Sam Lazar


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There's nothing revelatory on Playback; it's a solid organ-based album sure to please fans of the genre. Sam Lazar didn't possess the firepower of the A-list Hammond players, but there's plenty of grit and soul in his solos throughout Playback. The Chicago (by way of St. Louis) organ player's original compositions offer a few nice twists on the prevailing patterns of the day, leaving plenty of room for saxophonist Miller Brisket and guitarist Joe Diorio. An entertaining album worth the search.

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