Where technology meets art

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George Fludas, Organ Quartet, August 2018 – Chicago, Illinois

To quote jazz critic John Corbett: “George Fludas is one of the greatest drummers ever to come
out of Chicago, an impeccable swinger with imagination, class, moxie, and a clear sense of the
full span of jazz tradition.” Here, George is playing with his quartet featuring organ, guitar, tenor
saxophone, and drums. The organ has a storied history in jazz, yet often played with repeated
patterns and clichés -- but not here. Although the playing in these performances is grounded in
traditional blues, it is original and creative. Further enhancing the enjoyment, only the highest quality equipment was used including
(and unusually in the case of an organ) a coincident pair of Neumann KM 254’s on organ, a
custom KMF stereo tube microphone on drums, a Neumann U-67 on tenor saxophone, and a
Telefunken 251e on guitar. The recording was made to a hand-built Studer/Revox 8-track at 15ips,
IEC. Not to be missed.

George Fludas Organ Quartet