Monday, September 2, 2013

Doug Serd, Beautiful Friendship

A good swinging organ trio with trombone in the driver's seat? Well that's what you get on Doug Serd's Beautiful Friendship (self-released). It's a nicely put-together band of Serd on a lucid bop-ish bone, Peter Bernstein ace-ing it on the guitar, Rick Montalbano doing the genre to a "t" on B-3, and Terry Clarke churning and burning at the drums.

Seven songbook-jazz standards springboard the band into a very good place with solos for all and good foot patting for you. Everyone has just enough of themselves that it isn't deja vu all over again. It hangs there just right!

If you dig that sound, it's here all the way.

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