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Delvon Lamarr

Episode 33, Caropop with Mark Caro

Delvon Lamarr can play almost every instrument but one, but he’s happiest behind his Hammond organ powering soul-jazz instrumentals that suggest what might happen if Booker T. and the MG’s met the Meters on a rocket into the 21st Century. The Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio makes hot, groovy music with seemingly telepathic interplay. Why does Lamarr prefer the trio format, even if it requires him to play bass on the organ? What’s the secret to naming instrumentals (and the story behind “Pull Your Pants Up”)? How much of his writing springs from improvisation? How important is melody? Shouldn’t more bands be making “feel good music”? Lamarr is a great talker and player. Enjoy.

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