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TRACK LISTING
1. Eternal Funk


2. The Curse


3. Duke Ellington Superstar


4. Blue In Green


5. The Doctor Is In


6. Right Now


7. Young One


8. Rhythm & Biz


9. On the Cuff


10. Truth Is
All songs written by Ken Clark except:
"Blue In Green" - M. Davis
"Right Now" - J Avery & J Taylor
"On the Cuff" - Mike Mele

 
KEN CLARK ORGAN TRIO
ETERNAL FUNK
SEVERN CD 0021
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Fans of Medeski, Martin & Wood will love Ken Clark Organ Trio's "Eternal Funk." Ten super-charged numbers delivered with full-on funk by Boston based keyboardist Ken Clark who seduces each soulful groove from his Hammond B3, while Mike Mele's electrifying, free form, jazz-infused explorations on guitar amaze and excite. Steve Chaggaris' syncopated rhythms drive throughout, weaving a spellbinding journey for the listener. Beat, edge, mood deep, groove, soul - "Eternal Funk" is an essential for all fans of B-3 groove and soul.

The BEAT of Eternal Funk can't be denied. From the opening notes of the title track, pulsating rhythms drive throughout weaving a spellbinding journey for the listener.

History of The Ken Clark Organ Trio:
Formed in 1992 by founding members Ken Clark and Mike Mele, the Ken Clark Organ Trio has been continually captivating New England audiences night after night. Influenced by his mother's gift as a pianist, Ken started on the organ at an early age. "I played in church and still do today," notes the 34 year old Clark. Despite its difficulty, Ken really took to the instrument and says, "I feel comfortable playing the organ, using not only my hands but both feet to play the bass lines. I really like being involved in many aspects of creating music and the organ let's me to do that." In addition to leading the trio, Ken has backed Rounder recording artist Michelle Willson's band and he acted as Musical Director on her release "Wake Up Call." Guitarist Mike Mele met Ken while they were attending the Berklee School of Music. Originally from New York, Mike moved to Boston in the mid-80s to study under renowned jazz greats, Charlie Banacos and Garrison Fewell. Mike also appears from time to time with Michelle Willson and is a featured artist on "Wake Up Call."

Drummer Steve Chaggaris is the newest member of the trio and he brings with him an impressive resume including degrees from the Berklee College of Music and the New England Conservatory of Music. Steve has studied under some of the greats including Bob Gullotti (The Fringe) and the late renowned master drummer Alan Dawson.
LINER NOTES:
The Ken Clark Trio would like to thank our families and loved ones, Bob Gullotti, Charlie Banacos, David Earl, Zildjian, Groverpro Percussion, Eames Drums, all the venues devoted to promoting quality live music, and our fans... especially those who lent a helping hand fixing and/or lifting the organ.

MUSICIANS:
Ken Clark: Hammond B3 Organ & Fender Rhodes
Mike Mele: Guitar
Steve Chaggaris: Drums
CREDITS:
Produced by David Earl and Ken Clark
Recorded, mixed and mastered by David Earl at Severn Studios, Crownsville, MD
Assistant engineer: Steve Cyphers

All songs written by Ken Clark except:
"Blue In Green" - M. Davis
"Right Now" - J Avery & J Taylor
"On the Cuff" - Mike Mele