FRANK MONTIS – Organist Frank Montis has been a staple in the Dutch jazz pop landcape for many years, contributing excellent song writing skills, vocals and top rate organ chops to many performing and recording acts, among them Gare Du Nord, Laura Vane & The Vipertones, The Soul Snatchers and Licks & Brains. Montis’ cooperation with saxophonist Rolf Delfos, Delmontis, released the acclaimed album Straighforward Fascination in 2012. In whatever setting Montis plays, his roots in classic organ jazz, if somewhat in the background, are evident. If it was in the hands of Flophouse, Montis would spend more time playing bluesy and funky organ jazz in the style of Jimmy Smith and Jimmy McGriff, who have always been Montis’ main Hammond B3 influences. Over the years, the Hammond organist has occasionally performed with his group Organ Tonation. Just recently, Montis shacked up with guitarist Anton Goudsmit and drummer Cyril Directie, forming Montis, Goudsmit & Directie, digging deep into groovy soul jazz. Seems like Montis is answering prayers.
Check out the funky and boogaloo-y side of Frank Montis here in a recent studio cooperation with drummer Marc Schenk.
Find the website of Frank Montis here.
Montis, Goudsmit & Directie perform at JazzyTiel November 5.