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The Hammond B-3 is Immortalized on Brian Charette’s “Once & Future”

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The realm of the Hammond B3 organ has never been a crowded field and it has remained so even today. However, where once you might have only found records of Larry Young, Jimmy Smith and Joey DeFrancesco in online and bricks and mortar stores, two more names are creating quite the storm in the realm today: one of them is Vanessa Rodrigues, the Toronto-based Brasilian and the American, Brian Charett ...Read More

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August 2nd, 2016 at 9:10 am

“Once & Future” B-3 Kings are Spotlighted by Brian Charette on New Posi-Tone Release

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Some guys are just too cool. Hammond B-3 organ master Brian Charette is one of those guys. Not only does he look cool, he knows his B-3 history, wrote a book (101 Hammond B-3 Tips), and for his 10th CD, Once & Future (Posi-Tone Records) he performs 14 tracks of super-cool B-3 funky jazz by a litany of great B-3 composers including himself. With only guitarist Will Bernard and drummer Steve ...Read More

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August 2nd, 2016 at 8:20 am

“Once & Future” by Brian Charette gets praised by Something Else

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While unboxing guitarist Will Bernard’s delightful latest offering Out & About a few months ago, it was impossible not to rave on the key contributions of his combo’s organist Brian Charette. Charette has regularly put in stellar supporting roles whether it’s for Posi-Tone Records stablemates like Bernard or any jazz leader of note in need of some maximal Hammond B3. Once & Future (P ...Read More

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July 17th, 2016 at 1:19 pm

Downbeat understands the tradition of the Hammond B-3 as well its future with “Once & Future”

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In every jazz lover’s mind there exists the perfect Hammond B-3 organ player. Whether that ultimate B-3 technician is Jimmy Smith, Charles Earland, Larry Young or Shirley Scott, certain defining parameters exist, regardless of the individual player. But when it comes to Hammond B-3 mastery, Brian Charette wrote the book. Literally. His 101 Hammond B3 Tips (Hal Leonard) covers, among other topics ...Read More

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June 13th, 2016 at 10:29 am

“Once & Future” by Brian Charette gets dusted

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Dusted In Exile Organ aficionados dismiss Brian Charette at their own disservice. With a Positone label contract in his pocket he’s stepped up his fecundity over the past year and turned out a string of albums that refuse to cow to critics that consider the instrument gauche or played out. Lesser hands accorded such liberal access to the avenues of album production would likely risk a tapering i ...Read More

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June 3rd, 2016 at 11:39 am

New York City Jazz Record checks out “Once & Future” by Brian Charette

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Brian Charette has rapidly become a rising star on the Hammond B3 organ for the past few years and his latest CD is a salute to his fellow players, ranging from greats of the Swing Era to current players. Well accompanied by guitarist Will Bernard and drummer Steve Fidyk, Charette is interested in modernizing vintage tunes while putting his stamp on them. Starting with Fats Waller’s “Jitterbug ...Read More

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May 29th, 2016 at 5:12 pm

Midwest Record feels the groove on Brian Charette’s “Once & Future”

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The guy that literally, actually and factually wrote the book about B3 will blow your mind right out of the box on the first track with the way he cascades notes on “Jitterbug Waltz”.  Whether you know anything about B3 or are a long time fan of organ trios, that track is all it’s going to take to make you a believer and join the fun.  A dead, solid killer of a set, this is gold standard a ...Read More

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May 18th, 2016 at 9:20 am

Raul De Gama dishes out a fine review of “Soul Tree”

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http://jazzdagama.com/cds/ed-cherry-soul-tree/ Ever the great raconteur Duke Ellington once described (to Stanley Dance) the making of good music as akin to cooking a fine dish, which is to say: you have to add only the finest ingredients, cook to perfection and serve with finesse. There are many fine recordings that would meet this description. This 2016 recording by Ed Cherry – Soul Tree – ...Read More

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March 1st, 2016 at 1:17 pm

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Dusty Groove reviews Ed Cherry’s new one “Soul Tree”

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A killer guitar and Hammond session with a really sublime sort of sound – a groove that’s wonderfully free of cliche – and which has an open, spacious quality that few artists can match! Given the instrumentation, the album’s steeped in tradition, but never tries to just rehash an older Prestige Records vibe – and instead guitarist Ed Cherry and organist Kyle Koehler find a way ...Read More

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February 25th, 2016 at 8:11 pm

Midwest Record – Ed Cherry will drive you to the “Soul Tree”

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The vet guitar man that more than earned his spurs in Dizzy Gillespie’s last stand kicks an organ trio into gear on his latest that explores the past with a big ear open to the future. A real swinging groover of a date, all you need to do is sit back and let Cherry and his crew do all the driving–which they do in a big, bold way. Hot stuff that never let’s you down, this is a so ...Read More

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February 25th, 2016 at 8:07 pm