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  • The music began with Mr. Mehldau sampling a droning electronic organ-like sound from his left hand on one of his keyboards creating an eerie space-like overlay.

    Ralph A. Miriello: Brad Mehldau and Mark Guiliana at the Falcon, Marlboro, NY: An Unexpected Evening of Free Improvisation

  • Mr. Guiliana creates a frenzied beat pattern that lays the carpet out for Mr. Mehldau's combination of eerie organ-like sounds, mixed with runs on the electric piano and even a hint of harpsichord thrown in for good measure.

    Ralph A. Miriello: Brad Mehldau and Mark Guiliana at the Falcon, Marlboro, NY: An Unexpected Evening of Free Improvisation

  • Slow-building harmonies float over rich organ-like low notes and distant rumbling tom-toms, then gather to gothic swells of sound punched through by peremptory drum hits.

    1982: Pintura – review

  • As the shapes drew nearer, the sound of motors grew louder, the roar of an organ-like sound over the frozen landscape.

    Archive 2010-01-01

  • Other commentators have suggested that there is a systematic difference between bone marrow and other procedures that make them riskier, more invasive, harder to match donors and recipients, etc. and hence somewhat more organ-like.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » IJ’s Bone Marrow Case: Wrapping Up

  • Jazz Moozeecall Casablanca Lift Every Voice and Sing This ability to turn on a dime from producing a melded sonority of organ-like concords to a scintillating aural tissue highlighting each instrumental voice is at the heart of wind-quintet performance.

    It's a Breeze: Imani Winds

  • Ferruccio Busoni's stentorian projection made the piano seem almost organ-like.

    What Music Has Lost

  • But in masculine energy and in poetic weightiness, as well as in organ-like richness of music, Voltaire certainly must be pronounced inferior to his superb predecessor.

    Voltaire

  • Behemothal brass and copper pipes as thick as tree-trunks fanned from a central, organ-like structure resembling tentacles on some giant metal squid.

    The Vesuvius Club

  • After his motion had been seconded, Lord Raymond rose, — his countenance bland, his voice softly melodious, his manner soothing, his grace and sweetness came like the mild breathing of a flute, after the loud, organ-like voice of his adversary.

    The Last Man

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