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Organissimo - Waiting For The Boogaloo Sisters...

Evidently a takeoff on the musical term pianissimo, the smart trio Organissimo is comprised of three relatively young musicians and based around the Detroit area. As hinted in the album's title, the bulk of the material is boogaloo-oriented, but tunes like the walking "Jimmy Smith Goes to Washington", the moody "Life Wish", the 6/8-ish "Young's Dream", and the semi-samba "Pre-Dawn Rain" replete with brushes and classical guitar serve to keep listeners on their toes. Organist Jim Alfredson and guitar man Joe Gloss are responsible for all nine numbers either together or separately. Ron Blake adds his grainy tenor to three cuts and the punchy finale "Decoder" allows seasoned drummer Randy Marsh to work out at length. Organ aficionados should consider this a red alert. ~Larry Hollis~

From Cadence Magazine, Vol. 29, No. 8, August 2003