Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Dr. Lonnie Smith


I wrote a listing! It’s appearing in the July issue of Hot House Jazz magazine, alerting readers to the organist Dr. Lonnie Smith’s upcoming run at the Jazz Standard.

You can read half of it here, if you’d like:

The organist Dr. Lonnie Smith, a living testament to the durability of the soul jazz tradition, turns 70 this month. Dr. Smith comes from Buffalo, a jazz organ town, and he has never abandoned his roots. He is a commanding improviser and a master of dynamics on his hulking B-3, digging deep into simmering ballads with feline grace or coming at you with a gritty, gutbucket phrase on a scorching funk number.

Dr. Smith is performing at the Jazz Standard on July 3 and 5-8.

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