Eric Krasno’s new-ish project, E3 Organ Trio include Eric, Eric Finland on organ & keyboards and Eric Kalb on drums. Last weekend, the trio branched out from the Eric first name requirement and welcomed guitar-slinger John Scofield to their ranks.
Where Krasno’s other projects (Soulive and Lettuce) are high-energy and bring the funk, E3 delivers a sultry, classic blues band vibe.
E3 and Scofield treated NYC’s Blue Note to a night of classic covers including tunes by Allman Brothers Band, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder and Sam Cooke among others. E3 + Scofield jammed on a couple of John’s original pieces including “Boozer” and “Hottentot.”
02. Big Brother [Stevie Wonder] 03. Thats Alright [Jimmy Rogers / Little Walter] 04. Boozer [John Scofield] (with John Scofield)
05. Hey Joe [Jimi Hendrix] (with John Scofield)
06. In Memory of Elizabeth Reed [The Allman Brothers Band] (with John Scofield)
07. All About My Girl [Jimmy McGriff] (with Eric Bloom & John Scofield)
08. Hottentot [John Scofield] (with Eric Bloom & John Scofield)
09. Jan Jan [Fabulous Counts / Grant Green] (with James Casey)
10. For Granted (with Eric Bloom)
11. Bring It On Home [Sam Cooke] (with Victoria Canal & James Dawson VIII)
John Scofield – guitar
Eric Bloom – trumpet
James Casey – saxophone
Victoria Canal – vocals
James Dawson VIII (aka James The 8th) – vocals
Thanks to RLBayers for the recording.