In a blistering set of experimental jazz with organ bonanza, the Alex Nauman Organ Trio dropped tunes from the new disk on a robust crowd at the Railyard on Saturday night.
The party was in celebration of the release of the group’s first album, “Loud Lullabies.” The trio appeared small onstage, but their sound was robust. They followed a set of tunes from the new album with an onstage musical collaboration that continued to add local talents until the stage was overflowing with musicians.
Parker Brown took slapped around his bass with Nauman gigging along. Matt Rogers (who opened the set with the S.O.B.s) joined the mix on guitar, and Gy Moody was the last to take the stage, at first holding the mic for organ player Erik Olson as he wailed on sax, then belting out the only vocals of the group’s set.
Nauman, Edwards and Olson make up the Alex Nauman Organ Trio. Their debut album “Loud Lullabies” features 10 tunes—all originals except for a cover of a Santana song from the late 70s. The experiential trio formed in November 2009. They rest on that bleeding edge of jazz development, pushing the boundaries of contemporary jazz. “Loud Lullabies” illustrates the group’s ability to blend heavy influences from rock and funk while melding harmony with distorted guitar sounds and plenty of wailing organ.
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