Album Was Highest Debuting CD On Both Mainstream & College Jazz Charts
Lansing, MI – organissimo is proud to announce the August 8th release of its second full-length studio album, This Is The Place (Big O Records 2404) which further refines the trio’s signature sound that made its debut in 2003 on the award-winning album Waiting For The Boogaloo Sisters… (PKO Records 020). The new CD documents the continued evoluion of organissimo’s own ensemble material with eight brand new originals and also includes a lilting Latin interpretation of the standard Tenderly and a reverent version of Frank Zappa’s rock anthem Peaches En Regalia, a crowd favorite at shows!
Just two weeks after its release, This Is The Place was, at #29, the #1 CD debuting on the JazzWeek Top-50 jazz chart measuring airplay around the US entering. It had been Chartbound" for 2 weeks at America's leading jazz radio trade publication. The CD has already been the #1 jazz CD at WEMU, WCMU, WGVU & WYCE and in the top-10 of WBEZ, KIPO & KNTU.
At college radio This Is The Place was the #1 debuting jazz CD at #28 on the CMJ Top-40 jazz chart the week of its release, and moved up 13 positions to #15 the following week. It remained at #15 the next week but is highlighted as having upward momentum. CMJ reporters made the CD a Top-5 jazz add for the three-week period preceding and following its release (#2, #1 and #5).
Early comments from radio programmers around the country as well as initial reviews of the CD have already praised organissimo’s originality, their fresh sound, and their wide appeal.
Not content with simply imitating the great organ groups of yesteryear, This Is The Place naturally extends the legacy of the organ trio in new and exciting directions.
Organist and bandleader Jim Alfredson (Lansing, MI) began writing his own music at the age of eight and at sixteen dedicated himself solely to the Hammond B3. In 1997 he met guitarist Joe Gloss (Lansing, MI), who also started playing at the age of 8. They co-led various groups before meeting drummer Randy Marsh (Grand Rapids, MI), a veteran of the west-Michigan jazz scene, in November of 2000. organissimo was born and very quickly became the premier jazz trio in the state.
Now, with the release of This Is The Place, organissimo is poised to break out nationally.
For more information, contact:
PO Box 16129
Lansing, MI 48901-6129