Organissimo: 'Smoking Section' Organissimo is a modern take on the traditional organ and guitar-based jazz trio, reminiscent of 1950s and '60s Jimmy Smith recordings. They focus more on original material than covering jazz standards and say all three members contribute equally to the group sound.
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Organissimo: 'Smoking Section'

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Organissimo: 'Smoking Section'

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Organissimo is a modern take on the traditional organ and guitar-based jazz trio, reminiscent of 1950s and '60s Jimmy Smith recordings. They focus more on original material than covering jazz standards and say all three members contribute equally to the group sound.

Organ-guitar-drum trio Organissimo (l to r): Randy Marsh, Jim Alfredson, and Joe GlossĀ  Mark Sheldon hide caption

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Organist Jim Alfredson and guitarist Joe Gloss originally met at Michigan State University in 1997. Together they co-led various groups before meeting drummer Randy Marsh in the fall of 2000. They say "his experience and leadership served as the last piece of the puzzle and Organissimo was born."

The band's previous album Waiting For the Boogaloo Sisters... recieved numerous local and national awards including a 2003 WYCE Jammy Award for Best Jazz Album. Their latest album This Is the Place features original material like the selected track "Smoking Section'" and even a cover of Frank Zappa's "Peaches En Regalia."