I Told You So

Album Review of I Told You So by Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio.

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I Told You So

Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio

I Told You So by Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio

Release Date: Jan 29, 2021
Record label: Colemine
Genre(s): Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Soul Jazz, Electric Jazz

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I Told You So - Very Good, Based on 2 Critics

AllMusic - 80
Based on rating 8/10

In 2015, Seattle-based Hammond B-3 organist Delvon Lamarr was challenged by wife and partner Amy Novo to put together a career-making band; she'd take care of the business end so he could make music. 2018's self-financed live-in-studio debut, Close But No Cigar, and its Colemine follow-up, Live at KEXP, both hit the upper rungs of the national contemporary jazz charts. The band took their heady mix of jazz-funk, blues, R&B, and rock on the road across the U.S.

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Clash Music - 80
Based on rating 8

The trajectory of the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio is proof that talent - and the God-given aptitude towards funk - will out. A soul-jazz three piece rooted in the earthy sound of the Hammond organ, the group's 2016 debut album 'Close But No Cigar' became a word of mouth success, propelled forwards by their incendiary live shows. 'I Told You So' is the official follow up - though 2018's 'Live At KEXP!' set is also highly recommended - and it finds the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio settling back down into studio life.

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