Release Date: 16 February 2018
Format: LP Vinyl
|MICHAEL BLICHER, DAN HEMMER & STEVE GADD OMARA Limited Vinyl LP
'Omara' the second album from soul jazz trio Blicher Hemmer Gadd featuring legendary drummer Steve Gadd. "A straight to the point good-time set of soul/jazz sparked with shades of R&B and blues that leaves the crowd whooping for more" Modern Drummer Magazine.
A chance encounter and a shared love of a special kind of music led Steve Gadd, known for his collaborations with Paul Simon, Steely Dan, Eric Clapton and Chick Corea amongst others, to join forces with saxophonist Michael Blicher and Hammond organ player Dan Hemmer in 2014.
The band has toured throughout Europe and Scandinavia on two occasions, and 'Omara' was recorded live in Germany, England and Denmark during their 2016 tour. The recordings captured the amazing energy from four exceptional late-night shows at some of Europe's most intimate jazz clubs and Blicher, Hemmer and Gadd swing superbly within the relaxed grooves of this brilliant, enthusiastically received, live set.
The album offers a unique experience to hear one of the world's most innovative and highly regarded drummers display his talent, playing a type of music he is very passionate about - soul jazz in an organ trio setting. Of the albums nine tracks, the emphasis is on original music by Michael Blicher, supplemented by the blues classic "My Babe" and the spiritual "Elijah Rock".
Personnel: Michael Blicher (saxophones), Dan Hemmer (Hammond organ), Steve Gadd (drums)
2. Elijah Rock
3. They Had No Roses
4. The Colour Red
5. Three Grains Of Salt
6. My Babe
7. If I Were A Cow
8. Korean BBQ