It seems to become a real organ-guitar renaissance. The
latest sign is the Larry Coryell Organ Trio with Sam
Yahel on the Hammond B3 organ and Paul Wertico, drums.
And this 74 years after Laurens Hammond invented the
Hammond B3 organ in Chicago.
Also in Germany something is happening. Guitar player
Nils Pollheide of Osnabrück released a new CD with Dirk
Schaadt an the Hammond B3 and Etienne Nillesen on the
drums. His piece of silver "Count On Me" makes people
The group presents modern jazz with an extraordinary
sound. With swinging, rhythmical, tricky but melodious
compositions the Nils Pollheide Trio shoots up the sound
of the Hammond trios of the 60s into the present. Its
debute album "Count On Me" is built on various styles.
First the musicians show by whom they have been
influenced. In Dirk Schaadt´s composition "Mr. Goldo"
you recognize Larry Goldings, his arrangement of Wes
Montgomery´s "Four On Six" is a special reference of
Pollheide for the doyen, in "Gut gelaunt" you hear the
groove tradition of the Hammond trios in the 60s.
Then the album is getting more and more modern.
Pollheide´s compositions show a wide range - from the
peaceful ballad and the acoustic solo to an experimental
The concept works, as even Michael Sagmeister, Germany´s
most renowned jazz guitarist said with the words: "A
good album of a highly talented guitar player".