The concept of an organ trio has always been close to Phil Robson’s heart. He has his own, unique take on this great tradition and he joined forces with the Hammond virtuoso Ross Stanley and the inspiring and powerful drummer Gene Calderazzo to form this brand new, all-star band.
The exceptional musicianship of all members is unquestionable. Together, as a trio they created a very refreshing and compelling mix. "The Cut Off Point" is the trio's first CD, released on Whirlwind Recordings in May 2015 and it stands out as a unique take on the great tradition of the organ trio. From Herbie Hancock-styled "Thief" to the dedicated to Kenny Wheeler "Astral" and a bold take on a number by US saxophonist David Liebman the band push the envelope and create a compelling mix that is distinctively their own. Influenced by such legends as Pat Martino, Wes Montgomery and John McLaughlin, but also with a heavier rock-grooving predilection and energy, this tight team add to the organ trio tradition their own, refreshing touch. Gene has worked with Phil in numerous bands, among which are highly acclaimed Partisans or Six Strings & The Beat, but the Organ Trio has a totally different feel and sound as Ross adds to this fine cocktail his ever so exciting touch. The music is sensational, played with great energy and the incredible rapport between the three members is something that definitely sets this band apart. There are great tunes brought forth by the formidable blend of guitar and Hammond, driven by Gene’s stimulating drumming and there's burning improvisation that knits the trio together.