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New Originals for the Green Lady

by OJT

Released November 7, 2018
Jazz Daddy
Released November 7, 2018
Jazz Daddy

New Originals for the Green Lady is the fourth album length release by the Kansas City group OJT (organ jazz trio). This release features original compositions by Ken Lovern and Brian Baggett and one completely improvised piece titled Back Yard Improv Jam.
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Innovative Kansas City artist Nina Irwin created unique cover art specifically for this album. Nina is known for her delicate dreamlike landscapes, her beautiful use of color, and her multi layered treatment of surfaces. The artwork is particularly striking on the vinyl album cover.

OJT
New Originals for the Green Lady

Individual Track Notes by Ken Lovern:

1.  Lamanai is an ancient Mayan city in Belize that I visited a few years ago with my family.  …
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New Standards for the Green Lady

by OJT

Released 2015
Jazz Daddy
Released 2015
Jazz Daddy
OJT plays grooving, organ jazz arrangements of popular songs from the last few decades with hammond organ, guitar, and drums.
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OJT is:

Brian Baggett: Guitar
Kevin Frazee: Drums
Ken Lovern: Hammond Organ

OJT builds on the classic organ jazz trio by mixing old school Kansas City jazz with blues and a modern funky groove.  Ken Lovern on Hammond organ, Kevin Frazee on drums, and Brian Baggett on guitar play equal parts in balanced arrangements with stand out improvisations. OJT has been a band for more than 12 years and it shows.

Release Description:

"New Standards for …
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Ken Lovern's OJT

by Ken Lovern

Released 2005
Jazz Daddy Records
Released 2005
Jazz Daddy Records
Funky Hammond Organ Jazz
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Keyboard Magazine
May 2006

UNSIGNED ARTIST OF THE MONTH

For many keyboardists, there's nothing more satisfying to hear than a B-3 beautifully played. Ken Lovern’s Organ Jazz Trio is a wholly satisfying disc for just that reason. Though it’s clear that Ken has a solid groove, creative sense of melody, and the chops to make it all sing, one if the real highlights here is his mastery of the drawbars; the OJT’s organ …
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OJT + B

by Bukeka Shoals with Ken Lovern's OJT

Released 2006
Jazz Daddy Records
Released 2006
Jazz Daddy Records
Gospel influenced vocals with a funky organ jazz accompaniment performing traditional jazz standards and pop tunes of more recent vintage.
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From the Kansas City Star:

"OJT + B"

Most of the time, the quickest way to mess up a good instrumental jazz band is to add a singer. But we have a brilliant exception to that rule in Kansas City.

Organist Ken Lovern’s OJT (that’s Organ Jazz Trio), with guitarist Brian Baggett and drummer Kevin Frazee, is one of the most exciting units in town. These days they’re working with singer Bukeka Shoals, …
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OJT The Analog Sessions

by OJT

JAZZ DADDY
JAZZ DADDY
A few tracks OJT recorded to analog tape back around 2010.

Ken Lovern Solo Piano

by Ken Lovern

A few tracks of Ken playing jazz standards on the piano. Recorded by Ryan Kleeman at UMKC.
OJT
2014-08-16
Katy Perry (and others)

Story

We thought it would be fun to give this great pop song the organ jazz treatment. 

OJT
2011-01-31
Ken Lovern

Story

This is a new funk tune that we started doing last summer in OJT. This live recording was made by Paul Roberts at a concert at Music House School of music.

Ken Lovern's OJT
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