I was immediately grabbed by the guy at the Hammond. (Jeremy's) playing was by turns intense and understated, showing such mastery of the instrument. Brilliant, well-shaped solos, slipping back and forth over that line between inside and outside, never quite treading beyond the style (but hinting at the possibility). It was the subtle, effervescent accompanying that really surprised, the ever-changing tone and texture, slapping rhythm juxtaposed with sustain. This guy knows the Hammond from the inside out, digging out the sounds of the physical tone wheels from the new electronic box.
***Steven M. Alper
Both traditional and trailblazing...Highly recommended.
***Blues Review Magazine
Baum's playing has a deep funk to it, with a big influence of Jimmy Smith. And Baum also brings in all kinds of other things as well - dissonant jazz, alternative rock, R&B. He's not too far off from what John Medeski does with Medeski, Martin and Wood, but with more of a blues streak to it.
***Jim Trageser. Escondido, Calif.
Rooted in the Blues...
***Blues on Stage, Gordon Baxter
Groove, groove, groove. That's what Jeremy Baum's really about. Simple, tight, clean, funky pockets build around catchy, bluesy riffs. "Lost River Jams" captures the classic organ trio sound and distinctively updates it with a potpourri of blues, jazz, R&B, Latin, and a touch of dissonance. In an age where clothes and plastic surgery appear to count more than musical ability, this record harks back to a time when it was all about the music.
***New York Blues and Jazz Society, by Roger Z
Baum's funky originals open with catchy hooks that stick in your head for days.
***Chronogram, Wavy Davy
A talented player who knows the intricacies of the organ as well as players twice his age.
***Gilles "B3gROovE" Bacon
Very little instrumental albums captivates from the beginning to the end. Jeremy Baum is a crack on Hammond B3 organ and piano. He is a virtuoso that has accomplished a great sound.