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.
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
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Musicians : Dave Hubbard – Tenor Saxophone . Ronnie Cuber – Baritone Saxophone . Larry Mcgee – Guitar . Joe Dukes – Drums
Production : Produced By Francis Wolff . Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer
Package : Francis Wolff – 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)
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 […]
Lonnie Smith‘s ‘Drives’ | RVM [Radio.Video.Music]
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