Lonnie Plaxico - Rhythm & Soul
Lonnie Plaxico has remained at the very top of his profession through three decades of performing. His first extended tenure was with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers: Between1983 and 1986, Lonnie performed on twelve of Blakey's albums, including the Grammy Awardwinning, 'New York Scene'. In 1986 he joined Jack DeJohnette's Special Edition, continuing with that group until 1993. Besides leading his own band Plaxico is the musical director and featured bassist for Cassandra Wilson, and their critically acclaimed and awardwinning collaboration has now spanned fifteen years plus.

For Rhythm & Soul Plaxico digs deep into his musical experiences and adds extra colours with his arranging and composing skills. His many influences from bebop to the blues, funk to fusion, and gospel to the Great American Song Book, are all given special treatment on this highly personal journey.

George Colligan: Piano, Organ
Wayne Escoffery: Tenor Sax
Jeffrey Haynes: Percussion
Billy Kilson: Drums
Jeremy Pelt: Trumpet
Lonnie Plaxico: Double Bass, Electric Bass
Alex Sipiagin: Trumpet
Marcus Strickland: Tenor & Soprano Sax

Aneilia Lomax: Vocal (track 11)
Arene Lomax: Piano (track 11)

1. Rhythm & Soul
2. Kyeko
3. The Time
4. Slow Dance
5. Always Crazy
6. Don't Explain
7. Soul Eye's
8. Dark Side
9. I'll Wait And Pray
10. Weather Report
11. 'Tis So Sweet