What first stirred in the heart and soul of man, deep in the night and twilight of obscure caves and woods, back when the ear was an organ of fear and survival?
Does man express himself through music or does music express itself through man?
The Doctor knows, but he ain't saying--or rather, he just said it, chapter and verse. Listen close now, cos you can follow the doctor's advice, but you can't follow the Doctor.
Lonnie has been at the forefront of the jazz scene since he was named Top Organist by Downbeat Magazine in 1969. Recently, Lonnie was voted the Organ Keyboardist of the Year in 2003, 2004 and 2005 by the Jazz Journalist Association.
Dr Lonnie Smith's latest release, RISE UP! features Peter Bernstein, guitar; Herlin Riley, drums; Donald Harrison, alto sax with guest musicians Matt Balitsaris, guitars, James Shipp, percussion and Jo Lawry, vocals.