Sunday, January 9, 2011

Dr Lonnie Smith Big Band @ Jazz Standard 1/1/11

14 pieces of spectacular music.  Lots of young talented musicians you might see at Jazz Gallery.

The sousaphone was awesome and had an amazing long somewhat funky solo that blew me away.  The sousaphone itself is beautiful.

Ann Drummond wowed everyone with her flute solo.  There was an awesome trumpet solo at one point.  John Ellis was down in front in the sax section.

There were many times where the drums had me captivated.  He was incredible.  There were also times when I was loving that organ.

It was a lot of fun and I love starting the year off at Jazz Standard.

  • Dr. Lonnie Smith – Hammond B-3 organ
    Kyle Wilson – tenor saxophone
    Jon Ellis – tenor saxophone, bass clarinet
    Logan Richardson – alto & soprano saxophone
    Clark Gayton – tuba
    Anne Drummond – flute
    Corey King – trombone (musical director)
    Josh Roseman – trombone
    Keyon Harrold, Miki Hirose, Phil Dizack – trumpets
    Jonathan Kreisberg – guitar
    Vicente Archer – bass
    Jamire Williams – drums
Here a group that Dr. Lonnie Smith fans have been awaiting for years! Some of the finest younger players on the scene fill the ranks of this exciting big band, including saxophonists Jon Ellis and Logan Richardson, trumpeter Keyon Harrold, and flutist Anne Drummond. With the U.S. premiere of Dr. Lonnie Smith’s Big Band, these Jazz Standard dates offer a unique opportunity to hear the Boss of the B3 in a thrilling, roof-raising, foot-stomping big band setting

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