Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Jimmy Smith - The Fantastic Jimmy Smith (2002)

Jimmy Smith - The Fantastic Jimmy Smith (2002)

The Fantastic Jimmy Smith, documents the beginnings of a remarkable career in music. This album is from the period of 1953-1955 when Smith first began to dedicate himself to the organ. While the recording here do not match the level of his later sides, the album provides insight into a man about to become the greatest at his instrument.Before Jimmy Smith became the legendary jazz organist, he was an in-house session pianist and organist for New York R&B label, Bruce Records. This album is a collection of his first series of recordings on the organ both as a sideman and a bandleader. While this recording probably isn’t for fans of organ trio or hard bop jazz, it does provide a rare glimpse into an artist in the early stages of their career. Listening to these recording is like hearing Charlie Parker with Jay McShann or Louis Armstrong with King Oliver, the innocence and raw talent that would soon lead to a significant body of work.

Artist: Jimmy Smith
Title Of Album: The Fantastic Jimmy Smith
Year Of Release: 2002
Label: Empire Music Group Inc.
Genre: Jazz
Quality: mp3
Bitrate: 320kbps
Total Time: 46:23
Total Size: 102.31 mb

1. Stranger in Paradise
2. Jimmy's Jam
3. Its a Sin to Tell A Lie
4. I Can't Give You Anything but Love
5. I Had the Craziest Dream
6. Tell Me
7. I Hear a Rhapsody
8. Jeepers Creepers
9. Jimmys Swing
10. Misery
11. Jughead
12. Tea For Two Mambo
13. Sonotone Bounce
14. Dancing in the Ceiling
15. I'll Walk Alone
16. Skokiaan

Jimmy Smith - Organ Hammond
Don Gardner -Drums,Vocals
Al Cass - Sax Tenor

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