Smith, Dr. Lonnie / Healer, The
Album:Healer, The Collection:Jazz
Artist:Smith, Dr. Lonnie Added:Aug 2012
Label:Pilgrimage Productions 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2012-08-19 Pull Date:2012-10-21 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Oct 21Oct 14Sep 30Sep 23Sep 9Sep 2Aug 26

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Album Review
Reviewed 2012-08-18 
Pilgrimage, 2012

ORGAN JAZZ – A grand master of the Hammond B-3, Dr. Lonnie Smith doesn’t often wow you with high-speed pyrotechnics. At age 70, he doesn’t have to. Instead, his trio creates low, irresistible, psychedelic grooves that sink into your bones and hypnotize, making you nod your head and grin. But watch out for track 5, it’ll zap you! This is Smith’s first live release since 1970, and it’s stripped down, funky, and great.

Fo’s Picks: 1, 3, 5, 6

1. 13:17 – low creepin’: long, moody guitar solo, spare organ freaks out
2. 8:22 – funky uptempo: muddy organ line merges with drums, cool guitar
3. 7:17 – damn, this is cool: restrained soul strut, organ climax & fall back
4. 9:41 – Billy Strayhorn ballad: very slow and sweetly lyrical
5. 10:44 – weird synth intro, then a fast fusion jam with killer guitar/organ solos
6. 11:51 – relaxed, gospelly tune with wordless vocal; sanctified guitar rises up; switches to a fast revival meeting near the end… hot!

[ Fo ] - 18 August 2012

Track Listing
1.Backtrack 4.Chelsea Bridge
2.Mellow Mood 5.Beehive
3.Dapper Dan 6.Pilgrimage