Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio

Dr. Lonnie Smith came through San Jose Jazz festival this year on two agenda’s, with his own trio featuring a guitarist and his grandson on drums. He also played with Les McCan and Javon Jackson, either lineup you saw would have been worth the while, I saw both. Of course with his trio you getting his thang’ and sometimes you just gotta give it up to a performance. This cat has stupendous showmanship, and not just the incredible Hammond B3 as well as a few other instruments,  you are enjoyably entertained with his fusion sound not to mention his personality. His guitarist made me feel I was listening to Pat Metheny when I closed my eyes, he was sensational, Jonathan Kreisberg is his name. You ain’t seen nothing until you seen Dr. Lonnie Smith’s trio!

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