You've heard him live in the knkx studios with fellow Tacoman Kareem Kandi, and now he's in the spotlight - Hammond organ master Delvon Lamarr's debut with his organ trio, the DLO3, is out now, and it's just the thing to steam up a cold winter in the Northwest.
“Close But No Cigar” is a funky, soulful, greasy collection of mostly originals, as well as clever reimagined classics by Al Green and Booker T Washington. Jimmy James is a burner on guitar with a psychedelic blues flavor that honors the spirit of Jimi Hendrix, and drummer David McGraw keeps the groove deep in the pocket, with Delvon's tasty comping and solos providing both the meat and potatoes of DLO3's heaping platter of soul jazz.
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The New Cool airs Saturdays at 3:00 p.m. The program is hosted by Abe Beeson and produced by KNKX Public Radio in Seattle, Wash.