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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
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 with his recordings for Blue Note Records. After he moved to Verve Records, though, he began working in more big-band settings, experimenting a bit, although he was always the same Jimmy Smith whose rapid runs on the B-3 careened, stuttered, glided, and flashed all over the place at a frequently breathless pace. No matter what venue he was playing, where he recorded, or what label he was on, Smith was steady in what he did, and although he stayed close to the blues, there may not be a more continuously ...
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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
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 with his recordings for Blue Note Records. After he moved to Verve Records, though, he began working in more big-band settings, experimenting a bit, although he was always the same Jimmy Smith whose rapid runs on the B-3 careened, stuttered, glided, and flashed all over the place at a frequently breathless pace. No matter what venue he was playing, where he recorded, or what label he was on, Smith was steady in what he did, and although he stayed close to the blues, there may not be a more continuously joyful sounding legacy in the history of modern jazz. This release brings together two albums previously unavailable on CD, 1974's Paid in Full, which Smith sold only through mail order and at his concerts, and 1975's Jimmy Smith, a live album with, in the original LP format, a show from Tel Aviv on side one and a show from L.A. on side two. It's all Jimmy Smith being Jimmy Smith, and if these two rare LPs aren't exactly essential to the Smith canon, they certainly don't diminish it.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/25/2008
  • Label: Groove Hut Spain
  • EAN: 8436019587102
  • Catalog Number: 66710
  • Sales rank: 382,647

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Bro' Pugh - Jimmy Smith Quintet (9:07)
  2. 2 Killing Me Softly with His Song - Jimmy Smith Quintet (9:23)
  3. 3 Paid in Full - Jimmy Smith Quintet (9:05)
  4. 4 Can't Get Enough - Jimmy Smith Quintet (6:19)
  5. 5 Organ Grinder's Swing - Jimmy Smith Trio (2:49)
  6. 6 It's Alright with Me - Jimmy Smith Trio (4:40)
  7. 7 For the Good Times - Jimmy Smith Trio (4:38)
  8. 8 Jazz Scattin' - Jimmy Smith Trio (6:25)
  9. 9 Got My Mojo Workin' - Jimmy Smith Trio (3:40)
  10. 10 Testifyin' - Jimmy Smith Trio (3:56)
  11. 11 More to Life (Than Living) - Jimmy Smith Trio (2:55)
  12. 12 St. Thomas - Jimmy Smith Trio (4:55)
  13. 13 (That's the Time) I Feel Like Making Love - Jimmy Smith Trio (4:46)
  14. 14 Lookin' Ain't Gettin' - Jimmy Smith Trio (4:27)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jimmy Smith Primary Artist
Eddie "Bongo" Brown Conga
Buck Clarke Percussion, Conga
Donald Dean Drums
Stephanie Spruill Percussion
Larry "Lonnie" Gales Bass
Jimmy Allen Smith Organ, Piano
Technical Credits
Kris Kristofferson Composer
Miles Davis Author
Sonny Rollins Composer
Irving Mills Composer
Joey DeFrancesco Author
Charles Fox Composer
Norman Gimbel Composer
Will Hudson Composer
Eugene McDaniels Composer
Mitchell Parish Composer
Cole Porter Composer
Jimmy Smith Composer
Johnny Blackman Liner Notes
Jimmy Allen Smith Author
Preston Foster Composer
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