Sonic Diet

Tonight’s Jazz in the Park: The Funk and Soul of Orgone

Tonight’s Jazz in the Park will be more danceable than ever thanks to Los Angeles’ funk pros, Orgone — Fanny Franklin’s vocals dig deep into a classic soul sound and nicely compliments the prowess of her band mates: Sergio Rios (guitar), Dan Hastie (keys), Steward Killen (percussion), Sam Halterman (drums), Dareen Dardoza (trombone), Devin Williams (trumpet) and Ethan Phillips (bass). Orgone divulges of their history that “At the core of the band is a rhythm section comprised of close friends who have played together for more than ten years. Having grown artistically as a unit they function as one organic and intuitive whole. The original five-member band started out by putting their own gritty takes on tunes by the likes of the JBs, the Meters, Booker T. and the MGs, Grant Green and Funkadelic among many others.” eMusic says, “their music is terrifically unfussy, big slabs of grizzled R&B, greasy as fatback and thick as a very particular kind of smoke. At their best, they recall the majesty of Sly & the Family Stone.” Check out Orgone tonight in Cathedral Square Park from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. for another evening of outdoor  jazz and soul music of Milwaukee’s own Jazz in the Park.

This entry was published on July 7, 2011 at 8:01 pm. It’s filed under General and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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