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Disc of the day: 12-01-10

Posted on 12 January 2010 by peterbacon

Jared Gold: Supersonic (Posi-Tone Records)
Ah, when you are looking for a solid-as-a-rock way of cheering yourself up, an organ trio can always be relied on. Jazz’s happy pills!

This is a new one to me, but Jared Gold is a young Hammond B-3 man who clearly loves Larry Young and Jack McDuff but is also bringing his own groove to this big bit of furniture.

There are originals here but it’s the fun choice of originals that initially grab the attention. Like the band’s (Ed Cherry is on guitar and McClenty Hunter on drums) groove-drenched take on that blue-eyed, Ivy League ballad Can’t Take My Eyes Off You and the equally greasy reworking of the Beatles’ In My Life.

They get a lot more far out on the originals, like Battle of Tokorazawa, for example. And their version of Sparks has made me think completely differently about Coldplay.

Gold has a fairly broad organ sound with rich overtones of the mahogany variety, and Cherry’s rich chord tones in accompaniment often sound very close to a comping organ left-hand giving some nice interaction between the two instruments. Hunter keeps it all fairly steady.

As pleasure filled and high carb as one of New York’s finest burgers.



Written by editor

January 12th, 2010 at 10:58 am

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