DTC Organ Trio – 8.30.15 – Highland Park, Pittsburgh, PA

Dan Wilson – guitar
Cliff Barnes – organ
Dave Throckmorton – drums

This past Sunday was the last in a short run of free jazz concerts that I’ve attended this summer and it was certainly not a bad one to end on.  The DTC Organ Trio (AKA Wilson/Barnes/Throckmorton) presented the loyal Reservoir of Jazz series audience with two sets of tasteful and soulful organ jazz.

This was just my second time seeing this group and I enjoyed it just as much this time as the last.  All three musicians are incredible.  Anyone familiar with this site knows that I’m a pretty big Throck fan.  In this trio, I think that he adds a certain raw spontaneity whereas other drummers might have a tendency to go too smooth on this material.  I also dug the arrangements especially a reggae-infused take on “Tell Me Something Good” by Rufus, which was actually written by Stevie Wonder as Barnes informed the audience, as well as their version of Duke Ellington‘s “Caravan” as shown in the shown video above.

People really do come out for these shows, as well they should.  I’m not always into the performers at these things, but the last three weeks at Highland Park have been incredible.  The crowd seemed to really enjoy this one, as is visible in the pic of some dancers near the front of the stage.

As the spokesman for the group, Cliff Barnes mentioned that the trio has recently recorded an album that should be released shortly.  So, be sure to support good local music and look for (and buy!) that one.


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