Think!

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Think!, organist Lonnie Smith's 1968 sophomore effort for Blue Note, is easily one of the strongest dates the Hammond B-3 master would produce for the label. Featuring a stellar group of musicians including trumpeter Lee Morgan, tenor saxophonist David Newman, guitarist Melvin Sparks, and drummer Marion Booker, Jr., as well as a three-member Afro-Latin percussion unit led by Henry "Pucho" Brown, Think! is a perfect mix of funky soul and forward-thinking jazz. Kicking things off with Hugh Masekela's instantly memorable "Son of Ice Bag," both Sparks and Newman take searching funk-flow solos while Morgan seems to be remembering a certain Masekela lick he dug. Similarly ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Think!, organist Lonnie Smith's 1968 sophomore effort for Blue Note, is easily one of the strongest dates the Hammond B-3 master would produce for the label. Featuring a stellar group of musicians including trumpeter Lee Morgan, tenor saxophonist David Newman, guitarist Melvin Sparks, and drummer Marion Booker, Jr., as well as a three-member Afro-Latin percussion unit led by Henry "Pucho" Brown, Think! is a perfect mix of funky soul and forward-thinking jazz. Kicking things off with Hugh Masekela's instantly memorable "Son of Ice Bag," both Sparks and Newman take searching funk-flow solos while Morgan seems to be remembering a certain Masekela lick he dug. Similarly expansive is the epic and frenetic Afro bliss-out "The Call of the Wild," which finds Newman in a heady, bluesy organ jam freak-out set against "Pucho" Brown's torrid Latin rhythms and Sparks' nasty repeto-funk guitar riff. By the time you get to the title track and realize "Oh, it's that "Think," all you can do is laugh at the utter hipness of it all and take pleasure in the notion that the album is only half over. [The Rudy Van Gelder Edition of Think! features remastered sound by original producer Van Gelder, significantly improving the overall sound quality over the original release.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/2/2005
  • Label: Emi Mod Afw
  • UPC: 724356384323
  • Catalog Number: 63843
  • Sales rank: 69,638

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Son of Ice Bag (11:15)
  2. 2 The Call of the Wild (12:31)
  3. 3 Think (4:46)
  4. 4 Three Blind Mice (6:29)
  5. 5 Slouchin' (6:52)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dr. Lonnie Smith Primary Artist, Organ
Lee Morgan Trumpet
Lonnie Liston Smith Organ, Guitar, Vocals
Melvin Sparks Guitar
Billy Bivens Conga
Marion Booker Drums
Henry Brown Timbales
David "Fathead" Newman Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Noberto Apellaniz Percussion, Conga
William Bivens Percussion, Conga
Pucho Timbales
Willie Bivins Percussion, Conga
Henry "Pucho" Brown Timbales
Norberto Apellaniz Percussion, Conga
Technical Credits
Micaela Boland Art Direction
Michael Cuscuna Reissue Producer
Rudy Van Gelder Remastering
Dave Sanders Engineer
Dr. Lonnie Smith Composer
Francis Wolff Producer, Audio Production, Cover Photo
Bob Blumenthal Liner Notes
Traditional Composer
A.J. Franklyn Composer
Rhett Evers Liner Notes
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