14 August Monday: The Big Sound of the Hammond with Rick Robertson Trio: $10 with a free drink!
Monday nights 7pm-10pm
$10 entry includes one free drink!
“What could be a better way to spend a Monday evening than listening to largely blues-based jazz, inhabiting that red-light zone where swing grooves and shuffles exchange bodily fluids?”
John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald, Dec 2016
$10 cover charge includes one free beer, wine or soft drink on entry!
Don’t like Mondays…? You will now!
Foundry616 welcomes back saxophonist Rick Robertson in his Classic Organ Trio featuring the finest Jazz and Funk Organ player in town Stu Hunter.
Well known for his work with internationally acclaimed and award winning acid jazz band d.i.g (Directions In Groove) and more recently with the Eon Beats Project, Rick Robertson also leads this fine trio playing jazz with soul. Think Michael Buble’ meets Bill Withers… from jazz standards and latin jazz groove to funky beats and beyond.
Pianist and composer Stu Hunter is a rising star in modern jazz. His lauded album, the muse (2007) was followed by the award-winning sophomore suite, the gathering (2010) which The Australian declared “a milestone in contemporary jazz” while his project The Migration was nominated for 2016 ARIA Award for Best Jazz Album. He also leads HIT! – his own organ trio of groove-laden sounds.
A bit about organ jazz trio’s/quartets:
Organ trios were a popular type of jazz ensemble for club and bar settings in the 1950s and 1960s, performing a blues-based style of jazz that incorporated elements of R&B. The organ trio format was characterized by long improvised solos and an exploration of different musical “moods”.
In organ trios, the Hammond organist plays several roles, including playing the basslines (either on the bass pedalboard or on the lower manual of the organ), playing chords (“comping”), and playing lead melodic lines and solos. In organ trios with a guitarist, the guitarist usually ‘fills in’ the musical parts that the organist is not performing. For example, if the organist is soloing and playing a bassline, the guitarist may play chords.
Organ trios of the 1950s and 1960s often played soul jazz, a groove-infused style that incorporated blues, gospel and rhythm and blues. 1970s-era organ trios such as Tony Williams’ band Lifetime played jazz-rock fusion. In the 1990s and 2000s, organ trios such as Medeski, Martin and Wood and Soulive became involved in the burgeoning jamband scene.
Foundry 616, 616 Harris St Ultimo
Rick Robertson Trio plays every second Monday in Autumn/Winter seasons
7pm – 10pm
$10 entry (includes 1 x free beer, wine or soft drink)
Tickets only available at door
Full bar and a light dinner menu available
General Admission, Concession, Dinner & Show – 7pm, Dinner & Show – 8pm, Premium Dinner & Show, Drinks & Show
Date: 14 August 2017
Start time: 19:00
End time: 22:00
Venue: Foundry 616
Phone: 02 9211 9442