The present day organ grinder refuses to die! Maybe that’s way this platter is called Eternal Funk - despite all the amputations and conflagrations, people are going to want to have earthy stuff to groove to and guys like Ken Clark will have the organ-ic acumen to give it to ‘em. Clark - who appears on blueswoman Michelle Wilson’s Wake Up Call - specializes in the sizzling, old-school R&B-charged jazz organ as immortalized by Jimmy McGriff and Big John Patton, so tantalizingly rich that if it were food, his organ sound would be a big plate of BBQ-enriched chicken ‘n’ ribs. The drums have the crisp snap of fresh corn on the cob and the guitar is in the tradition of sleek, single-note picking a la Grant Green - the all-important coleslaw in Clark’s jazz platter du jour. No, there’s not a lot of surprises to be had here, they don’t tweak the old family recipe much - but then again, they do what they do rather well, their tunes are all originals loaded with engaging melodic flair, so them that seek foot-tappin’ soulful sounds will find this disc a tasty snack indeed.
Artist / Group Name:Ken Clark Organ Trio
CD Title:Eternal Funk
Genre:Soul / Funk Jazz
Musicians:K.C.: Hammond B-3 organ, Fender Rhodes piano; Mike Mele: guitar; Steve Chaggaris: drums.