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"The organ is like the sunlight, rain and thunder..." says Dr. Lonnie Smith, who recorded Finger Lickin' Good in 1966. He's dynamic and dramatic, and rap, dance and house music producers have sampled his sounds. Allaboutjazz.com cites The Healer, Smith's current album, as "brimming with the bold, bizarre and beautiful." Hear highlights from the stage on JazzSet.