Hammond B3 organ great Dr. Lonnie Smith, who begins a four-night run at New York’s Jazz Standard tonight, will release a new album, In the Beginning Volumes 1 & 2, October 15 on Pilgrimage Recordings. For the release, which was recorded in front of a live audience at a converted Model T factory in Queens, N.Y., Smith reimagines a dozen songs from his first decade as a recording artist, arranged for an octet by co-producer and saxophonist Ian Hendrickson-Smith (Dap-Kings).
The octet features Ed Cherry (guitar), Jonathan Blake (drums), Little Johnny Rivero (congas), Andy Gravish (trumpet), Ian Hendrickson-Smith (alto sax and flute), John Ellis (tenor and bass clarinet) and Jason Marshall (baritone sax).
Track Listing (all songs written by L. Smith)
Falling in Love
Move Your Hand
In the Beginning
Mama Wailer / Hola Muneca Medley
Call of the Wild