Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio
I Told You So
Colemine, 2021

March 9, 2021

I Told You So (Colemine) is the second studio album by the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio.

Born in 2015 in Seattle, the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio released Close But No Cigar in 2016 and Live at KEXP! in 2018. They have enjoyed great success and toured both the USA and Europe. The trio features the leader on the Hammond organ, Jimmy James on guitar and Dan Weiss on drums. The sound is a brilliant mix of Meters, Jimmy Smith, James Brown, Booker T & MG’s developed with original compositions with a retro atmosphere.

The album maintains the proposal rich in groove and funk characteristic of the first two records. The initial “Hole In One” (but also “Fo Sho” and “Aces”) is based on a riff that seems to come from a James Brown work of the early 70s, while “Call Your Mom” ​​(a minor blues) it is clearly inspired by the atmosphere of Steve Cropper. “From The Streets” is a slower number with a softer groove and the guitar effect in the foreground, supported by the organ’s bass pedal. The cover of “Careless Whisper” is tinged with gospel veins, and quite amusing (and brilliant in its choice).

I Told You So is an album that confirms the excellent qualities of Devon Lamarr’s trio. It’s a fun, well played record, anchored to tradition but without being nostalgic. Certainly a group to follow live.



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