Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio
Guitar World|June 2021
THE VINTAGE COOL OF GUITARIST JIMMY JAMES
Alan di Perna

“THE GUITAR IS my voice,” says Seattle-based axeman Jimmy James. “I don’t really sing, so my guitar is a representation of who I am.”

James’ guitar can be heard in full cry on I Told You So, the new album by the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio. The disc’s nine instrumental tracks are drenched in the classic spirit of Sixties-era Stax Records and the soul-jazz stylings of Hammond B3 masters like Jimmy Smith and Brother Jack McDuff. Lamarr kicks funky, fluid bass lines on his organ’s bass pedals while simultaneously functioning as the group’s featured soloist.

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