Jimmy Smith's Finest Hour

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Barnes & Noble - William Pearl
One name and one name only is synonymous with jazz organ -- Jimmy Smith. Others played the electric organ in a jazz context before Smith, and certainly many did after him, but no one perfected a voice for the instrument like the mighty Hammond B-3 master from Philadelphia. Mixing blues, r&b, and gospel elements into his swinging jazz style, Smith brought the instrument to life. This selection of premier Verve recordings catches Smith in both large and small groups, fruitfully mixing it up with other soulful players like guitarists Kenny Burrell and Wes Montgomery (their intensely funky blues jam "James and Wes" is a highlight) and drummer Grady Tate. Smith's hits ...
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Barnes & Noble - William Pearl
One name and one name only is synonymous with jazz organ -- Jimmy Smith. Others played the electric organ in a jazz context before Smith, and certainly many did after him, but no one perfected a voice for the instrument like the mighty Hammond B-3 master from Philadelphia. Mixing blues, r&b, and gospel elements into his swinging jazz style, Smith brought the instrument to life. This selection of premier Verve recordings catches Smith in both large and small groups, fruitfully mixing it up with other soulful players like guitarists Kenny Burrell and Wes Montgomery (their intensely funky blues jam "James and Wes" is a highlight) and drummer Grady Tate. Smith's hits --"Walk on the Wild Side," "Got My Mojo Workin,'" and "Hobo Flats" -- are here, alongside other well-chosen instrumental workouts. Tracks like these are bread and butter for the new generation of Hammond-meisters now loose on the jazz scene. Smith makes them all sound like children.
All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Verve's Finest Hour collection of Jimmy Smith's work compiles 60 minutes of career highlights, including "Walk on the Wild Side," "Got My Mojo Workin'," "James and Wes," and "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag." Though it's by no means a definitive compilation of Smith's music, it does provide an entertaining overview of some of his funkiest moments.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/13/2000
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • UPC: 731454359825
  • Catalog Number: 543598
  • Sales rank: 57,346

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jimmy Smith Primary Artist, Organ
Lalo Schifrin Conductor
Ray Barretto Conga
Jimmy Cleveland Trombone
Urbie Green Trombone
Roy Hargrove Trumpet
Thad Jones Trumpet
Mel Lewis Drums
Wes Montgomery Guitar
Oliver Nelson Conductor
Joe Newman Trumpet
Jerome Richardson Baritone Saxophone
Ed Shaughnessy Percussion, Drums
Mark Whitfield Guitar
Billy Gene English Drums
Ernie Royal Trumpet
Grady Tate Drums
Joe Wilder Trumpet
Britt Woodman Trombone
George Duvivier Bass
Al Cohn Tenor Saxophone
Ray Alonge French Horn
Bob Ashton Tenor Saxophone, Woodwind
George Barrow Baritone Saxophone, Woodwind
James Buffington French Horn
Kenny Burrell Guitar
Don Butterfield Tuba
Earl Chapin French Horn
Babe Clarke Tenor Saxophone, Woodwind
Bill Correa French Horn
George Dorsey Alto Saxophone
Barry Galbraith Guitar
Bernie Glow Trumpet
Milt Hinton Bass
Phil Kraus Percussion
Irvin "Marky" Markowitz Trumpet
Jimmy Maxwell Trumpet
Christian McBride Bass
Nicholas Payton Trumpet
Romeo Penque Tenor Saxophone
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie Drums
Bill Rodriquez Drums
Doc Severinsen Trumpet
Zoot Sims Tenor Saxophone
Tony Studd Bass Trombone
Phil Woods Alto Saxophone, Woodwind
Snooky Young Trumpet
Tom Mitchell Bass Trombone
Technical Credits
Lalo Schifrin Arranger, Composer
Oliver Nelson Arranger
Don Sickler Producer
Peter Keepnews Notes Editing
Richard Seidel Producer
Creed Taylor Producer
Rick Ward Composer
Michael Ullman Sequencers
Jeff Willens Mastering
Robert Appleton Art Direction
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