on 25 September 2012
Following on from the modest offering of "Spiral" the good Doctor releases this self financed live recording with his current working trio. Of course, any musician taking the initiative to self finance and produce their own recording is a cause worth supporting. However,I wish I could be a little kinder about the actual recording itself.
The tracks are from Lonnie's current live repertoire and most can be heard on his recent recordings on the Palmetto label.
There is talent in abundance with Jonathan Kresiberg on guitar and Jamire williams on drums but somehow there is a vital spark thats lacking.With no new material on offer there is an air of familiarity to the whole thing and whilst the solos are never less than competent nobody really pushes the envelope and makes you sit up and listen.
Gripes aside this is still a decent recording and worth checking out by fans of Dr Lonnie and of course you will be supporting a worthy cause.