Alexandre Huber Trio: Organic Sound

The Alexandre Huber Trio is almost painfully polite on Organic Sound (TCB). While organist Huber and his Swiss compatriot, drummer Alain Petitmermet, are both accomplished musicians, and the Belgian guitarist Bernard Dossin follows in the tradition of great Belgian jazz guitarists from Rene Thomas to Toots Thielemans to Philip Catherine, there is nary an ounce of grease on this entire live outing (recorded at the Chorus Club in Lausanne, Switzerland, in March 2003). Sure, the waltz-time number “Exploring the Dance” is tasty, the bossa “Sweet Cherry Music” is kinda cute and their rendition of “My Foolish Heart” is respectfully straightahead-but where’s the beef? This cat Huber could take a few lessons from “Papa” John DeFrancesco and Bruce Katz in how to put up the funk ‘n’ blues on the B3.