"The Shirley Scott Trio WAS the Time" by Skip Heller
About the Album
The long-awaited new studio album of Skip Heller's own compositions (and one by Duke Ellington). With SH's best rhythm section yet: Joe Bagg on organ and Ryan Doyle on drums. All-new tunes, plus a couple of striking arrangements of older tunes (wait'll you hear "Train Rhythm Blue" -- Ray Campi would not approve, and the bonus cut is a trio version of "Savoy Trifle"). This will also be coming out on Dreambox. A very different organ trio record, to put it mildly. Recorded onstage at Pierce College with no headphones etc. Just three guys in a giant room.
January 1, 2006