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Jimmy Smith
(b. 12/8/25 - Norristown, PA     d. 2/8/05 - Scottsdale, AZ)

Title: Organ Grinder Swing
Personnel: Jimmy Smith (organ), Kenny Burrell (guitar), Grady Tate (drums).
Recorded: 1965
Label: Verve
Comments: One of the very first to turn the organ into a jazz instrument, Jimmy Smith is just an incredible force in jazz history. So swinging and grooving, his music is all about the soulful feel of this music! Since there is usually no bass in an organ group, the organist is responsible for playing the bass lines. Jimmy does this with his feet while at the same time playing the melodic lines with his right hand and the harmonic support with his left! Almost any of Jimmy's recordings are classic jazz releases...
Title: Back At The Chicken Shack
Personnel: Jimmy Smith (organ), Kenny Burrell (guitar), Donald Bailey (drums).
Recorded: 1960
Label: Blue Note
Title: The Sermon
Personnel: Jimmy Smith (organ), Lee Morgan (trumpet), Lou Donaldson (alto sax), Tina Brooks (tenor sax), Kenny Burrell (guitar), Art Blakey (drums).
Recorded: 1958
Label: Verve
Comments: The Sermon is the CD that put Jimmy Smith and the Hammond B-3 Organ on the jazz map. This classic recording featuring the stars of the day is a tour de force!

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