Unsigned Artist Of The Month Darren Heinrich

With his latest album, New Vintage Tunes for the Hammond Organ, Australian B-3 cat Darren Heinrich reminds us what chill organ jazz is all about. Darren maintains a traditional vibe, channeling Jimmy Smith and Larry Young, and seems to have nothing to prove — which is the key to this album’s success. Unhurried and uncluttered, tunes like “Slinky” strut along with just enough grace to make you grin — and just enough dirt and funk to make you groove in your chair; “I Don’t Know,” in contrast, is a bittersweet ballad led by mellow guitar and supported by Darren’s floating organ work. Strong jazz from a player to watch. Dazzjazz.com
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 With his latest album, New Vintage Tunes for the Hammond Organ, Australian B-3 cat Darren Heinrich reminds us what chill organ jazz is all about. Darren maintains a traditional vibe, channeling Jimmy Smith and Larry Young, and seems to have nothing to prove — which is the key to this album’s success. Unhurried and uncluttered, tunes like “Slinky” strut along with just enough grace to make you grin — and just enough dirt and funk to make you groove in your chair; “I Don’t Know,” in contrast, is a bittersweet ballad led by mellow guitar and supported by Darren’s floating organ work. Strong jazz from a player to watch. Dazzjazz.com