Gregor Hilden Organ Trio • Vintage Wax

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The late 1950s/early 60s were the golden era of organ trios, when virtuosos such as Jimmy Smith or Larry Young and earthy, blues-based Hammond masters such as Brother Jack McDuff or Big John Patton recorded legendary albums and rocked smoky clubs with guitarists such as Kenny Burrell or Grant Green.

The Gregor Hilden Organ Trio celebrates those times on their vintage instruments – on the present album with original compositions in the old style such as the title song “Vintage Wax”, as well as a classic of the genre, Jimmy McGriff’s “All About My Girl”. But the trio of the guitarist from Münster/Germany goes far beyond that and broadens the stylistic range with Soul Power, Funk Grooves, Mellow Moods and – just like they did on their “First Take” album – with a surprising instrumental version of a hit melody. Gregor Hilden once again underpins his renown as an extremely versatile guitarist with deep blues roots who makes every note count instead of wasting too many. He has by now become an institution on his instrument with an immediately identifiable own style – which is also appreciated by almost 90,000 followers and millions of listeners on his YouTube Channel.

As before, the outstanding organist (and on two tracks singer) Wolfgang Roggenkamp is equally featured with his fluid solos, rhythmic chording and bass pedal work – perfect command of the Hammond vocabulary paired with creative inspiration. Hilden and Roggenkamp have also penned over half of the songs on this album together.

Groovemeister Dirk Brand is also on board again, providing rock-solid beats and tasty breaks. 
(Klaus Kilian)

 

Additional product information

recorded: 2020
time: 59:54

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