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The New Cool: Raw And Greasy Grooves From Tacoma

Cover art for “Close But No Cigar” by the DLO3";s:

You've heard him live in the knkx studios with fellow Tacoman Kareem Kandi, and now he's in the spotlight - Hammond organ master Delvon Lamarr's debut with his organ trio, the DLO3, is out now, and it's just the thing to steam up a cold winter in the Northwest.

“Close But No Cigar” is a funky, soulful, greasy collection of mostly originals, as well as clever reimagined classics by Al Green and Booker T Washington. Jimmy James is a burner on guitar with a psychedelic blues flavor that honors the spirit of Jimi Hendrix, and drummer David McGraw keeps the groove deep in the pocket, with Delvon's tasty comping and solos providing both the meat and potatoes of DLO3's heaping platter of soul jazz.

Win a free copy of the new CD here.

The New Cool airs Saturdays at 3:00 p.m. The program is hosted by Abe Beeson and produced by KNKX Public Radio in Seattle, Wash.

Abe grew up in Western Washington, a third generation Seattle/Tacoma kid. It was as a student at Pacific Lutheran University that Abe landed his first job at KNKX, editing and producing audio for news stories. It was a Christmas Day shift no one else wanted that gave Abe his first on-air experience which led to overnights, then Saturday afternoons, and started hosting Evening Jazz in 1998.