Sam Yahel: In The Blink Of An Eye

cover picture Naxos 86043-2

Sam Yahel, Hammond B-3 organ
Peter Bernstein, guitar
Brian Blade, drums
Kahlil Kwame Bell, percussion

On this CD, Sam Yahel discovers more and more the tonal freedom without leaving the base of harmonies. That reminds us the way Dan Wall goes with great success. Obviously, Sam has found the kind of his own how to elicit jazz notes from his B-3.
A certain softness describes all the songs on this album, particularly "Spring Is Here", a ballad which starts with a deep and low organ. Sam avoids nearly completely any effects the organ would be capable of - a clear registration with a faint vibrato, that's all.
The other members of the trio support this fine style masterly.



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