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Dr. Lonnie Smith's "Evolution"

  • Jazz Standard 116 East 27th Street New York, NY, 10016 United States (map)

Shows at 7:30pm & 9:30pm nightly:

“Jazz is American Classical,” declares Dr. Lonnie Smith, “and this music is a reflection of what’s hap­pening at the time. The organ is like the sunlight, rain and thunder – it’s all the worldly sounds to me!” Last January, the legendary groovemaster of the Hammond B–3 released Evolution – his first new album for Blue Note Records in 45 years, recorded with a powerhouse two–drummer band that also featured special guests Robert Glasper and Joe Lovano. “The wisdom he's gained in the intervening years is parceled out in his every gesture, flourish, and note,” wrote Dan Bilawsky at “Evolution is but a single album, yet it speaks to a lifetime of music making from one of our most treasured organists.”

Dr. Lonnie Smith – Hammond B3 organ

Jonathan Kreisberg – guitar

Alicia Olatuja – vocals

Keyon Harrold – trumpet

Maurice Brown - trumpet (7/3 only)

John Ellis – saxophones, flute

Johnathan Blake – drums

Joe Dyson – drums