Filmed at the New York jazz club Smoke, Rodney Jones enlightens us with his flavorful originals like "Groove Bone" and "One Turnip Green," while he indulges us with the classics such as "Stella by Starlight," and "Morning of the Carnival." For Live at Smoke, his first DVD as a leader, Rodney Jones selected material from every stage of his career, including tunes he had not previously recorded. The result is an exquisite juxtaposition of traditional and progressive works, including sultry ballads, floor-pounding grooves, and everything in between. A gifted solo artist and an A-list sideman for Dizzy Gillespie, James Brown, Lena Horne and other top performers, Rodney is also a dedicated educator, serving on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music since 1988. Featuring: Brian Charette on organ, Lonnie Plaxico on bass and Ray Marchica on drums.