Sunday, May 8, 2011
I received a very nice CD from Lucas Brown, who plays organ for The Three Blind Mice. The Trio is led by sax man Victor North. Wayne Smith plays drums. The CD is entitled The Outsider. I have been dancing to it all day. The organ is relatively rare in jazz. It doesn't have the strike of the piano or bass, or the dense cry of the horns. Instead, it has a crushed velvet texture. I like it, and Brown's playing makes me want to hear more.
I also grew very fond of North's sax work by the end of the album. It gives me that "come on back around" feelin', here is something you should have paid more attention to. This is contemporary jazz worth listening to. Check out the web page above to get the CD. Trust me, you'll like it. I have a couple cuts on my Jazz Note station.