Lonnie Smith | All In My Mind
After his 2016 return to Blue Note where he first made a name for himself with a run of classic soul jazz albums between 1968-70, Hammond B-3 organ legend Dr. Lonnie Smith recorded All In My Mind during his 75th birthday celebration in July 2017 at the Jazz Standard in New York City with guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg and drummer Jonathan Blake. “My group is a brotherhood, a dedicated family,” Smith says of his trio. “They are the heartbeat of the music. They know what I’m trying to do, and they enhance what I play. The album opens with a powerful rendering of Wayne Shorter’s “JuJu” from the saxophonist’s 1965 Blue Note album of the same name. Smith also takes Paul Simon’s hit “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” for a 10-minute joyride with drummer Joe Dyson taking a turn behind the kit, and reworks his own vintage composition “All in My Mind” which features the amazing vocal range and spirit of Alicia Olatuja.
- A1 Juju
- A2 Devika
- B1 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover
- B2 On A Misty Night
- B3 Up Jumped Spring
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