"Brian Charette has been a rapidly rising star of the Hammond B3 organ for the past few years and his latest CD is a salute to his fellow players, ranging from greats of the Swing Era to current players. Well accompanied by guitarist Will Bernard and drummer Steve Fidyk, Charette is interested in modernizing vintage tunes while putting his stamp on them.... The future of Hammond B3 is in great hands." - Ken Dryden, New York City Jazz Record
Organist Brian Charette takes us on a tour-de-force of the "Once & Future" history of the Hammond B-3 with his fourth album for Posi-Tone! Organ buffs and casual listeners will be delighted to tune in and turn on this groovy and hard-hitting date. The record features an exciting program of musical selections from a wide range of styles, from the funky and familiar to the soulful and original. While the focus and crux of the session rests squarely upon the shoulders of Mr. Charette and his B-3 organ, the strong showings of guitarist Will Bernard and drummer Steve Fidyk also provide melodic highlights and consistently exhibit the kind of strong rhythmic support that always keeps the session in the pocket. Charette literally wrote the book on the B-3, and his new album "Once & Future" certainly succeeds again and again as a straight forward collection of performances that jazz enthusiasts will enjoy time after time after time.