Midwest Record by Chris Spector
MATTHEW KAMINSKI QUARTET/Live at Churchill Grounds:
“A smoking B3 player with an omnibus knowledge of those who came before, Kaminski is a real groover whether laying back or cruising at break neck speed. There’s a lot of Chicago on the ball here as Chicago talent drives this session, it’s a nice change up to hear some B3 with some celery salt and sport peppers in the mix. Yep, it’s a tasty taste treat throughout that swingers must hear.“
Originally from Chicago, Atlanta Braves Organist and Hammond Organ artist, Matthew Kaminski releases his third recording with Chicken Coup Records. Recorded on September 26, 2015 in Atlanta, GA, it features Matthew on the Hammond SK2 organ, Will Scruggs on saxophone, Rod Harris Jr. on guitar, Chris Burroughs on drums, and special guest vocalist Kimberly Gordon.
MATTHEW KAMINSKI – Hammond SK2 Organ ;
KIMBERLY GORDON – vocals;
CHRIS BURROUGHS – drums;
WILL SCRUGGS – tenor saxophone;
ROD HARRIS JR. – guitar
A fellow Chicago native, Kimberly Gordon has been a part of the national jazz scene for 25 years, having had residencies at Smalls (NYC), Cleopatra’s Needle (NYC), and the Green Mill (Chicago). Furthermore, she’s shared the stage with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Betty Carter, Marcus Roberts, Barry Harris, and countless others. Together, Matthew and Kimberly explore the American Popular Songbook, still keeping with tradition, but adding a new twist with the jazz organ flavor.
“Matthew Kaminski represents the best of both worlds, possessing both a respect for Jazz Organ tradition and a realistic approach to the digital
Jazz Organ technology of today. Consequently, Matthew’s playing is as refreshing as it is re-assuring. Refreshing in that he utilizes the available digital technology in expert fashion and re-assuring in that he holds onto those original ideas of Jazz Organ that have propelled it into the unique position that it holds in today’s American Classical Music.” – Pete Fallico KCSM FM 91