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Dr. Lonnie Smith Still Groovin'; Jose James Mixes Jazz And R&B

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Friday, August 09, 2013

Jose James performs in the Greene Space at WNYC. Jose James performs in the Greene Space at WNYC. (Michael Katzif / WNYC)

In this episode, Soundcheck revisits two jazz-leaning segments. The first, an interview with legendary soul jazz organist Dr. Lonnie Smith, who, at 70, recently launched his own label and released a new live album, The Healer

Then, hear an intimate Greene Space performance from Jose James, a soulful singer who bridges the worlds of R&B and jazz with a silky smooth voice and a lot of swagger.

Guests:

Dr. Lonnie Smith

Download This: Jayme Stone

The Canadian banjoist and composer Jayme Stone plays at Joe's Pub on Sunday. Download "Radio Wassoulou."

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