Acclaimed jazz organist Dr. Lonnie Smith has recruited Iggy Pop to sing on a new cover recording of Donavan’s 1966 chart-topping psychedelic single, “Sunshine Superman”. The new record out today (3/3) is one of two collaborations between Smith and Pop that will appear on the former’s forthcoming studio/live album, Breathe, due out on March 26th via Blue Note Records.

Produced by Wolf Bros bassist and Blue Note President Don Was, the album also features playing from guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg, drummer Johnathan Blake, percussionist Richard Bravo. Additionally, the eight-track album will include six live recordings pulled from Smith’s 75th birthday concert at New York City’s Jazz Standard in 2017, which featured an expanded band that included tenor saxophonist John Ellis, baritone saxophonist Jason Marshall, trombonist Robin Eubanks, and trumpeter Sean Jones.

Smith’s cover ditches the clavichord and acoustic guitar heard on Donovan’s 1966 version in exchange for a more relaxed, soulful tempo and overall mood. Smith’s Hammond -B3 organ shines through from the get-go, only to take a step back to make room for Iggy Pop’s brooding vocals while the band grooves alongside him.

Listen to the new record via the psychedelic visualizer video below.

Dr. Lonnie Smith feat. Iggy Pop – “Sunshine Superman”

[Video: Blue Note Records]

“I was playing with my trio at Arts Garage in Delray Beach in Florida. Iggy would come by and say he wanted to play with me,” Smith added in a press statement in regards to the context of the two parties coming together for this collaboration. “I let him play slaparoo and he loved it. He enjoyed playing with us. We thought about recording a few songs, so we went in with my trio backing us up, and it worked.”

“Sunshine Superman” is the second single from the Breathe tracklist that’s been shared so far, following the live recording of “Bright Eyes” which was released by Blue Note earlier this year.

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