Dr. Lonnie Smith Jungle Soul

Dr. Lonnie Smith - Jungle Soul (2006) {Palmetto Records}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Sept. 22, 2014
Dr. Lonnie Smith - Jungle Soul (2006) {Palmetto Records}

Dr. Lonnie Smith - Jungle Soul (2006) {Palmetto Records}
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© 2006 Palmetto Records | PM 2119
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Hammond B-3

When Lonnie Smith cut Boogaloo to Beck in 2003 he made a comeback, though he was never gone in the first place. That record's deeply grooving, funky soul-jazz cut to the chase in a way many jazz organ records hadn't by taking the Blue Note aesthetic of turning the pop tunes of the day – even those as esoteric as Beck Hansen's – and turning them into vehicles for jazz improvisation. On Jungle Soul, the great organist and his quartet – Peter Bernstein on guitar, drummer and percussionist Allison Miller, and rhythm guitarist/producer Matt Balitsaris – tackle some jazz standards – "Bemsha Swing," "Willow Weep for Me," and Eddie Harris' bona fide soul-jazz classic "Freedom Jazz Dancer" – and place them against Marvin Gaye's "Trouble Man," and a handful of Smith originals and come up with a stunner.
Dr. Lonnie Smith Octet - In The Beginning, Volumes 1 & 2 (2013) {2CD Pilgrimage PCD002}

Dr. Lonnie Smith Octet - In The Beginning, Volumes 1 & 2 (2013) {2CD Pilgrimage PCD002}
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© 2013 Pilgrimage Productions | PCD002
Jazz / Organ Hammond B-3 / Soul Jazz

On IN THE BEGINNING, the second release on Pilgrimage Recording, his imprint label which he founded in 2012, Dr. Lonnie Smith revisits, recontextualizes, and reimagines a dozen songs culled from his first decade as a recording artist. The end product is a document as distinctive and accomplished as any within Smith’s iconic canon.
George Benson - It's Uptown (1966) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 33} (ft. Dr. Lonnie Smith)

George Benson - It's Uptown (1966) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 33} (ft. Dr. Lonnie Smith)
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© 1966, 2015 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICJ 33
Jazz / Hard Bop / Jazz Pop / Soul Jazz / Guitar / Organ Hammond B-3

Reissue with the latest remastering. Comes with liner notes. George Benson's first LP for Columbia – a hard, heavy, soul jazz slammer that bears no resemblance to his overproduced work of the 70s! The album's a real cooker – recorded hot on the heels of Benson's classic work on Prestige with the Jack McDuff group, and sounding a lot like McDuff's hard wailing organ jazz of the same time. George is working with a group that features a young Lonnie Smith on organ, plus Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Ronnie Cuber on sax, and Charlie Persip on drums – all tightly coming together, and jamming hard on the album's short cooking tracks. Tracks include "Clockwise", "Jaguar", "Hello Birdie", and "Bullfight". Plus, the CD adds five bonus tracks, including "Sideman", "Minor Chant", and the previously unreleased "J.H. Bossa Nova" and "Clockwise (Alternate Take)".
The Harlem Art Ensemble ft. Dr. Lonnie Smith - Live In New York (2007) {Explore Records EXP0027}

The Harlem Art Ensemble ft. Dr. Lonnie Smith - Live In New York (2007) {Explore Records EXP0027}
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© 2004 Explore Records / The Cheetah Company | EXP0027
Jazz / Post Bop / Soul Jazz / Guitar / Organ Hammond B-3

A hot, swinging soul-jazz date featuring some of the unsung heroes of the genre! Lead by drummer Bruno Carr, a veteran of Herbie Mann’s group (also those of Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and David “Fathead” Newman), the Harlem Art Ensemble also features top soul-jazz players Jimmy Ponder (guitar), Dr Lonnie Smith (organ) and Harold Ousley (sax). The players groove and shine on this previously unreleased recording, that features great versions of Miles Davis’ “Four”, and Stevie Wonder’s “All in Love is Fair”.
Cyrus Pace (ft. Dr. Lonnie Smith) - Straight From The Source (2004) {Bright Soul Records 1011}

Cyrus Pace (ft. Dr. Lonnie Smith) - Straight From The Source (2004) {Bright Soul Records 1011}
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© 2004 Bright Soul Records / Cyrus Pace | Bright Soul 1011
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Guitar / Organ Hammond B-3

An homage to the great jazz organ trios of the 60s and 70s. Part traditional, part jazz, part funk featuring master organist Dr. Lonnie Smith and vocalist Rene' Marie. This album is the best. It forces you to really listen to the music being created by the fantastic musicians playing together. There are songs on here for every mood as well, from the gorgeous and moving "Lullaby for Helene" to the modern sounding take on an old standard "Sort of Softly." Great music to listen to if you want to learn how to really play music from the heart. The album can be described with one word: Phenomenal.
Dr. Lonnie Smith - Evolution (2016) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-1057}

Dr. Lonnie Smith - Evolution (2016) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-1057}
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© 2016 Blue Note / Universal Music Japan | UCCQ-1057
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Post Bop / Organ

Dr. Lonnie Smith brings an album with SHM-CD format. On Evolution, Dr. Lonnie Smith returns to the Blue Note Records label with a unique project that enhances his legacy as one of the premier masters of modern music. With three new Smith originals (“For Heaven’s Sake”, “African Suite” and “Talk About This”) and exciting new arrangements of tunes such as Monk’s “Straight No Chaser”, “Play It Back” and “Afrodesia,” The Good Doctor and his cast offer plenty of surprises and invention along with a serious groove.

Dr. Lonnie Smith - Spiral (2010) {Palmetto PM 2142}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at March 10, 2016
Dr. Lonnie Smith - Spiral (2010) {Palmetto PM 2142}

Dr. Lonnie Smith - Spiral (2010) {Palmetto PM 2142}
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© 2010 Palmetto Records | PM 2142
Jazz / Hammond B-3 / Soul Jazz

Dr. Lonnie Smith shows no signs of slowing down. Spiral is is his fifth studio album since 2003, and his fourth for Palmetto. Produced by Matt Balitsaris, Smith's trio includes guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg and drummer Jamire Williams. The program is a solid set of jazz nuggets, an original, and a couple of ballad standards. Things lead off with Jimmy Smith's "Mellow Mood," which is relaxed but hardly what the title suggests. Smith is in prime soul-jazz mode here, paying tribute to his mentor by swinging hard on the melody.

Dr. Lonnie Smith - Rise Up! (2008) {Palmetto Records}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at March 1, 2016
Dr. Lonnie Smith - Rise Up! (2008) {Palmetto Records}

Dr. Lonnie Smith - Rise Up! (2008) {Palmetto Records}
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© 2008 Palmetto Records | PM 2138
Jazz / Hammond B-3 / Soul Jazz

Who says you have to slow down as you get older? The honorable B-3 master, Dr. Lonnie Smith, has been on a renaissance tear since the beginning of the 21st century. Rise Up! is the fifth new recording since 2000, and there have been a number of reissues of his older work to boot. Given that some artists issue a record a year, this may not seem like such a terrific feat – but appearances are deceiving. Smith recorded only 13 albums between 1966 and 1996, so five in nine years is actually prolific. It's not only the quantity, however, it's the consistency of the quality of the records Smith has been releasing that is outstanding, and Rise Up! is no exception.

Dr. Lonnie Smith - Evolution (2016) {Blue Note}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Feb. 7, 2016
Dr. Lonnie Smith - Evolution (2016) {Blue Note}

Dr. Lonnie Smith - Evolution (2016) {Blue Note}
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© 2016 Blue Note / Universal | 0602547618986
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Post Bop / Organ

On Evolution, Dr. Lonnie Smith returns to the Blue Note Records label with a unique project that enhances his legacy as one of the premier masters of modern music. With three new Smith originals (“For Heaven’s Sake”, “African Suite” and “Talk About This”) and exciting new arrangements of tunes such as Monk’s “Straight No Chaser”, “Play It Back” and “Afrodesia,” The Good Doctor and his cast offer plenty of surprises and invention along with a serious groove.

Dr. Lonnie Smith - Too Damn Hot! (2004) {Palmetto Records}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Dec. 30, 2015
Dr. Lonnie Smith - Too Damn Hot! (2004) {Palmetto Records}

Dr. Lonnie Smith - Too Damn Hot! (2004) {Palmetto Records}
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© 2004 Palmetto Records | PM 2105
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Hard Bop / Organ

Hammond B-3 boss Dr. Lonnie Smith ends up on yet another new label with Too Damn Hot!, the follow-up to his thoroughly enjoyable – if curious – Boogaloo to Beck outing from 2003. This studio set places the organist in the company of two fine guitarists – Peter Bernstein (lead) and Rodney Jones (rhythm), and alternating drummers Greg Hutchinson and Fukushi Tainaka. The two-guitar format is lovely in that it presents a wide array of colors and harmonic textures to the proceedings.