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Ho, Brian / Organic
Album:Organic Collection:Jazz
Artist:Ho, Brian Added:04/2012

A-File Activity
Add Date:2012-04-21 Pull Date:2012-06-24 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:10 Jun3 Jun27 May20 May13 May6 May29 Apr

 Recent Airplay
1.Jun 08, 2012:No Cover, No Minimum
4.May 31, 2012:Love Den
2.Jun 05, 2012:Rebop
Tres Ritmo
5.May 25, 2012:No Cover, No Minimum
Beat Street
3.Jun 01, 2012:No Cover, No Minimum
6.May 22, 2012:Rebop
Tres Ritmo

Album Review
Reviewed 2012-04-21 
BRIAN HO: Organic
self-released, 2012

ORGAN JAZZ – Debut recording by a San Jose based player (he gigs regularly in Palo Alto). This is a classic organ combo, a mix of hardbop and soul-jazz with Calvin Keys on guitar, plus tenor sax & drums. Ho’s organ is a new Hammond XK, not a classic B3, but it sounds pretty much the same, maybe a little more crisp & bright. There are several original tunes here, but they all have a classic approach, and an Amy Winehouse cover (#4) fits in surprisingly well. Fun stuff all around.

All nice. Fo’s Picks: 1, 2, 4, 8

1. 4:37 – rolling, classic hardbop sound: organ & guitar solos ride the groove
2. 4:54 – upbeat drums and perky sax lead a happy march; good fun
3. 8:23 – Horace Silver soul-jazz anthem, glides without friction, slinky solos
4. 3:27 – brisk, bouncy soul strut: catchy theme and brief, popping solos
5. 5:00 – cute soul-bossa theme; solos are relaxed and right in the pocket
6. 3:27 – funky ditty: odd theme plays with time, sax digs into it
7. 3:08 – standard ballad: organ is deep and rich, sax & guitar are lovely
8. 4:44 – nice rolling groove, feels like a road song; organ & guitar dive in

[ Fo ] - April 2012

Track Listing
1.Tres Ritmo 5.Artful Dodger
2.Beat Street 6.Restoring The Faith
3.Song For My Father 7.In A Sentimental Mood
4.Rehab 8.Reversi