Lonnie Smith records ‘Drives,’ an album for Blue Note (1970)

Lonnie Smith‘s ‘Drives’ is an album recorded on January 2, 1970 and released in 1970 by Blue Note.


Lonnie Smith records ‘Drives,’ an album for Blue Note (1970)

1 . Psychedelic Pi (In The Beginning Octet )

Track Listing : 1.Twenty-Five Miles (Lonnie Smith) – 05:36 . 2.Spinning Wheel (David Clayton-Thomas) – 07:30 . 3.Seven Steps To Heaven (Miles Davis, Victor Feldman) – 05:43 . 4.Psychedelic Pi (Lonnie Smith) – 06:40 . 5.Who’S Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (Don Kirkpatrick, Keith Knox) – 10:17

Francis Wolff

Musicians : Dave Hubbard – Tenor Saxophone . Ronnie Cuber – Baritone Saxophone . Larry Mcgee – Guitar . Joe Dukes – Drums

Production : Produced By Francis Wolff asterisques RVM . Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer

Package : Francis Wolff asterisques RVM – Photography . Woody Woodward – Art Direction . Stanley Dance – Liner Notes . Patrick Roques – Design

Recorded On January 2, 1970 At Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey .

Released 1970 By Blue Note.

(Source Lonnie Smith – Drives | Official Site)

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Finally, a swinging version of Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? closes out the LP. Drives is a truly great album because you can listen to it from beginning to end, making it one of my favorite Blue Note releases from this period. […]

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I wish they had given Ronnie Cuber more solo time. The saxes and guitar mostly just comp. […]

Why he never established himself as a consistent performer remains a mystery, but this 1970 reissue shows why he excited so many people during his rise. Smith’s solos on “Spinning Wheel” and his own composition, “Psychedelic PI,” are fleet and furious […]


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