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Craig Handy

& 2nd Line Smith

Sony Masterworks | OKeh

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Craig Handy talks about the project/band, organist Jimmy Smith & New Orleans 2nd line rhythms
1 Minor Chant
2 On the Sunny Side of the Street
3 Organ Grinder's Swing
4 I Almost Lost My Mind
5 High Heel Sneakers
6 Ready 'n Able
7 O.G.D. aka Road Song
8 Mojo Workin'
9 Mellow Mood
10 I'll Close My Eyes
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Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith, is the saxophonist's first recording as a leader in more than a decade and his Sony/Okeh Records debut. Funk and groove supply the motive and the motivation with repertoire consisting of 10 numbers from the songbook of Jimmy Smith - the founder of modern jazz organ expression, a creative inspiration that evolved from Handy's realization several years ago that his distinguished resume included no opportunities "to cut my teeth with any of the great organ players." As an added---and surprising---turn, Handy's reinterpretation of Smith's work includes rhythm and grooves derived from the tight second-line funk of New Orleans.

17 New 'ON'  82 Total
PRI/Jazz After Hours
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Wash DC, Cleveland, Miami, Minneapolis, Portland, San Diego, Baltimore, Detroit, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Austin, Memphis, San Antonio, Berkeley CA, Orlando FL, Honolulu, Toronto + CAN
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