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The Bruce Katz Band – Three Feet Off The Ground (2000) {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

The Bruce Katz Band – Three Feet Off The Ground (2000)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 57:08 minutes | Scans included | 2,43 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,17 GB
Genre: Jazz, Blues

It has been said that instrumentalist Bruce Katz has one foot in jazz and the other foot in the blues, but those aren’t the only styles that interest the organist/pianist; rock, soul, and gospel are also part of what he does. All of those influences assert themselves on Three Feet Off the Ground, which tends to be more aggressive and rockin’ than the album that preceded it, 1997’s Mississippi Moan. “Wrecking Ball” and “Beef Jerky” (which brings to mind Lee Morgan’s “The Sidewinder”) are definitely among the more forceful things Katz has recorded, and his guitarist Julien Kasper sounds equally uninhibited. Although Katz is a talented acoustic pianist with a healthy appreciation of Albert Ammons, his piano playing takes a back seat to the organ this time. Katz’s Hammond B-3 dominates the album, and one is reminded how appealing he is on the instrument. As an organist, Katz has a gritty, earthy sound that is somewhere between Jimmy Smith and Stax hero Booker T. Jones (of Booker T. & the MG’s fame). Three Feet Off the Ground is a release that blues, jazz, and rock fans alike will want to hear.

01. Beef Jerky
02. In The Shadow
03. Wrecking Ball
04. Way Down Time
05. Three Feet Off The Ground
06. Walk With Me
07. You’re It
08. Jet Lag
09. The Hook
10. Key To The City
11. Switchin’



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