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Dedicated

 


Dedicated

organissimo returns to the studio with a stunning collection of soul jazz for modern ears. Loaded with greasy grooves, funky swirling Hammond organ, and gutsy guitar, Dedicated expands on the organissimo sound with new textures and a bold new focus. The spotlight is on groove and Dedicated delivers.

Featuring 10 new original songs and 1 very funky cover, Dedicated is laid-back, swinging, jazz with soul and a decidely groove orientated bent. The disc opens up with the high-energy Randiculous, showcasing organissimo's trademark tight interplay. Other highlights include the spacey intro Omen which seamlessly flows into the dedication to organist Jim Alfredson's beloved daughters, the waltz Three Sisters. Gotcha Back is a modern funk-fueled classic, like a new Caddy, while the burner Patterson's People (dedicated to jazz great Don Patterson) swings like mad and the offbeat flow of Up In The Playroom is as lively as it's title suggests.

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Alive & Kickin'!

Alive & Kickin'!, the latest CD by organissimo, displays the soul-jazz trio at the top of their game in front of a live and lively audience. Recorded at WKAR-TV in Studio A as part of the television series BackStage Pass, Alive & Kickin'! brilliantly showcases the amazing ensemble interplay and seamless improvisations that are hallmarks of organissimo's sound.

The track listing reads like a set of "greatest hits" from organissimo's repertoire of live favorites. Songs from all three studio albums are extended, revitalized, and re-interpreted in the moment, spurred to new places by the energy from the crowd. This is organissimo at their funky best! Alive & Kickin'! bristles and roars with electricity and fire. The group's near telepathic reactions, honed from years of playing on the road together, are captured in beautiful high fidelity sound.

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Groovadelphia

Groovadelphia finds the band deftly refining their signature sound while simultaneously stretching the tradition of the organ-based trio. Jazz, blues, gospel, and even hints of progressive rock and fusion seamlessly meld together. The ensemble interplay and solo improvisation between the trio has never been tighter than on Groovadelphia.

Groovadelphia topped the CMJ Jazz Charts for three weeks at #1 and stayed in the JazzWeek Top 50 for 14 weeks, peaking at #22. It won two WYCE Jammie Awards for Best Jazz Album and Best Song and was also named one of the Best Releases of 2008 by WVPE, KJAZZ, CKCU-FM, and Jim Wilke's Jazz After Hours program, syndicated on over 60 NPR stations nationwide. It is also nominated for a Detroit Music Award.

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This Is The Place

Winner of the 2005 WYCE Jammie Awards for Best Jazz Album and Album of the Year. Named one of the best releases of 2005 by Jim Wilke 's Jazz After Hours program in Seattle (syndicated on over 60 NPR stations nationwide), WHRV in Virginia Beach, WBEZ in Chicago, WVIA-FM in Pittston PA, WBLV Blue Lake Public Radio, WLNZ in Lansing, WEMU in Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti, KXJS in Sacramento, WYCE in Grand Rapids, Jazz 90.1 in Rochester NY, Real Detroit Weekly Magazine, the Detroit Metro Times, and the Lansing City Pulse, "This Is The Place" furthers organissimo's commitment to new compositions and arrangements that extend the range of the organ-based trio.

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Waiting For The Boogaloo Sisters...

The debut album "Waiting For The Boogaloo Sisters..." features all original songs and the brilliant work of Ron Blake on tenor saxophone and flute. It won the 2003 WYCE Jammie Award for Best Jazz Album and was named one of the Best Releases of 2003 by Jim Wilke's Jazz After Hours program, syndicated on over 60 NPR stations nationwide. As Cadence magazine wrote, "Organ aficionados should consider this a red alert."

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Live - 2007 East Lansing Jazz Festival (free)

organissimo performs at the 2007 East Lansing Summer Solstice Jazz Festival (easy for you to say!) This is just a simple live stereo feed from the mixing board. Download individual tracks by clicking on the track numbers below or download them all at once by clicking on the ZIP file. The ZIP file is 87mb. Enjoy!

Download: Tr1, Tr2, Tr3, Tr4, Tr5, Tr6, Tr7 - ZIP file (87mb)