featuring Mike LeDonne, Mark Whitfield & Kenny Washington
Mike LeDonne [Hammond b-3 organ]
Mark Whitfield [guitar]
Kenny Washington [drums]
Get in the holiday spirit with the unbeatable organ trio of Mike LeDonne, Mark Whitfield, and Kenny Washington as they revive the music of the soul-jazz classic, “Christmas ‘64,’” by the legendary Jimmy Smith, later re-released as “Christmas Cookin’.” Even if it’s cold outside, Smoke will be on fire with this great group. Financial Times says, “LeDonne’s style combines modal thrust with the pyrotechnics of Jimmy Smith and the earth of Jimmy McGriff,” and Downbeat adds, “LeDonne produces a booming organ sound reminiscent of earlier B-3 king Jimmy Smith.” Featured with LeDonne for these seasonal sets will be two of the very best in guitarist Mark Whitfield and drummer Kenny Washington.