The chemistry between Hammond B3 organist Delvon Lamar, guitarist Jimmy James and drummer Eric Kalb will be readily apparent from the first note they play. This Seattle-based trio is organ-led a la Booker T. & the M.G.s and like that legendary outfit, brings a soulful, funky sound reminiscent of the groovy ‘60s and ‘70s. Lamar started as a drummer and trumpet player, but after seeing renowned Seattle organist Joe Doria play, has been coaxing magic out of Hammond since he was 22 years old. The 2018 re-release of the trio’s debut album Close but No Cigar made an immediate impression, charting No. 1 on the U.S. Contemporary Jazz Albums chart. Lamarr called the trio’s style, “soul music with a strong jazz influence,” in a 2017 KEXP interview. The trio’s songs will sound both familiar and fresh, laden with deep groove and finger-snapping soul style.