Louis Pain



More Today Than Yesterday

Mel Brown B-3 Organ Group


This is "Volume 2" of the pair of Mel Brown B-3 Organ Group CD's that were recorded in celebration of the 16th anniversary of the band's regular Thursday night gig at Portland's Jimmy Mak's.  Here is Downbeat's Frank-John Hadley's review of the CD: 

“Something special happens when this local quintet appears at Jimmy Mak’s jazz club in Portland, OR.  Playing “Hip Shaker” and “House of the Rising Sun,” saxophonist Renato Caranto works himself into a state of wild excitement worthy of a honking tenorman walking the bar in R&B’s golden age.  On the aforementioned and most of the other well-played songs, drummer Mel Brown, guitarist Dan Balmer and swinging organ player Louis Pain evince a more temperate but equally convincing affinity for the blues.”

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