CD Review - By Bob Silvestri
The Buffalo born internationally known turban wearing master of the Hammond B3, Dr. Lonnie Smith has a hot new release titled Rise Up!. From his days growing up in Buffalo to his yearly return home concerts Smith has been wowing the local and world stages with his own style of jazz. A little blues, soul, hip hop, rock, jazz and more make up Smith's musical palette. Smoking tracks on Rise Up! include "A Matterapat" with some nice alto sax from Donald Harrison, the Beatles "Come Together" rendered nearly unrecognizable with a funk arrangement, the churchy sounding "Pilgrimage", the Eurythmics "Sweet Dreams", "Tyrone" and the standout "And the World Weeps". Go to www.drlonniesmith.com for more information about Rise Up! his latest release.
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