Dr. Lonnie Smith is an unparalleled musician, composer, performer and recording artist. An authentic master and guru of the Hammond B-3 organ for over five decades, he has been featured on over seventy albums, and has recorded and performed with a virtual "Who's Who" of the greatest jazz, blues and R&B giants in the industry. Jazz Times describes him as "a riddle wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a turban!" Always ahead of the curve, it's no surprise Smith's fan-base is truly worldwide. Since leaving the Blue Note stable in the ‘70s, he has recorded for a slew of record labels, including Kudu, Groove Merchant, T.K., Scufflin', Criss Cross and Palmetto, ascending the charts many times. His nuanced Afro-Desia album was issued on Groove Merchant in 1975 and finds Smith in a meditative mood supported by saxophonist Joe Lovano, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Jamey Huddad.