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Mike Ledonne: On Fire

My only other exposure to Mike LeDonne’s work was his previous album on Savant, Night Song. It was a civilized, likable, middle-of-the-road piano trio date.

It turns out that LeDonne has another persona: a not-so-civilized, sometimes downright nasty, even more likable exponent of the Hammond B3. For the last six years, LeDonne’s organ quartet has appeared every Tuesday at Smoke, on 106th and Broadway in Manhattan. On Fire is from two of those nights in May 2006.

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