Rufus Reid and Remembering Dr. Lonnie Smith


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We begin the 721st Episode of Neon Jazz with the legendary bassist Rufus Reid with the song "Sweet Loraine." The jazz world lost an icon, a master and a friend in Dr. Lonnie Smith and we pay tribute to his life through song and an interview conducted with the show some years back. This hour is full of great tunes from the likes of Leon Lee Dorsey, Jakob Bro and Larry Fuller. There is new music out from the very talented Theo Croker and we spin that and some other surprises. Dig the jazz, my friends.


  • Rufus Reid "Sweet Loraine" The Intimacy of the Bass (Double-Time Records) 00:00
  • Host talks 4:10
  • Dr. Lonnie Smith "Norleans" Too Damn Hot (Palmetto Records) 9:14
  • Leon Lee Dorsey "Moments Notice" Thank You Mr. Mabern (Jazz Avenue 1) 11:41
  • Host talks 14:45
  • Harold Mabern "Making Our Dreams Come True" Right on Time (Smoke Sessions) 15:44
  • Jakob Bro "To Stanko" Uma Elmo (ECM) 20:50
  • Host talks 25:08
  • Eddie Harris "Hip Hoppin'" Cool Sax, Warm Heart (Columbia) 26:14
  • Lunar Octet "Until I Find the Words" Convergence (Summit Records) 28:57
  • Host talks 31:51
  • Larry Fuller Trio "In Like Flynn" Easy Walker (EXRCD2) 32:44
  • Snaarj "Star Change" Snaarj II (Snaarj) 35:57
  • Host talks 38:42
  • Theo Croker with Gary Bartz "Anthem" Blk2Life: A Future Past (Sony) 39:37
  • Frank Morelli & Keith Oxman "Full Moon and Empty Arms" The Ox-Mo Incident (Capri Records) 43:00
  • Host talks 48:04
  • Nate Nall "You Happen to Me" Thank God for the Little Things (NNall Records) 49:08
  • Host talks 53:00
  • Happy Time Orchestra "Dreamscapes" Of This World (HTO Tunes) 53:47

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