Delvon Lamarr brought his greasy soul-jazz organ trio back to Fountain Square this past week, their second trip into Hi-Fi since late April 2019.
A night filled with great tunes from their first two albums, "Close But No Cigar" and "Live at KEXP!" plus a few new un-named tunes that will appear on an upcoming recording. The highlight for me was "Memphis" and the Curtis Mayfield classic "Move On Up".
The also threw in some elements of the Temptation's "My Girl", Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger", some Hendrix and more into some tunes. Led by organist Delvon Lamarr, the Seattle based band features the great Jimmy James on guitar and Steven Sandifer on drums. If them in your town, check them out if you get a chance!
Naptown's favorite son, Rob Dixon and his band Triology opened up the night with several tunes from the Triology songbook as well as tunes from Rob Dixon's great recording "Coast to Crossroads", produced by guitarist Charlie Hunter.
Dixon, an alumni of Illinois Jacquet's big-band for four years, also played and recorded with the legendary Headhunters, the Busselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra as well as his collaboration with Indy's legendary keyboardist Melvin Rhyne.
Triology consists of Rob Dixon on tenor and alto saxophones, Steven Jones on keyboard, Brandon Meeks on bass and Richard "Sleepy" Floyd on drums.