Tuesday, March 22, 2011

ASA Trio

Organ trios don´t appear often in this blog, but today we have one and it´s from Iceland! ASA Trio  is Andres Thor (guitar), Agnar Magnusson (Hammond B3) and Scott McLeMore (drums), and they recently released "ASA Trio plays the music of Thelonious Monk" (2011).

They play "Straight No Chaser", but stay clear of several obvious Monk tunes (like "Round Midnight"). Not making your standard "hit parade" is probably smart, making the music on the album sound more fresh.  I have to admit that organ jazz is not my primary choice, but this one swings real good!
You may buy it from ASA Trio´s site.

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