Post Tagged with: "Lonnie Smith"

Dr. Lonnie Smith Octet – In the Beginning Vols. 1-2 (2013)

Dr. Lonnie Smith Octet – In the Beginning Vols. 1-2 (2013)

Dr. Lonnie Smith is not one for looking back. Still, the pull of his earliest recordings — including late-1960s tongue-wagging groovers like Turning Point and Move Your Hand — remains strong.

Nick DeRiso’s Top Albums for 2012: Blues and Jazz

In one way or another, each of these recordings confounded and delighted me. Pushed me to new vistas, either in the way I approached the artist, their own original work, or the tunes they covered. Made me think, and feel differently.

Gimme Five: Dr. Lonnie Smith on his funky times, classic sessions and psychedelic turns

Go inside the earliest sessions featuring legendary Hammond B-3 master Dr. Lonnie Smith, as he takes over our regular One Track Mind feature.

Something Else! Interview: Legendary jazz organist Dr. Lonnie Smith

Dr. Lonnie Smith, over a career that includes appearances on some 70 albums, has carved out his own unique niche — beyond the idea of being a living legend on the organ.

Dr. Lonnie Smith – The Healer (2012)

The Healer begins not with a fiery assertion of his soul-jazz supremacy, but with a smoky rumination called “Back Track” — and Dr. Lonnie Smith and Co. remain right there, stubbornly outside of expectations.

One Track Mind: Lou Donaldson, "Peepin'" (1967)

One Track Mind: Lou Donaldson, "Peepin'" (1967)

by S. Victor Aaron One of my favorite funk-jazz albums of all time isn’t by a crossover act like the Crusaders or Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters, but by a living giant of a jazz alto sax blower. I’m talking about Lou Donaldson. Starting out as a very good Charlie Parker disciple leading bebop sessions on par with his most logical contemporaryRead More

One Track Mind: Dr. Lonnie Smith, "People Make The World Go Round" (2009)

One Track Mind: Dr. Lonnie Smith, "People Make The World Go Round" (2009)

Last month Dr. Lonnie Smith released Rise Up!, continuing one of the best undertold stories in jazz today: this authentic legend of the Hammond B-3 organ has been enjoying a Joe Henderson-styled late-career resurgence during the Aughts. I used to really love the stuff he did in the Sixties, especially those Blue Notes he did as a sideman for LouRead More

Forgotten series: Idris Muhammad – Power of Soul (1974)

by Nick DeRiso Was grooving to a 2002 reissue of the titanic groovefest ‘Power of Soul’ tonight, and got to thinking about Idris Muhammad – a funk and jazz drummer of the first order, born in New Orleans as Leo Morris. He started out, of course, playing in soul bands, and some great ones – with Larry Williams and JerryRead More

Gimme Five: Overlooked jazz organists Larry Goldings, Big John Patton, Charles Earland, Larry Young, Lonnie Smith

by S. Victor Aaron Here, we take a look at the mighty Hammond B-3. To make it a bit challenging, no records by the organ jazz godfather Jimmy Smith will be on the list.