Rate: 200 kbps VBR / 44100
Size: 73,31 MB
Review by Scott Yanow
Raphael Wressnig was 28 at the time of this recording but is already considered one of Europe's top jazz organists. On this CD, Wressnig plays the usual assortment of blues and soul-jazz grooves but also stretches his instrument by playing some music that borders on the avant-garde, some funk, a second-line New Orleans parade rhythm groove, a soulful country ballad, and even hints of hip-hop.
Two songs are performed solely by Wressnig's Organic Trio, a unit that had been together for six years by 2008, featuring the fine guitarist Georg Jantscher and drummer Lukas Knöfler. Three numbers add either tenor saxophonist Craig Handy or Christian Bachner, two others have the team of trumpeter Eric Bloom and tenorman Sax Gordon, and the remaining two find percussionist Luis Ribeiro making the group a quartet.
The constant changes in instrumentation along with the wide variety of styles give Cut a Little Deeper on the Funk plenty of variety, but the main reason to pick up this CD is to discover the brilliant playing of Raphael Wressnig.
01 - Road To Detroit 04:50
02 - N.O.T. Aka N'awlins Thang 04:41
03 - Cut A Little Deeper On The Funk 07:08
04 - Ridin' 04:45
05 - Stringdance 05:20
06 - Exit Soul-Ville 07:45
07 - Midnight On The Bayou 07:04
08 - Twenty Four 04:49
09 - Growlin' The Blues 06:43
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