New Organ Combos - Dr. Lonnie Smith, Organissimo, Deep Blue Organ Trio and More

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In 1956, Jimmy Smith created the organ trio featuring organ, guitar and drums. Soon thereafter, his quartets with Lou Donaldson and Stanley Turrentine defined the organ—saxophone quartet sound. Today, these traditions live on and, although the instrumentation may vary slightly, the debt to Jimmy Smith's pioneering soul jazz trios and quartets is persistent.


  • Host Intro 0:00
  • Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio "Mellow Mood" from Spiral (Palmetto 2:46
  • Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio "Up Jumped Spring" from All in My Mind (Blue Note) 7:56
  • Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio "Straight No Chaser" from Evolution (Blue Note) 13:51
  • Host speaks 20:33
  • organissimo "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" from B3TLES: A Soulful Tribute to the Fab Four (Big O Records) 23:32
  • Deep Blue Organ Trio "Golden Lady" from Wonderful! (Origin) 29:28
  • Host speaks 36:42
  • William Parker Organ Quartet "Ennio's Tag" from Uncle Joe's Spirit House (Centering Records) 40:20
  • Steve Swallow Quintet "Unnatural Causes" from Into the Woodwork (Xtra Watt) 45:57
  • Swallow Quintet "The Butler Did It" from Into the Woodwork (Xtra Watt) 48:47
  • Joey DeFrancesco Quartet with Pharoah Sanders "In the Key of the Universe" from In the Key of the Universe (Mack Avenue) 51:33
  • Host Outro 56:33

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