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Prayer Meetin' [Bonus Tracks]
     

Prayer Meetin' [Bonus Tracks]

by Jimmy Smith
 

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Playing piano-style single-note lines on his Hammond B-3 organ, Jimmy Smith revolutionized the use of the instrument in a jazz combo setting in the mid-'50s and early '60s, and arguably his best albums for Blue Note during this period were the ones he did with tenor sax player Stanley Turrentine. Recorded on February 8, 1963, at Van Gelder Studio in New Jersey, and

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Playing piano-style single-note lines on his Hammond B-3 organ, Jimmy Smith revolutionized the use of the instrument in a jazz combo setting in the mid-'50s and early '60s, and arguably his best albums for Blue Note during this period were the ones he did with tenor sax player Stanley Turrentine. Recorded on February 8, 1963, at Van Gelder Studio in New Jersey, and featuring Quentin Warren on guitar and Donald Bailey on drums in addition to Smith and Turrentine, Prayer Meetin' is a delight from start to finish. Forming a perfect closure to Smith's trio of albums with Turrentine (Midnight Special and Back at the Chicken Shack were both released in 1960), Prayer Meetin' was the last of four albums Smith recorded in a week to finish off his Blue Note contract before leaving for Verve. The blues roots are obvious here, and the Smith-penned title track might even be called jazz-gospel, but the single most striking cut is a version of Ivory Joe Hunter's "I Almost Lost My Mind," with both Smith and Turrentine building wonderful solos, suggesting new pathways for organ and sax as complementary instruments. This release includes two additional tracks ("Lonesome Road" and "Smith Walk") recorded by the same personnel, augmented by bassist Sam Jones, in 1960.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/23/2004
Label:
Blue Note Records
UPC:
0724359084626
catalogNumber:
90846

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jimmy Smith   Primary Artist,Organ
Sam Jones   Bass
Stanley Turrentine   Tenor Saxophone
Donald Bailey   Drums
Quentin Warren   Guitar

Technical Credits

Ivory Joe Hunter   Composer
Gene Ammons   Composer
Lionel Hampton   Composer
Jimmy McGriff   Composer
Mississippi Fred McDowell   Composer
Fred Hopkins   Composer
Wilmoth Houdini   Composer
Gene Austin   Composer
James Black   Composer
Micaela Boland   Art Direction
Paul Campbell   Composer
Michael Cuscuna   Reissue Producer
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
Joe Goldberg   Liner Notes
Ben Kynard   Composer
Alfred Lion   Producer
Nat Shilkret   Composer
Jimmy Smith   Composer
Francis Wolff   Cover Photo
Bob Blumenthal   Liner Notes
Reid Miles   Cover Design
Traditional   Composer
Nathaniel Shilkret   Composer
Frederick Hendricks   Composer

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