale organ trio scene. They draw casual listeners in with their democratic approach to music.

If you want a listening experience that will draw you in, if you want funky music that has some meat to it, if you want to know where jazz is headed...

This Is The Place.

organissimo:
Jim Alfredson - Hammond B3
Joe Gloss - guitar
Randy Marsh - drums

Special Guests:
Johnny Gist - saxophone (track 5)
Bill Vits - percussion (tracks 2, 7)

Produced by Glenn Brown and organissimo
Engineered by Glenn Brown at GBP, E. Lansing MI


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Howard Parks

Funky, Jazzy, and MORE!
The songs are excellent. And I'm not just saying that because my stepbrother (Johnny Gist) is on the album, the tracks from start to finish are great. GET IT NOW!!!

Mark C

Where no organ trio has gone before...
I must confess, I'm not an organ trio fanatic, but then this is not your normal organ trio. Alfredson's command of the B3 is nothing short of amazing, and his playing never hits that "muddy organ sound" that I find so annoying, no matter how fast he's burnin' the keys. Add the excellent work from Gloss and Marsh, and you've not only got a topnotch organ trio CD, but one that goes in unexpected directions. Originality may be passe on today's music scene, but thank goodness no one has told these guys!

Lisa Smith from Seattle, WA

Solid!
Organissimo's follow-up album proved that practice makes perfect. Whenever I play this album around friends, I am always asked complimentarily "who IS this." This album is appropriate for the active and passive listener and I enjoy it more and more each time I listen to it. R. Marsh's harmonica is welcome ear candy, especially to those who have seen him play live. The B3 rollercoaster J. Alfredson leads us on is SO solid and J. Gloss's guitar artistry is stunning. I don't have a favorite cut, as each one hits a different nerve in a good way. Excellent writing, arrangement, production, etc. I'm looking forward to seeing them live in Seattle!

Ric Troll

Well Structured Music Played Excellently. Big O moves as one.
There are plenty of cliches that are usually applied to organ trios and for the most part they usually fit. But these guys are a whole 'nother thing! This CD is chock full of interesting melodies, shifting rhythms and clever arrangements that never get in the way of the groove. And the sound is wonderfully warm. Recommended.

Matthew Kaminski

This is definitely the place for the future of the B3 organ
I love this CD! As an organist, let me tell you that Jim Alfredson is no joke! His rhythmic precision and timing is very impressive. I'm going to steal some of his licks(don't all musicians do that:). The arrangements remind me of a big band - very tight where Randy on drums sets up the hits. Joe is soooo in the pocket - I'm listening to Stomp Yo' Feet and love the way he comps in the spaces - doesn't get in anyones way. Tenderly reminds me of one of my favorite Larry Goldings songs "Where We've Been" from the 'Big Stuff' Cd. Great percussive groove to it and a beautiful arrangement(on Tenderly, that is). The ending to 'Play Nice' is one of the coolest things I've ever heard on a Jazz Organ recording(and I have tons!!!). Let me tell you that I'm a big Frank Zappa fan(just rented 'Baby Snakes') and 'Peaches' is a hard song to play and you guys pulled it off nicely - I want to hear 'Gregory Peckory' or 'San Berdino' next:) Pumpkin Pie is a perfect ending - making us want some more. . .
Keep it up guys and come down to Atlanta sometime,
Matthew Kaminski
(Hammond B3 organist for Organized Time - www.organizedtime.org - www.matthewkaminski.com)

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This is EXCELLENT!
What a great cd- as a new fan not knowing a lot about Organissimo, I was admittedly mostly curious at first...but now I am officially hooked! A smooth yet funky listen, my fave being Peaches En Regalia! Way to go Organissimo!

PHIL QUIRK

organissimo hits a higher groove
On their new disc, Organissimo hits an even higher groove than their debut disc. If you're a fan of groove, greaze, rhythm, or you just appreciate solid musicianship, this is a disc to get.
The guys in Organissimo hit one out of the park here, with grooves powerfully laid down by a truly funky drummer, allowing the organist and guitarist to really take off. I've only listened to this disc twice and I'm already hooked- BUY IT IF YOU KNOW WHAT'S GOOD FOR YOU!

Paul Maginley

Second cd is a gem!
Organissimo's second cd is real gem! The first was good, but this one shows a level of maturity greater than their first effort. As someone who frequently sees the band play live gigs in Ann Arbor and Detroit, it seemed that they had refined their cuts through multiple live sessions. In this case, I know firsthand that they had been playing the new tunes live for some time before this recording. As a result, we've got wonderfully finished, and multi-faceted music on this cd. It's hard to pick out any individual bandmember, as they are all equally integral to the music, but I am partial to organ playing, and Jim Alfredson is one heck of an organ player! That solo on "Tenderly" has my head spinning! It's truly inspiring to see that jazz is still alive today, as evidenced by this band; and for all of us fans of the organ/guitar/drums trio format, which was so popular in the 1960s, it gives great pleasure to listen to this set of three musicians, who both maintain the traditional flame, while also burning it in new directions. I do ask that they consider issuing a live disk in the future, which might include some more standards along with their original material. Mine is an unqualified thumbs up for this cd.

cynthia roberts

simply awesome
My brother is the jazz fan so he asked me about getting this Cd for him. Well, i ordered it and I must say he will have to get his own. This CD is mind bending I want to hear nothing else. you guys out did yourselves. love it man.

Anders F

Organ jazz with a difference
A very good CD, made by musicians not content with repeating the past. Most of the CD is made up by organissiomo's own compositions which in fact are excellent, the addition of special guests add further variety. In all, highly recommended.
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