Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Lonnie Smith - Lenox and Seventh

A great lost chapter in the career of organist Lonnie Smith — a session recorded in the 80s, but done with the simple straightforward soul jazz groove of earlier sides on Muse and Prestige ! Lonnie's working here in a loose and free trio format — with Melvin Sparks on guitar and the great Alvin Queen on drums — rolling out over longish tracks in an open-ended style that almost recalls more of the feel of Don Patterson's great organ trio sides than it does the heavier funk of Smith's early years. The recording quality is great very faithful to the best tones of the Hammond...
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Lonnie Smith
Lenox and Seventh

Tracks

1 L. S. Blues (Smith)   6:18
2 Slightly Monkish (Smith)   5:48
3 Who Can I Turn To ? (Bricusse, Lewley)   7:58
4 Billie's Bounce (Parker)   5:57
5 There's No Greater Love (Jones, Symes)  9:08
6 Minor Chant (Turrentine)   4:53
7 Oleo (Rollins)   4:26
8 Chopsticks (Trad.)   6:51

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Personnel
Lonnie Smith - org
Melvin Sparks - g
Alvin Queen - dr

Recorded at the Sysmo Studio, Paris ; May 28, 1985

15 comments:

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Otis Foster said...

Thnx melanchthon. I see you're breaking new ground

francisco santos said...

BIG THX!...

anon'n'on said...

thanks for the rarity, mel

Fred Archtop said...

Thnaks Mel. I love organ trios.

wouter said...

thank you very much for this greatly appreciated upgrade, Mel!

Chris said...

thanks mel keen to hear these three knock it out together

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Hi,
Thank you very much Mel!
Pedro

DEEP said...

A Black & Blue CLASP!!

Anonymous said...

Wow! I'm very excited for this one! Thank you as always!

musician3 said...

Great.............Thank You

deGallo said...

Thank you.

sep troelstra said...

Many thanks!!

Brush&Stick said...

Thanks so much!

Starchild said...

Many thanks melanchthon!