Deep Blue Organ Trio – Deep Blue Bruise
Delmark DE 556
Compact Disc (2004)
Organist Chris Foreman is a Chicago legend who Peter Margasak of The Chicago Reader called “Chicago’s most exciting and under-recorded organist”. Bobby Broom’s bio lists Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis and Dr. John as previous associations, but this CD will place him alongside other great guitarists in the organ combo setting like George Benson, Wes Montgomery and Grant Green. Greg Rockingham has played drums with Kenny Burrell, Charles Earland and Ellis Marsalis. Formed in 1992, Deep Blue Organ Trio has appeared weekly at Chicago’s Green Mill since April 2003. Deep Blue Bruise serves as an exciting and soulful confirmation that the organ combo format is alive & well.
Personnel: Chris Foreman, Bobby Broom & Greg Rockingham; Also available: Bobby Broom – Modern Man (Delmark 530).