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Deep Blue Organ Trio: Goin’ to Town: Live at the Green Mill

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Recorded live at the Green Mill in Chicago, this album is notable for the way this veteran trio builds each performance to a soulful, audience-reaching climax. There are no tricks here, just solid, old-school grooves, hearts in the right place and focused solo construction with a sense of direction. The Deep Blue trio of organist Chris Foreman, guitarist Bobby Broom and drummer Greg Rockingham has been playing weekly at the Green Mill since 2003.

The album includes six performances, with three clocking in at more than 12 minutes apiece. Yet these tracks-the standards “Once I Loved,” “The Way You Look Tonight” and “12th of Never”-never grow tiresome. The other tunes include Earth, Wind and Fire’s “Can’t Hide Love” and a couple of original blues. A DVD production of these performances is also available.

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