Versatile rockin’ jazz organ Mike Bogle Trio – DR. B!: This great (& FUN) extended play (EP) release features some superb jazz organ work by Mike; he’s joined by guitarist Rich McLure and drummer Ivan Torres, and they tear the house down, especially on tunes like the swingin’ “On The Street Where You Live“… since their rendition is 8:06, you get to hear each player in the trio show their unique skills… their energy together is palpable, and you’ll find yourself spinning this one over & over again.
Though I didn’t spot any live video performances from the current release, you’ll still want to SUBSCRIBE to Mike’s YouTube channel, where you can learn much more about this brilliant artist – I did (right away)!
The opener alone, a 5:46 iteration of “Cherokee“, makes the album well worth the purchase… Ivan’s succinct drums on this one make the song come absolutely ALIVE, folks… dig it…
There was no doubt in my mind what my personal favorite of the five songs offered up would be… “Splanky – Route 66 (Medley)” (by Neil Hefty) is right ON down & funky… when it comes to jazz that tears th’ roof off th’ top of the Chicken Shack – this is IT, folks… this tune made it on to my iPhone player list in a permanent slot… Mike’s vocal work on this one makes it a true jazz WINNER!
I give Mike & his players a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of 4.98 for this keeper. Get more information on Mike’s website. Rotcod Zzaj
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