We are an organ trio that plays soul jazz music and beyond.


RLT is keyboardist/producer/composer Ramon Lazo's organ trio. The group sound takes its stylistic influences from progressive jazz rock Tony Williams' Lifetime featuring Larry Young and antana, to neo-soulsters Maxwell and Soulive as
well as the old school funk of Earth, Wind & Fire, Marvin Gaye and Donny Hathaway. The sound is definitely beyond soul jazz and is very different from contemporary organ groups that have emerged since Soulive sparked interest and revival of the organ group (albeit with an aggressive hip-hop sound) at the new millennium.

The lineup includes guitarist Dave Bell, currently with John Hicks and the Acoustic Warriors, percussionist Robert Quintana, formerly with Spearhead, organist Ramon Lazo, formerly with Spearhead and drummer Matthew Swindells, formerly with the UK electronica faves Fillia Brazillia. Together, these musicians create a unique sound that is challenging and powerful yet poignant and familiar which will appeal to a wide variety of audiences that like progressive rock
and jazz, jamband, hip-hop and pop music.


FOCUS (album currently available on Rhapsody, iTunes and Napster)

Set List

Typical night with RLT is 2 sets @ 1:15 each, set break of no longer than 30 minutes. 3 hour show total.

Typical set list will consist of 10 to 15 songs with vocals for 2 to 3 songs. Our repertoire concentrates on original compositions but includes jazz, jazz fusion and jam band songs.