SCCD 31805 Rich Perry Trio “Organique”

As Rich Perry’s previous release SCCD 31776 “Nocturne” deviated the standard quartet configuration by replacing piano with guitar, on this his 22nd album Rich tries something new again: an organ trio. With his two long-time creative partners (Gary Versace at the keyboard and Jeff Hirshfield on drums) Rich Perry opens a new chapter of the art of jazz improvisation.

“This is standards-centered jazz of the best sort.”
(Derek Taylor- dusted magazine on SCCD 31776 Nocturne)

“Rich Perry is that rarest of tenor saxophonists — a complete musician with an understanding of space and timing, a palpable sense of color and humor and absolutely no need to showboat or compromise .…. he makes jazz that’s adventurous and highly listenable with a smart and sympathetic band playing standards not frequently performed and in new ways of playing in the tradition.”
(Donald Elfman – AAJ on SCCD 31558 East Of The Sun & West Of 2nd Ave.)

RICH PERRY tenor saxophone
GARY VERSACE Hammond B-3 organ

Recorded February 2014

1 Toys (Herbie Hancock) 9:59
2 I Didn’t Know What Time It Was (Richard Rodgers) 9:06
3 Afternoon In Paris (John Lewis) 10:05
4 Without A Song (Vincent Youmans) 9:16
5 Thad’s Pad (Hank Jones) 10:03
6 Dance Of The Infidels (Bud Powell) 8:16

Total Playing Time 56:48

EAN/UPC 716043180523