The Lonnie Smith Trio – Foxy Lady: Tribute To Jimi Hendrix (1994) [Japan 2017] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

The Lonnie Smith Trio – Foxy Lady: Tribute To Jimi Hendrix (1994) [Japan 2017]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 56:24 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 2,27 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,2 GB
Genre: Jazz

Dr. Lonnie Smith is an unparalleled musician, composer, performer and recording artist. An authentic master and guru of the Hammond B-3 organ for over five decades, he has been featured on over seventy albums, and has recorded and performed with a virtual “Who’s Who” of the greatest jazz, blues and R&B giants in the industry. Since leaving the Blue Note stable in the ’70s, Dr. Smith has recorded for a slew of record labels, ascending the charts many times.

The resurrection of Lonnie Smith continues with this exciting mini-survey of the Jimi Hendrix legacy. This time, the material allows Smith’s crackling, tightly knit collaborators, John Abercrombie and Marvin “Smitty” Smith, to run a bit wild – indeed, Abercrombie’s tone and attack takes on a Hendrix-like cast on the title track – while Lonnie mostly remains in the same cool soul-jazz frame of mind, an excellent foil. The most ambitious track, “Castles Made of Sand,” takes on a military rhythm before breaking out into Smitty’s everywhere-at-once drum patterns, cooking at a fine boil through its 23 1/2-minute length before breaking into a suitably chaotic rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner” toward the end. On the latter, Abercrombie has a ball pouring on the sarcasm, and Lonnie bounces around the organ. “Third Stone from the Sun” moves at a casual, loping pace before Abercrombie and Smitty go into their guitar- and drum-slinger modes. Finally, there is a bit of fantasy in Lonnie’s “Jimi Meets Miles” – a musical event that nearly happened – with Abercrombie doing a laconic Hendrix impression over a propulsive rhythm that recalls Miles’ Bitches Brew period. A companion disc, Purple Haze (recorded the next day), is also available.


01. Foxy Lady
02. Castles Made Of Sand / Star Spangled Banner
03. Third Stone From The Sun
04. Jimi Meets Miles

Lonnie Smith – organ
John Abercrombie – guitar
Marvin “Smitty” Smith – drums

Produced, Mixed & Mastered by Tetsuo Hara. Engineered by Jerome Fox.
Recorded on March 19, 1994 at Sound Designer Studio in New York.
Venus Hyper Magnum Sound Direct Mix. VENUS Japan # VHGD-255.



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