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Vic Juris: Listen Here

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The title of this trio date extends an invitation that fans of organ combos shouldn’t pass up. But it also offers a clue as to what rewards await listeners.

The album’s title track, after all, is an Eddie Harris classic that demands a soulful performance, and guitarist Vic Juris, Hammond B3 organist Brian Charette and drummer Anthony Pinciotti respond accordingly, with a slyly elegant slant on funk. When Juris contributes his own “Southside,” a smoker that appears to have been composed precisely for this sort of uncluttered setting, the result is a similarly expressive performance, albeit more swift and syncopated.

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