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Lucid Culture covers Brian Charette “Square One”

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        lucidculture.com Trying to Keep Up with Organ Individualist Brian Charette by delarue Brian Charette is one of the world’s most interesting and distinctive voices on the organ. Classically trained, he’s made his name in jazz although his music is just as informed by classic 60s soul, funk and even reggae. He tours constantly and writes prolifically, and he’s ...Read More

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October 8th, 2014 at 10:15 pm

AAJ track review for Brian Charette “Square One”…

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www.allaboutjazz.com   Brian Charette: Square One (2014) By MARK F. TURNER,  Track review of “Aaight!”  It is said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery but that can be a double edged sword with respect to self-expression and individuality. Reverence to past influences such as the pioneering organists Larry Young and Jimmy Smith is commonly heard in many cont ...Read More

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June 13th, 2014 at 11:40 am

Another AAJ review for Brian Charette…

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www.allaboutjazz.com/         Classically trained pianist turned organist Brian Charette is an accomplished master of the Hammond B3 with an elegant yet passionate touch. His signature style imbues the many recordings of his various ensembles with a light, crisp sound and an effervescent melodicism that is, unapologetically, mainstream without being pedestrian. In 2014 Charette ...Read More

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June 11th, 2014 at 7:05 am

Midwest Record goes crazy for B3’s on Posi-Tone…

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midwestrecord.com POSI-TONE BRIAN CHARETTE/Square One: Been jonesing for some hard hitting jazz organ trio work that swings and doesn’t miss? This is the stuff where you can hear Larry Young as well as Jimmy Smith vibing in the background. Straight ahead but loaded with funk and grease, Charette pulls it together here quite masterfully setting the tone and setting the pace for a set that d ...Read More

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April 28th, 2014 at 4:44 pm

Dusted Magazine goes back to “Square One” with Brian Charette…

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http://dustedmagazine.tumblr.com Organist Brian Charette gets back to basics on Square One with a return to the standard organ trio format of his first few records, albeit with a twist. Guitarist Yotam Silberstein and drummer Mark Ferber are along for the ride and totally aligned with his relatively straightforward designs for the session. Eleven tracks comprise a program that would fit comforta ...Read More

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April 28th, 2014 at 9:54 am

Nick Bewsey picks “Square One”…

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april-jazz-picks-icon-magazine Brian Charette: Square One – Ace organist Brian Charette delivers equal amounts of funk and frolic on Square One, a zip-line ride through mostly post bebop originals in the Jimmy Smith tradition. Charette is a frequent collaborator with saxophonist Mike DiRubbo (reviewed last month) and though he’s a smooth groove pianist in that group, he sure can kick up ...Read More

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April 26th, 2014 at 4:42 pm

More Coverage for Brian Charette “Square One”…

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jazzchill.blogspot.com   Damn tight Hammond work from Brian Charette – a player with a really deft touch on the keys, and able to really showcase his own voice on the instrument, but also dip back into some older soulful modes as well! Most of the tracks here are originals by Charette – although there’s also a great Meters cover too – and his trio has all the right inflections to ...Read More

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April 25th, 2014 at 4:35 pm

Music and More goes back to “Square One” with Brian Charette

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jazzandblues.blogspot.com Widely touring organist Brian Charette is accompanied on this album by Yotam Silberstein on guitar and Mark Ferber on drums. They are grooving hard on “Aaight!” and “If” to begin and then move nicely into blues, bop and ballads always swinging in an alluring and accessible manner. Charette is part of the organ tradition of Jimmy Smith and Larry Yo ...Read More

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April 24th, 2014 at 4:33 pm

SomethingElse Reviews Brian Charette “Square One”…

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somethingelsereviews.com With the exception of John Medeski, there are aren’t a whole lot of Hammond B3 players as imaginative as Brian Charette. And even Medeski didn’t come up with the idea to put his B3 alongside a four-part horn section like Charette did a couple of years back. Charette follows up that the uncommonly exciting Music for Organ Sextette with the much more common organ-gui ...Read More

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April 23rd, 2014 at 4:31 pm

Dan Bilawsky reviews several new Posi-Tone Releases for AAJ…

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http://www.allaboutjazz.com Some labels release a few records a year; some put out a record every month or two; and then there are those, like the Los Angeles-based Posi-Tone Records, that prefer to push even more music through the pipeline. As 2014 came into being, Posi-Tone began an ambitious release schedule, putting out a new album every few weeks. Those who cover jazz and follow the scene int ...Read More