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Jared Gold - All Wrapped up (Posi-Tone, 2011)

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Organist Jared Gold builds a fine mainstream outing of hard-bop, blues and ballads on this album in conjunction with Ralph Bowen on tenor saxophone, Jim Rotondi on trumpet and flugelhorn and Quincy Davis on drums.

They open the the record fast with a couple of fine cookers, “My Sentiments Exactly" and “Get Out of My Sandbox," both of which feature fast grooving organ solos and deft bass pedal work, along with fleet work from the horns and drums. The full band as an organic unit is the key to “Midnight Snack," with the horns raving strongly over organ and drums before Rotundi breaks out with a deep sputtering trumpet solo over bubbling organ and drums.

Blues comes to the forefront on “Mama Said," introduced by strutting horns, they set the stage for a deeply grooved tenor saxophone solo over a rock solid medium boil organ and drums table setting. Ballads are also a part of the album, with “Piece of Mine," “Dark Blue" and “Saudades" slowing the tempos.

These performances allow Gold to play in a more lush, full bodied style, where texture takes precedence over muscularity. The horns play with great patience and style and Davis keeps things moving admirably. This album is accessible and enjoyable for mainstream jazz or B-3 organ aficionados, the music is played with a thoughtful panache that suits the players and compositions well.

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