1. Goin’ to Town
2. Once I Loved
3. The Way You Look Tonight
4. Twelfth of Never
5. No Hype Blues
6. Can’t Hide Love
Chris Foreman – Hammond B3 organ
Bobby Broom – Guitar
Greg Rockingham - Drums
The traditional organ trio
is at its best when it delivers no-nonsense
jazz with hints of the blues and soul. That
is exactly what the Deep Blue Organ Trio provides.
They have been together since 1992 and the
togetherness shows in their cohesive performances.
The group is based in Chicago, and this album
was recorded there last year at the Green
Mill, where the trio appears every Tuesday.
Chris Foreman on the Hammond
organ plays some groovy solos as well as driving
the trio along with the requisite bass lines
on the pedals. He is ably supported by guitarist
Bobby Broom and drummer Greg Rockingham (appropriate
surname!). They not only play down-home bluesy
numbers but sensitive pieces like the bossa
nova Once I Loved and the languid Twelfth
of Never. They are at their most exciting
in The Way You Look Tonight – taken
at an unexpectedly fast tempo and filling
more than 13 minutes with dynamic jazz, ending
with a prolonged, cliff-hanging coda.