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I Didn't Know What Time it Was (vinyl)

Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw & Dr. Lonnie Smith

Label: JOC Records
Format: LP 12inch
Barcode: 0608917342222
Catalog number: JOC 007
Releasedate: 08-04-16
- Unique live recordings of a sold out Bimhuis concert in 2010, of the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and living legend Dr. Lonnie Smith

- Dr. Lonnie Smith is, together with Idris Muhammad, Lou Donaldson and George Benson, one of the founders of the soul-jazz

- The Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw is, since the foundation in 1996, regonized as one of the best Bigbands of the Netherlands

- I didn’t know what it was, is the first JOC release on vinyl

- Vinyl includes a code for audio download
The Jazz Orchestra of the Concert-gebouw, the JOC, is used to working with famous soloists originating from different directions in the industry. These soloists bring their own repertoire, that is being arranged, prepped and performed in no time. In 2010, on a Thursdaynight in February, a unique concert took place in the Amsterdamse Bimhuis. Together with a living legends, whose name is pronounced with awe by musicians and audience. Dr. Lonnie Smith gave acte de présence, a culthero, who played on more than seventy records. In 1969, a prerecorded recordingsession with the formidable Thad Jones-Mel was cancelled. Four decades later, the JOC filled this gap with panache. For the Sultan of the Hammond organ, a long cherished desire to play with a big band was fulfilled.

Most noticeable on Smith in the Bimhuis, was not so much his head array, a skillful woven turban, as well his auditory memory and lucid, varied sounds he managed to wrest his impressive B3. The style and play of these Groove eminence appeared as constructive by being waylaid and routine wear. JOC knows what to do with its wonderful timbre blends and his shouts, his play with the right hand. This orchestra can glow with sovereign intensity, sparkle and fire, but manages to also add to the extremes of expression that can be produced by the Hammond organ. Of whispering vibrato and dreamy tone language, to roaring, orchestral violence. Questions have shot six delicacies attention to this LP. Two played compositions come from the hand of the doctor, Too Damn Hot and The Whip, a violent swinging backbeat hit, with masterful, muscular solos. A aubade to soul jazz, in a hot tub with a glass of cognac.