Savant SCD 2017
Breaking the Ice
With long, blues-drenched melodic lines and a distinctive style, guitarist-composer Bob DeVos has been attracting enthusiastic audiences and rave reviews with his own Hammond B-3 Trio. Bob started out replacing Pat Martino in the Trudy Pitts & Mr. C Organ Trio, then went on to perform and record extensively with other Hammond B-3 Organ trio legends: Charles Earland, Jimmy McGriff-Hank Crawford, Richard Groove Holmes-Sonny Stitt, Joey DeFrancesco, Dr. Lonnie Smith and many, many jazz greats outside the organ jazz genre. Breaking the Ice is Bobs debut CD as a leader with his great friend Charles The Mighty Burner Earland. This is a CD that casual listeners, jazz guitar aficionados, and reviewers still talk about: What an album it is, burning from beginning to end with that real 60s organ group vibe?. A storming recording. DeVos is a master of the style, building his solos from economically spaced entrances to double-time or Grant Green-like rhythmic displacement. His sound is to die for, rich, full, deep, positive, round and warm-Just Jazz Guitar.
Bob DeVos- guitar; Charles Earland- Hammond B3 organ/soprano saxophone; Master Henry Gibson- percussion; Vincent Ector- drums
Tracks: Breaking the Ice; Walk on By; You Don't Know What Love Is; Rue De La Burner; The Thrill Is Gone; Tri-Hog-Myth; Chasing the Bunny; Forget Me Nots; Blues for Bee Dee.
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