Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Funky Organics - The Funky Organics (2016)

Source & Label: Chicken Coup Records

Staying true to the Chicken Coup mission statement, this CD is funky, cool, tap-your-toes B3 organ rock! On this very hip recording from an accomplished and polished player, the tunes are accessible, catchy, and downright tasty.  

Educated at world renowned music school Indiana University, jazz trumpeter Rick Savage has lived and worked in and around New York City for the past 25 years. He is proud to be a part of 2 cd projects for 2012; for free jazz enthusiasts "INNERrOUTe" & for straight ahead jazz enthusiasts, legendary drummer Eliot Zigmund's "Trio EZ".

Rick also has a rich composing background. He recently scored "A Whole New Day" for Cinemax, staring James Gandolfini. Other composing credits include jingles & industrial films for Nissan & Pfizer. Rick's experiences as a former band member / studio musician for the following well known artists, set the stage for the makings of an extremely versatile musician.

Rick has performed and/or recorded with Tania Maria, Gerry Mulligan, Jack McDuff, Mel Lewis, Nancy Wilson, Tony Bennett, Mel Torme, Toshiko Aikioshi, Warne Marsh, Randy Brecker, Michael Jackson, Daniel Ponce, Nestor Torres, Henry Mancini and many others.

Cissy Strut
The Lizard
Lentil Soup
Groove With Me
Soul Bossa
Funk Time
Fungi Groove
Grease Ball 

Mark Minchello: organ, leader
Vinny Conigliaro: drums
Rick Savage: trumpet
Bob Hanlon: sax