Monday, December 19, 2016

Jimmy Smith


































Artist:  Jimmy Smith
Birth Name:  James Oscar Smith
Born:  December 8, 1925.  Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA
Died:  February 8, 2005 (Aged 79).  Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Genre:  Jazz, Hard Bop, Jazz Funk, Soul Jazz, Mainstream Jazz, Fusion Jazz
Occupation:  Musician
Instruments:  Hammond B-3, Electric Organ

Jimmy Smith was an American Jazz Musician.  He wasn't the first organ player in Jazz but no one had a greater influence with the instrument that he did.  He recorded more than 30 albums for Blue Note Records between 1956 and 1963, collaborating with the likes of Kenny Burrell, Stanley Turrentine and Jackie McLean.  In 1963, he signed a new record deal with Verve.  In 2005, he was awarded the NEA Jazz Masters Award from the National Endowment for the Arts, the highest honor that America bestows upon Jazz Musicians.














Artist:  Jimmy Smith Trio with Kenny Burrell
Title:  Complete 1957-59 Sessions (2 CD)  (2016)
Genre:  Jazz, Hard Bop, Jazz Funk, Soul Jazz, Mainstream Jazz, Fusion Jazz
Label:  Phono
Rating:   *****

Tracks:

Disc 1:

 1.  There Is A Small Hotel  (11:56)
 2.  Little Girl Blue  (5:25)
 3.  It Could Happen To You  (6:21)
 4.  Hackensack  (6:03)
 5.  These Foolish Things  (5:32)
 6.  Sometimes I'm Happy  (8:25)
 7.  Bye Bye Blackbird  (6:13)
 8.  September Song  (5:17)
 9.  Since I Fell For You  (4:22)
10. Since I Fell For You (Alternative Take)  (6:28)
11. I'm Just A Lucky So And So  (5:43)

Disc 2:

 1.  Motorin' Along  (5:12)
 2.  Motorin' Along (Alternate Take)  (5:05)
 3.  Ruby  (3:44)
 4.  It Might As Well Be Spring  (9:09)
 5.  Mood Indigo  (5:39)
 6.  While We're Young  (4:56)
 7.  I Didn't Know What Time It Was  (6:28)
 8.  But Beautiful  (4:00)
 9.  The Last Dance  (4:57)
10. Groanin'  (8:13)
11. Memories Of You  (5:53)
12. I Got A Woman  (3:58)
13. Sugar Hill  (5:20)

Personnel:

Jimmy Smith:  Organ
Kenny Burrell:  Guitar

Plus:

Art Blakey:  Drums on Disc 1, Track 1 
Donald Bailey:  Drums on Disc 1, Tracks: 2, 7-11, Disc 2 
Philly Joe Jones:  Drums on Disc 1, Tracks 3-6 

 Complete 1957-59 Sessions is the digitally remastered from the original recordings sessions by Jimmy Smith Trio with Kenny Burrell, was released on October 14, 2016 by Phono, featuring Art Blakey, Donald Bailey and Philly Joe Jones.

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