Brace yourselves for The Art of Organizing,
the very first appearance on Criss Cross
by organ master Dr. Lonnie Smith.
Organ jazz is of course an important part of the Criss Cross
catalog. Our releases by the likes of Melvin Rhyne and
Sam Yahel bear that out, also demonstrating how this vital
idiom spans the generations.
And you're very likely to find that a Criss Cross organ date
involves modern master guitarist Peter Bernstein,
an important leader for our label in his own right.
Indeed, it is none other than Bernstein who joins Smith on
The Art of Organizing.
Billy Drummond, one of the more prolific and sensitive
drummers of our time, completes the lineup.
From his early days with George Benson and Lou Donaldson to the present
day, Dr. Lonnie Smith has always been a driving force in jazz.
The Art of Organizing, featuring Smith
and trio on standards and a batch of strong new originals,
is another contribution that will remain timeless.
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When We Kissed At Night (Lonnie Smith) 8:47
My Little Suede Shoes (Charlie Parker) 7:24
This Ain't Right (Lonnie Smith) 9:24
Polka Dots And Moonbeams (Jimmy Van Heusen / Johnny Burke) 5:18
Softly As In A Morning Sunrise (Oscar Hammerstein / Sigmund Romberg) 7:48
Turning Point (Lonnie Smith) 8:26
Night Song (Lonnie Smith) 11:16
Too Damn Hot (Lonnie Smith) 6:39
Total Time: 65:07
December 15, 1993
New York City, NY, USA