Sunday, March 24, 2013

Lonnie Smith & John Abercrombie

After a long hiatus from the record shelves, the turbaned Dr. Lonnie Smith — along with guitarist John Abercrombie and drummer Marvin "Smitty" Smith — sets his sights upon John Coltrane, turning in five 'Trane tunes plus Mongo Santamaria's "Afro-Blue" and a grooving Smith tribute, "Traces of Trane." The propulsive title track is mostly dominated by Abercrombie, while "Impressions" continues the driving pace as Lonnie sprays Hammond B-3 organ notes all over the place with constant brief call-and-response dialogues with himself. Another highlight is one of the two breathers, the aptly named "Lonnie's Lament," which has a nice haunting lilt. Carelessly left off the label and booklet copy — but embedded in your CD anyway — is any mention of a 12-minute workout on "Greensleeves" in the push-pull, modal Coltrane manner, with a strong hint of Jimmy Smith. Abercrombie usually plays in his veiled, out-of-tempo manner, while "Smitty" is a volatile, hyperkinetic workhorse most of the time, offering a complex individualistic challenge to the Elvin Jones standard.
Richard S. Ginell

Source :

Lonnie Smith 
Afro Blue


1 Afro Blue (Santamaria) 11:49
2 Impressions (Coltrane) 7:50
3 Naima (Coltrane) 3:31
4 Traces of Trane (I Bring Love) (Smith) 8:52
5 Lonnie's Lament (Coltrane) 9:58
6 Bessie's Blues (Coltrane) 9:54

Dr. Lonnie Smith - org
John Abercrombie - g
Marvin "Smitty" Smith - dr

Recorded at Sound Designer Studio in New York City ; June 17th 1993.


Obelix said...

Have this JA, LS in *.mp3 since i started to DL music (ages ago). Never sow it in lossless and then puffff...
New blog and it's on first site.
Baby Breeze, you're right. Blog is excellent.
Thank you Melanchthon.

musician3 said...

Great Album....Thank You Very Much

Trane said...

Thank You Very Much the Excellent music and first Class quality (Flac)...

Baruch said...

Zoot said...

Man , I don't know what drives ya . I have had my fun but , well that ws in the past. I was curious about Smith ,hoping there might be one side I like with him . Abercrombie might save him but I chased several ghost down ,found a lot of "Livid'(what ever the hell that is),downloaders, sign ins, and I guess I will have to remember not to try this site again . I think you mean well and I have seen terrific things here but the carnival of ads is a dangerous little place . If they could they would pick your pocket. It isn't like my Mp3 jones won't come down , Jack , but really , spam is spam . Real time , this moment is too precious to waste. Zoot

greenishthing said...

many thanks!!!

CrunchyFrog said...

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And Mel, thanks again for the great stuff! You're the best!

Jonathan F. King said...

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