Jared Gold: Supersonic

The ubiquitous NYC organist Jared Gold steps out as a leader and gets funky with guitarist Ed Cherry and drummer McClenty Hunter on this super-charged groove project. Highlights include a revved-up rendition of “Welcome Back” (theme song for the ’70s TV show Welcome Back, Kotter, rendered here as a James Brown-inspired throwdown), a soulful “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” the uptempo burner “Battle of Tokorazawa,” the gospel-soaked “Home Again” (with Cherry channeling Eric Gale) and a “Poinciana”-ish take on “Angel Eyes.”