I want every listener to feel great when they listen to music. (Quote Tom Dempsey)
Enjoy this own composition Saucy, which became the title song of this album, in a fragment of a concert at the Columbia University, 2012 .
Tom Dempsey is accompanied by Ron Oswanski at the Hammond B3 organ and Alvin Atkinson on drums. Ron Oswanski debuted last summer with his album December’s song.
His album Saucy contains ten tracks, half his own compositions – half standards. Buddy Montgomery’s Bock to Bock ( Monk and Wes’ younger brother), Lee Morgan’s Ceora and the Simon and Carfunkel hit Bridge Over Troubled Water, which remembers him to the Katrina and Sandy hurricanes. Ceora, which debuted on Lee Morgan’s Blue Note album Cornbread ( September 1965), has always been one of my favorites, he says in the liner notes: The rhythmic background of the sounds of Brazil coupled with the sophisticated rhythms, melodic and harmonic attributes if be-bop and hard bop music make for a very interesting marriage of musical textures.
The album ends with Tom Dempsey’s Pat-a-tat-tat, an uptempo composition by Dempsey, written for Pat Martino, a jazz icon he admires … It belongs to my favorites of this album.
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The Tom Dempsey Trio has that specific sound of the jazz guitar in combination with the groovy sounds of the Hammond B3 organ .... a popular sonic palette. Tom Dempsey's latest album, entitled Saucy, features Ron Oswanski at the Hammmond B3 organ and Alvin Atkinson on drums. A great album to find a copy.
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