CD Discoery of the week: Alive & Kickin'!
Organissimo | Big O Records
Alive & Kickin'! from Organissimo—the organ-guitar-drums trio—has a groovy pulse. Driven by organist Jim Alfredson, the 10-year-old group serves up one funky slider after the next. Alfredson, guitarist Joe Gloss and drummer Randy Marsh work seamlessly together on their fourth CD to delivery a mixed grill of punchy energy and excitement. If you're unfamiliar with Alfredson, he's a superb organist in the Don Patterson tradition, building on textured riffs and maximizing the instrument's many sonic personalities. You'll find Alive & Kickin'! (Big O) here.
Marc Myers - JazzWax blog, 4/18/2010