Jimmy Smith - Finest in Jazz

Jimmy Smith - Finest in Jazz
Album: Finest in Jazz
Duration: 44:18
Recording Date: March 27, 1956 - January 3, 1986
Release Date: June 5, 2007
Artist: Jimmy Smith
Genre: Jazz
Styles: Hard Bop, Soul Jazz

As part of Blue Note's Finest in Jazz series, Hammond organ pioneer Jimmy Smith is spotlighted on seven tracks, six recorded between 1956 and 1960, and "Fungii Mama" released in 1986 upon his return to the label some 20 years later. This set is aimed at the casual listener and includes top-notch soul-jazz performances of "I Got a Woman," "Minor Chant" and Dizzy Gillespie's signature tune "The Champ." Smith, guitarist Thornel Schwartz and drummer Donald Bailey are joined by fellow Blue Note alumni Lee Morgan, Kenny Burrell and Stanley Turrentine, among others, making this a nice sampler for the novice at a mid-line price.

Title/ComposerPerformerTime
The Champ / Dizzy GillespieJimmy Smith8:37
Blues After All / Kenny BurrellJimmy Smith6:05
I Got a WomanJimmy Smith3:55
Minor Chant / Stanley TurrentineJimmy Smith7:30
The Jumpin' BluesJimmy Smith5:25
When Johnny Comes Marching Home / TraditionalJimmy Smith7:56
Fungii Mama / Blue MitchellJimmy Smith4:50

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