Sixties Soul Jazz
Doodlin’ classics from Fil Lorenz Soul-Tet.
Thursday, January 29, 2004
Fil Lorenz Soul-Tet plays Sixties music, but don’t expect to hear Bob Dylan or The Beatles from this quintet.
“We pay tribute to a lot of the Blue Note masters like Lou Donaldson, Stanley Turrentine and Grant Green,” says Fil Lorentz, the tenor saxophonist for the group. “The whole group is based around the sound of the Hammond B-3 organ.”
The four-month old band is actually a collective of various seasoned players in the Bay Area. Most of the players met while performing at the Boom Boom Room, a famous blues club that used to be owned by John Lee Hooker.
In the near future, Lorenz hopes to cut an album with his Soul-Tet. “The immediate plans are to write some Sixties-inspired original music,” he says.
Fil Lorenz Soul-Tet plays Viva Monterey, 414 Alvarado St., Friday at 9pm. Free. 646-1415.