This is an album with a great pun and which is great fun. James Taylor--arguably Mr. Acid Jazz--has enjoyed a large cult following but never real commercial success. That is perhaps because he has, in the States at least, had to continually explain that he isn't the singer-songwriter of the same name or because, unlike the Brand New Heavies, he is less pop and more soul jazz. The musicians here include ex-Style Council drummer, Steve White and British tenor sax man, Steve Williamson. He does occasionally use a vocalist for tracks that often appear as a single (here it's Cleveland Watkiss on "It Doesn't Matter" and a wonderful group chant on the funky "Breakout"). Throughout the album his Hammond organ dominates with a brass section enthusiastically laying down the funk. Imagine, Lonnie Liston Smith mixing with Earth Wind and Fire and the Harry Palmer movies and you are near to the sound of Get Organized. --Phil Brett
The other time I listened to it alone in my room, can't exactly remember why, but I remember being busy with one thing or another and this sounded like a perfect soundtrack for it. And then it hit me. It had this great funky sound that just moved your body even if you didn't pay much attention to it. Taylor is doing wonders with organs, percussion is developed, it disintegrates in every number, and you never get that feeling of jazz drummer torturing his instrument for no apparent reason at all. It accompanies the sound of an album and it would be really hard to imagine it without it. When brass section kicks in suddenly there's another layer of sound that entwines over others and they all make a perfect rhytmic harmony. One gets a feeling of being in a club somewhere, one where there's a band that no one listens to, or no one has ever heard off, but somehow no one really minds them playing there. Their sound is what really makes a club atmosphere, and you just can't imagine being there without them.
There are ten pieces on this album and sure sometimes you get a feeling of them repeating themselves, sounds like you heard them before somewhere, sometime, but somehow you don't mind. It's catchy, it's energetic opening song kicks you right into groin, and yet you feel satisfied. There are tons of jazz recordings out there maybe better suited for what you have in mind, but this album has something that will pull you back to it, over and over again.