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After a 45-year absence from the Blue Note roster, this Hammond B-3 organ maestro returns to the label, burnishing his legacy in multiple ways. It’s a treat to hear Smith in dialogue with pianist Robert Glasper (“Play It Back”), since the younger keyboardist’s work in R&B-inflected jazz owes something to his elder’s example. Elsewhere, Smith’s patented jazz-funk sound has been deepened by a working group that includes a two-drummer attack; you can hear how that rhythmic layering pushes his solos to new expressive heights, especially on “Afrodesia.”

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Its good

I don’t like the song/ cover of “a few of my favorite things” so thats 6 new tracks for $9.99. It’s good but $1.42 per track or $1.66 per new track is a bit rubbish.


Born: July 3, 1942 in Buffalo, NY

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Organist Lonnie Smith has often been confused with keyboardist/pianist Lonnie Liston Smith -- and, in fact, more than a few retailers have wrongly assumed that they're one and the same. In the mid-'60s, the Hammond hero earned recognition for his membership in George Benson's classic quartet before going on to play with Lou Donaldson (contributing some memorable solos to the alto saxman's hit 1967 album Alligator Bogaloo) and recording enjoyable dates of his own for Blue Note. For all their accessibility...
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Evolution, Dr. Lonnie Smith
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Jazz, Music, Rock
  • Released: Jan 29, 2016

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