Organ trio Soulive brings funk, soul and jazz

Soulive, an organ trio blending funk, jazz and soul music, will perform at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 College St.  Tickets are $5 and will be sold at the door.

The trio of Alan Evans on drums, Neal Evans on organ and Eric Krasno on guitar melds traditional funk and soul in the vein of Jimmy Smith with the effusive improvisational stylings of Herbie Hancock. The group has risen to widespread critical acclaim and has captured  fans of another instrumental organ trio, Medeski, Martin and Wood, and the attention of jazz legends such as John Scofield, with whom the group recorded and performed in 1999.

After Soulive released its debut, Turn it Out, the trio toured with blues guitar great Robben Ford and soon were selling out their own shows throughout the Northeast. A remix of Turn it Out, including two new tracks recorded with Scofield, was released in 2000. The Village Voice said: “Heady with jazz interplay and dripping with funk, Soulive can galvanize a room at the drop of a bass pedal.”

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