Month: February 2018

Dr. Lonnie Smith: All In My Mind

Celebrating 75 years of youth, B3er Dr. Lonnie Smith delivers a smoking gig at NYC’s Jazz Standard along with Jonathan Kreisburg/g and Johnathan Blade/dr. No one can groove better than the Doctor, and he fills the prescription with some pulled…

Danny Janklow: Elevation

Local grown alto saxist Danny Janklow has been making a name for himself, delivering blue collar reliability as a sideman for the likes of Eric Reed and Wallace Roney. Here, he leads his own team of all stars including Reed,…

Kit Downs: Obsidian

Usually, when you associate the organ with jazz, the Hammond B3 comes to mind. Not this time around with Kit Downs. He records this album with a three-manual organ built in 1877 and stationed at London’s Union Chapel, as well…

The Idiomatiques: Out on the Town

Gypsy swing with an extra fling is the thing here with the team of Craig Sharmat/g-voc, Brian Mann/acc-p-voc, Kim Collins/b-vic and  George Quirin/flamg as they mix moments of Django Reinhardt with straight-ahead grooves. Bohemia from the Left Bank is in…