Dr. Lonnie Smith

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Dr. Lonnie Smith

Blue Note

602438162499

LPS 166279

602438162499

JAZZ

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LP 33,04 €

2x 180 GRAM LP on black vinyl

housed in a heavy-duty tip-on gatefold jacket

4 1/2 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE

The stylistic parameters of “organ jazz” are so cemented at this late date, it’s easy to believe that gritty grooves and churchy exclamations are the sole elements of a B-3 outfit’s presentation.

The aesthetic of 78-year-old Hammond maestro Dr. Lonnie Smith includes those essentials of course, and has from the get-go: Just check out the offhand fervor of his spin on Little Walter’s “My Babe” from his 1967 debut, Finger Lickin’ Good Soul Organ. But Smith usually has something up his sleeve when it comes to enhancing the predictable approach of greasy vamps and swinging funk, and this live album has a handful of gambits to further the hopped-up soul strut expected from the form.

PERSONNEL:

  • Dr. Lonnie Smith - organ
  • Jonathan Kreisberg - guitar
  • Johnathan Blake - drums

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • A1: Why Can’t We Live Together (Feat. Iggy Pop)
  • A2: Bright Eyes
  • SIDE B
  • B1: Too Damn Hot
  • B2: Track 9
  • SIDE C
  • C1: World Weeps
  • C2: Pilgrimage
  • SIDE D
  • D1: Sunshine Superman (Feat. Iggy Pop)
  • D2: Epistrophy
  • D3: Move Your Hand (Feat. Iggy Pop)