Courtesy of our friends over at Silverback Music Management, we’re giving away an awesome instrumental titled “Alakazam” by the Organically Good Trio. Founded by Slightly Stoopid’s keyboard player Paul Wolstencroft, OGT have a new album coming out this July on Stoopid Records…
You can download Organically Good Trio’s new song “Bad Mind People” for FREE on our home page, under the MP3 Leak of the Week section, on the right hand column! This Download will only be available until Saturday July 5th, 2014.
Organically Good Trio – “Alakazam”
In speaking with Jon Phillips of Silverback Management about doing some FREE features via The Pier’s MP3 Leak of the Week, the first band he recommended was Organically Good Trio. These guys aren’t quite on the radar of The Pier’s day-to-day which makes them a unique addition to the feature. There are no vocals, just pure instrumental as we debut a new song from Organically Trio’s upcoming Record, w/the track “Alakazam”.
The record, out in July on Stoopid Records, features the amazing skills of Steve Fell on guitar, the reliable soulful grooves of Eric Kalb on drums (John Schofield, Charlie Hunter, Dap Kings) as well as Paul Wolstencroft of Slightly Stoopid on Keys. The album also features a ton of guests including Timo Shanko (G Love), Karl Denson (Greyboy Allstars, Tiny Universe) and Rymo (Slightly Stoopid).
Here’s what keyboard player, Paul Wolstencroft had to say about the new song: ‘Alakazam’ is an instrumental styled after the great organ trio albums of the 60’s. Influences range from Jimmy McGriff to Grant Green and Jack McDuff. This song is a soul jazz type of groove that i learned from playing with the great Melvin Sparks. Melvin was the guitar player for Lou Donaldson and Jack McDuff and was on literally hundreds of jazz records in the 60’s and 70’s. He was a big influence on the younger organ players.
Stay tuned next week for another FREE song from the Silverback Music Management Vault!
Organically Good Trio Background:
Organically Good Trio is a Hammond organ driven roots instrumental group out of Boston. Founded by Slightly Stoopid keyboard player Paul Wolstencroft, the band has a sound reminiscent of the great organ trio albums of the late 60’s. The music takes elements of jazz and incorporates a blues, R&B and church sound. there’s a lot of feeling involved and a lot of Ray Charles influence, and even some hints of reggae.
At times they sound like Grant Green, the Meters or even Jimmy McGriff, but also can have hints of yournger bands such as the Mighty Imperials and the New Mastersounds. There’s a reason they use a Hammond organ in a church; it’s because it’s a very soulful instrument. It’s like an entire orchestra at your fingertips. Often imitated never duplicated, the Hammond organ is the organ sound everyone is after.
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Huge thanks again to Organically Good Trio & Silverback Management for allowing us to share new song “Alakazam” to post up for FREE download. Free music is a privilege that we’re grateful for and we appreciate the work these artists do! Please feel free to download this song for free and spread the awareness to your friends!
Enjoy the FREE track on the homepage!
Article By: Mike Patti
Watch: Organically Good Trio – Live at the Middle East Corner 2/1/14 Cambridge MA