JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED

REVIEW: Dr Lonnie Smith Trio, with Smith on Hammond B3, Jonathan Kreisberg on guitar and Jamire Williams on drums — at Bennetts Lane, Melbourne, Friday, June 8 at 11pm for Melbourne International Jazz Festival 2012

Dr Lonnie Smith

Dr Lonnie Smith on B3 at Bennetts Lane with Jamire Williams on drums.

This was a festival standout for me and a thoroughly therapeutic experience. Right now I’m just posting some images. The B3 was Tim Neal’s lovely old instrument. Dr Lonnie Smith’s trio played four gigs over two consecutive nights as part of the festival’s Club Sessions. Mal Stanley from ABC radio’s Jazztrack recorded both sessions on the Thursday, so a selection from that material will go to air at some stage. Smith also gave a master class on Thursday, June 7. Unfortunately I was (public service phrase) not in a position to get any pictures of Jamire Williams.

ROGER MITCHELL

Sally Rochlin

Sally Rochlin announces the trio at Bennetts and does the mobile phone thing.

Dr Lonnie Smith

Dr Lonnie Smith

Dr Lonnie Smith

Dr Lonnie Smith

Jonathan Kreisberg

Jonathan Kreisberg

Dr Lonnie Smith

Dr Lonnie Smith

Jonathan Kreisberg

Jonathan Kreisberg

Dr Lonnie Smith

Dr Lonnie Smith

Dr Lonnie Smith

Dr Lonnie Smith

Dr Lonnie Smith

Dr Lonnie Smith

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