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Big Organ Trio

by Big Organ Trio

Big Organ Trio's debut studio album hits the listener's ear with a startling and rare originality. The instrumental funk/jazz/rock Hammond organ trio has been touted as a more energy packed and amped up version of MMW and Soulive.
Genre: Rock: Funk Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Diva Mode
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2. Number 9
4:40 $0.99
3. Holy Roller
4:22 $0.99
4. Down and Dirty
3:51 $0.99
5. Earthquake
1:26 $0.99
6. Organ Grinder
4:33 $0.99
7. Dim the Lights
4:32 $0.99
8. Showtime
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9. Clown Boy
4:27 $0.99
10. Road Rage
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Album Notes
Big Organ Trio - self-titled debut CD
Released: 2006



Big Organ Trio, (Mike Mangan - Hammond B3 Organ; Bernie Bauer - Electric Bass; Brett McConnell - Drums), whose debut album was recorded and mixed entirely on analog tape, welcomes several guest musicians into the studio. Guitarist Ken Barclay, sax and flute player Mike Sirkin, and percussionist Damion Corideo, all lend their talents to several songs.

On the first track, Diva Mode, Bauer and McConnell lay down a powerful funk groove ala James Brown and Bootsy Collins. This cut features spectacular sax solos, ripping organ solos by Mangan, as well as infectious percussion.

Number 9, an energy-packed boogaloo with a few clever time signature twists, introduces some tasty guitar work, utilizes percussion, and exhibits an organ solo that explodes with a fire and tone comparable to Jimi Hendrix.

Holy Roller starts as a soulful gospel/pop tune, utilizing some classic Hammond tones and more guitar. The tune ends with a lively double-time romp that highlights a rollicking Allman Brothers-style slide guitar and organ duel.

Down and Dirty is a trio-only tune that displays a hard funk groove and some of the nastiest tones and riffs on the album.

Earthquake is a specialty track.....a minute and a half of one the craziest organ swells ever put on tape.

Organ Grinder starts with a mellow psychedelic mood while incorporating flute and percussion. The song utilizes a very creative Latin rhythm arrangement for drums, and ends with a hair-raising organ, drums, and percussion extravaganza reminiscent of early Santana.

Dim the Lights is a trio-only tune, and boasts a slow and crazy rock riff coupled with some odd time shifts and powerful Pink Floyd-esque organ and bass solos.

Showtime is an upbeat and funky trio-only cut with amazing band interplay, showcasing spectacular solos from each member and an undeniable groove.

Clown Boy is a trio-only track and features a wonderfully rickety groove, an amazing drum solo ala Elvin Jones, and some maniacal high velocity organ runs.

The last tune's name, Road Rage, speaks for itself. It offers a deep funk groove coupled with some burning bass and organ solos, a little percussion fueled spice, and more cleverly placed Latin grooves pulled off beautifully on the drums.


BAND BIO (2006):

B.O.T.'s ability to fuse different genres produces an innovative, modern, and totally original soundscape. McConnell blasts out highly creative and energy packed grooves in various styles. Bauer emits an undeniable pocket and tone, while often taking over lead melodies and solos on the bass. Together they comprise a driving, yet refined, rhythm section that delivers an amazing live punch. Add to the mix Mangan's intensely original approach to the Hammond B3 organ and we have a band that has achieved a very difficult task: finding its own voice. Big Organ Trio helps bring the organ trio format into the new millennium by approaching it in their own way. Plainly stated, B.O.T. doesn’t sound like any other organ based band, and they are spreading excitement in the younger music fan community about the untapped capabilities of this kind of line up. Big Organ Trio released their debut album in early 2006, and for music fans, they continue to be an electrifying band to see live.



"The Los Angeles-based Big Organ Trio has big funk, big nastiness, big charisma, and even bigger potential...The compositions BOT navigates through are engagingly complex but not wanky, giving the agile trio ample space to showcase their versatile chops and improvisational creativity... making the organ trio configuration sing with a fresh, raucous voice."
- Keyboard Magazine

"BOT is about deep B3 Funk Rock grooves with a Jam Band sensibility. There’s improvisation all over this CD, but this is more rock than jazz, more funk than blues...If you like your organ to rock and funk you (think MMW, Azymuth, Niacin), then check this disc out."



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Here I am again!
This is the 3rd CD that I have purchased for someone else...this CD makes a great gift for someone who really appreciates music!


ass-kicking funk/jazz/rock/jam
Put this in your cd player, turn in up LOUD and then you just try not to dance! This may be dangerous while driving. There is no funkier instrument than the hallowed B3 and nobody's tearing it up these days like BIG ORGAN TRIO!


The best trio I have ever heard!
B.O.T. Takes Fusion, Jazz, Funk, to a new level!
this is a must have Cd! Buy one for the whole family!

Djtoloza (Luis Toloza)

big organ trio , great boogaloo sound!!
Hello BIG ORGAN TRIO , still i dont have the big pleasure of listen The Lp, but i want to listeneng now , only i know just the song here and in your "myspace" But i want ton know if i can find in VINYL , because , i love ,hammond ,and i love Vinyl, too , , keep the groove boogaloo good music !

greeting from Latinamerica!

Allen C.

Big Organ Trio wins at life.
Big Organ Trio shows an impressive range of musical ability in this album, from the high-energy, fast beat song Road Rage to the relaxing song, Dim The Lights. In a musical world where artists always want to cram all the lame rhymes and pious political messages into their lyrics, it's nice to see a band bold enough to do away with lyrics and focus entirely on their amazing ability to Jam.


The organ solo's are great. Really something to hear.


This has totally blown my mind!It is so cool to hear a young person play the B3 the way it should be played.This cd KICKS ASS!!!


Once year hear this, you'll breathe a LONG-OVERDUE sigh of relief!
Man, does this album cook...looks as though the sounds of the mighty Hammond B-3 haven't diminished over the years, but that's what happens when one as talented and imaginitive as Mike Mangan comes along and gives it a fresh new spin on life. With the aid of an equally talented rhythm section (comprised of bass player Bernie Bauer and drummer Brett McConnell), Mangan proceeds to rewrite the book on how to thoroughly maximize the potential of an often-overlooked addition to the keyboard family. Rock, Funk, Jazz, Blues, Latin, you name it. No genre's safe from this guy nor his "partners in crime" for that matter. Only thing keeping this from being a stellar 5-star outing was that the tracks could've been longer for the sake of stretching out the band's considerable chops. Hopefully on their next release, that wish will be granted.

In the meantime, grab yourself a copy and lose yourself in a sea of smokin' hot organ grooves rarely experienced in recent times!!!

Spaghetti Cake

Modern jazz organ trio classic!
These guys are definitely trying to keep it fresh, not just rehash the same old funk organ trio cliches. The tunes are well written, and well played. The CD is a wild musical romp, and fun as heck to listen to for fans of the Hammond B3 organ genre or jazz/funk jam grooves.


awsomeeeeeeeeeee banddddd!!
music has a very distinct positive energy to itt
organ is amazing

you guys should definitely do a tour!
come down to new york city!
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