I've started sharing some of my research into historically important jazz organ recordings on a new Youtube channel called Jazz Organ Bites. These bite-sized videos demonstrate particular tunes or techniques - you can check these out at Youtube and don't forget to subscribe.
We've been working away at some new original tunes of mine, recording them in my home studio on my 1961 Hammond A100.
This one is called "All Greyed Out"
We've just completed a 6-week run as part of the Rare Groove Mondays at Foundry 616 in Ultimo. This expanded version of the trio featured a different special guest saxophonist each week. Videos of select performances from this series are on the Video page. The guests were:
The trio made its first appearance in Melbourne at the very funky Paris Cat jazz club on March 30th, 2016, backing our good friend Dan Barnett on vocals and trombone.
On March 31st, 2016, the trio performed at Bar 303 in Northcote, Melbourne for it's monthly "Kickin' The B3" night. It was great to perform on a real Hammond for a change! There's a video of this gig on the Video page.
On April 20th, 2016 I recorded with fabulous guitarist Sorcha Albuquerque at ABC studios in Ultimo, with Evan Mannell on drums. The session will be broadcast on ABC radio later this year - stay tuned!
The trio performs on March 25th with a very special guest Spike Mason on sax.
Libor Smoldas (Czech) was our special guest recently at Playbar and Cronulla’s Brass Monkey.
I'm proud to announce I've been given an Artist deal from KeyB Organ, Italy. This B3 clone is as close as it gets to the real vintage Hammond.
This B3 clone is as close as it gets to the real vintage Hammond in both tone and interface. It’s a pure joy to play!