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.

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

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.

 Lonnie Smith

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Soulstrut
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. […]

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

allmusic
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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