Saturday, 21 February 2015

Listen: taster tracks from upcoming Phil Robson trio album The Cut Off Point

Have this delicious slice of organ trio from Partisans guitarist Phil Robson. These taster clips from his upcoming album "The Cut Off Point" are ridiculous. It's not exactly surprising given the lineup: Ross Stanley on organ (bubbling under each track is a masterclass in how to use swells, stabs, and spinning chorale to full effect), Gene Calderazzo on drums (the album swings hard, and maintains - in just the right way - enough backbeat and heavy groove, which has always made the organ trio one of the prime media for delivering electric jazz to audiences). It's gritty and melodic with a powerful drive, and more than enough of that tasteful, geometric workout to make it great Phil Robson and great jazz.