quinta-feira, 12 de outubro de 2017
Linda Dachtyl - Jazz Organ
Linda is a performer, composer, and music instructor at Kenyon College. Her playing experience includes jazz, blues, rock, and classical music genres. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance from Capital University and a Master of Arts in Percussion Pedagogy from The Ohio State University. Linda’s LDB3 and Friends 2006 Chicken Coup Records release,”Blue Bop” has received very favorable local and national reviews and also charted for 6 weeks on jazzweek.com in the summer of 2006. Linda’s second release on Chicken Coup Records, “For Hep Cats” was released nationally on January 8, 2008 and achieved a chart position of No. 45 on the jazzweek.com Top 100. In addition to her B3 quartet, she is also the leader of the “QED” jazz piano trio that works frequently in the central Ohio area.
Linda Dauwalder-Dachtyl was introduced to organ jazz community by Tony Monaco with her LDB3 and Friends (Chicken Coop, 2006), a durable and well-received debut. Dachtyl is back with a blues-infused collection that samples Ray Charles, Howlin' Wolf, and Thelonious Monk.
Dachtyl's core trio includes guitarist Robert Kraut (also associated with Monaco) and husband/drummer Cary Dachtyl. When Cary is out, Jim Rupp takes care of the percussion chores. On board for this recording also is tenor saxophonist Gene Walker, who achieves an immediate slow simmer with Dachtyl on the opener, "Trouble. Walker introduces the familiar head and steps aside for Kraut and Dachtyl to solo, hitting a frantic double-time break before returning.
This is quite an elegant jazz organ disc. There is not nearly the unnecessary grease one might expect. While Dachtyl isn't plowing any new fields here, she does maintain the center admirably.