The following is a CD review of The Tone Generator featured on JazzReview.com. Written by Lee Prosser.
CD Title: The Tone Generator
Record Label: Organ-Ized Records
Style: Contemporary Jazz
The Tone Generator features the organ magic of Eric “Scorch” Scortia. The Hammond B-3 organ is alive, hot to trot, and a perfect companion for Scortia whose keyboard techniques are in top form. Scortia is superb in this wonderfully eclectic collection of eleven jazz selections.
Scortia is joined by Andrew Griffith on drums, Marchel Ivery on tenor saxophone, and Clint Strong on guitar. These four musicians form a perfect musical union, and the solo work as well as the group work is pure and sweet and hot! This is the kind of CD organ jazz that comes along once in a great while, and this is that great while and here it is!
The musicians are topnotch, and so are their performances. There are eleven songs on the CD collection. Songs include: “Comin’ Home Baby,” “Black Talk,” “Ode to Billy Joe,” “Let the Music Take Your Mind,” “The Scorpion,” “Son of a Pracher Man,” “Think.” “Mr. T.,” “We Are Not Alone,” and a memorable interpretation of the American Standard, “Softly As In A Morning Sunrise.”
If you like jazz organ, get a copy of this fine CD for yourself, your most intimate companion, and each of your friends, for it is a one of a kind special recording. Each performance is perfect, and this is a CD that will endure as a classic jazz organ music collection. Every performer on the CD is superb, as is the jazz!
Highly recommended. One of a kind. Special. Pure jazz. That is how I would sum this collection of jazz songs and the group performing those songs! Scortia and his crew are perfect in their interpretations of these jazz songs. The Tone Generator !!!!!!
Tracks: These eleven tracks will have appeal to all jazz listeners with their fresh creativity and verve!
Reviewed by: Lee Prosser