Turning Point (Lonnie Smith album)

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Turning Point
Turning Point (Lonnie Smith album).jpg
Studio album by
RecordedJanuary 3, 1969
LabelBlue Note
ProducerFrancis Wolff
Lonnie Smith chronology
Turning Point
Move Your Hand

Turning Point is the second album by American organist Lonnie Smith recorded in 1969 and released on the Blue Note label.[1]


The Allmusic review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine awarded the album 3 stars and stated "While the more adventurous elements of Turning Point make for an intriguing listen, the album isn't quite as enjoyable as the harder grooving sessions or the spacier soul-jazz records from the same era. Nevertheless, it's a worthwhile listen".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Lonnie Smith except as indicated
  1. "See Saw" (Don Covay, Steve Cropper) - 5:54
  2. "Slow High" - 6:31
  3. "People Sure Act Funny" (Bobby Robinson, Titus Turner) - 6:25
  4. "Eleanor Rigby" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) - 9:18
  5. "Turning Point" - 8:23
  • Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on January 3, 1969



  1. ^ Blue Note Records discography accessed November 24, 2010
  2. ^ a b Erlewine, S. T. Allmusic Review accessed November 24, 2010