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Jazz Ensemble Iron City Knows How To Put The Flavor On It

Amherst Massachusetts based Iron City is an instrumental jazz trio with their roots steeped in the past but a step ahead of everyone else with a leap into the future on their new release Put The Flavor On It.

The band takes the cue from groove masters such as Grant Green, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Melvin Sparks, and James Brown to create their own special blend of jazz and blues.

Iron City is Charlie Apicella (guitar), Beau Sasser (Hammond organ), and Alan Korzin (drums). They show avid listeners the way on Put The Flavor On It and those that enjoy instrumental jazz and blues receive a collection of tracks that range from straight ahead jazz to blues tinged numbers soaked with heavy Hammond organ notes.

While featuring five original instrumental cookers like 'Chappy's Groove' and 'Delia Soul', Iron City takes a well-known classic like Burt Bacharach's 'Walk on By' down their own musical path, creating an entirely different song with instrumental detours that cannot be found on any predetermined musical roadmap. With the spirit of jazz improvisation and the soul burning flame of the blues for inspiration, Iron City takes instrumental music to new heights.
Iron City is one of the elemental keepers of the flame in the legacy of the funky organ trios featuring the legendary Hammond. The band has developed into an audience favorite while striving to break new ground with their sound and live performances. The next best thing to catching them live has arrived with the CD Put The Flavor On It.

Charlie Apicella & Iron City will celebrate the release of their new CD at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York City Wednesday, May 5th.



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