Think CD (2005)

Artist: Lonnie Smith

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Label Blue Note
SKU 63996014
UPC 724356384323
UPC 14 00724356384323
Format CD
Release Date 8/2/2005
Author Lonnie Smith
Associated Artist/Work Lonnie Smith (Guitar)
Artist Influence Bill Doggett
Artist Influence Cannonball Adderley
Artist Influence Fats Waller
Artist Influence Jimmy Smith (Organ)
Artist Influence Miles Davis
Artist Contemporary Baby Face Willette
Artist Contemporary Barbara Dennerlein
Artist Contemporary Ceasar Frazier
Artist Contemporary Charles Earland
Artist Contemporary Don Patterson
Artist Contemporary George Benson (Guitar)
Artist Contemporary Grant Green
Artist Contemporary Jack McDuff
Artist Contemporary Jimmy McGriff
Artist Contemporary Jimmy Smith (Organ)
Artist Contemporary Johnny Hammond
Artist Contemporary Larry Young
Artist Contemporary Lee Morgan
Artist Contemporary Lou Donaldson
Artist Contemporary Milt Buckner
Artist Contemporary Richard "Groove" Holmes
Artist Contemporary Ronnie Cuber
Artist Follower Beastie Boys
Artist Follower Charlie Hunter (Guitar)
Artist Follower Jimmy Castor
Artist Follower Joe Sample
Artist Follower Larry Goldings
Artist Follower Leon Spencer
Artist Follower Medeski, Martin & Wood
Artist Follower Money Mark
Artist Follower Ronnie Foster
Technical Info
Engineer Dave Sanders; Dave Sanders
Producer Francis Wolff; Francis Wolff; Michael Cuscuna (Reissue)
CatalogID 63843
Lable Name Blue Note (Label)
Released 08/02/2005
Original Release 1968
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 41m : 22s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00724356384323
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Dr. Lonnie Smith (organ); Dr. Lonnie Smith ; Lonnie Liston Smith (vocals, guitar, organ); Willie Bivins, Noberto Apellaniz, William Bivens, Norberto Apellaniz (congas, percussion); Billy Bivens (congas); Henry "Pucho" Brown, Henry Brown, Pucho (timbales); Melvin Sparks (guitar); David "Fathead" Newman (flute, tenor saxophone); Lee Morgan (trumpet); Marion Booker (drums).
Audio Remasterer: Rudy Van Gelder.
Liner Note Authors: Rhett Evers; Bob Blumenthal.
Recording information: A & R Recording, New York, NY (07/23/1968); New Jersey (07/23/1968); New York, NY (07/23/1968).
Photographer: Francis Wolff.
Think!, organist Lonnie Smith's 1968 sophomore effort for Blue Note, is easily one of the strongest dates the Hammond B-3 master would produce for the label. Featuring a stellar group of musicians including trumpeter Lee Morgan, tenor saxophonist David Newman, guitarist Melvin Sparks, and drummer Marion Booker, Jr., as well as a three-member Afro-Latin percussion unit led by Henry "Pucho" Brown, Think! is a perfect mix of funky soul and forward-thinking jazz. Kicking things off with Hugh Masekela's instantly memorable "Son of Ice Bag," both Sparks and Newman take searching funk-flow solos while Morgan seems to be remembering a certain Masekela lick he dug. Similarly expansive is the epic and frenetic Afro bliss-out "The Call of the Wild," which finds Newman in a heady, bluesy organ jam freak-out set against "Pucho" Brown's torrid Latin rhythms and Sparks' nasty repeto-funk guitar riff. By the time you get to the title track and realize "Oh, it's that "Think," all you can do is laugh at the utter hipness of it all and take pleasure in the notion that the album is only half over. [The Rudy Van Gelder Edition of Think! features remastered sound by original producer Van Gelder, significantly improving the overall sound quality over the original release.] ~ Matt Collar
Artist Overview
Deep into R&B and trained on the trumpet, Lonnie Smith jumped straight into the organ without the usual primer of studies on the piano. From the early '70s on, he has been a practitioner of the greasy yet comfortable organ-groove funk that is at the very heart of what came to be known as "acid jazz."
Disc 1
1 Son Of Ice Bag
2 Call Of The Wild, The
3 Think
4 Three Blind Mice
5 Slouchin'

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