Jimmy Smith

Jimmy Smith - The Complete Verve Singles (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Dec. 8, 2016
Jimmy Smith - The Complete Verve Singles (2016)

Jimmy Smith - The Complete Verve Singles (2016)
Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:36:59 | 361 MB
Label: Verve Reissues | Release Year: 2016

Jimmy Smith wasn't the first organ player in jazz, but no one had a greater influence with the instrument than he did; Smith coaxed a rich, grooving tone from the Hammond B-3, and his sound and style made him a top instrumentalist in the 1950s and '60s, while a number of rock and R&B keyboardists would learn valuable lessons from Smith's example.
Jimmy Smith - Respect & Livin' It Up (2010) {Hip-O Select B0014358-02 rec 1967-68}

Jimmy Smith - Respect & Livin' It Up (2010) {Hip-O Select B0014358-02 rec 1967-68}
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© 1967-68, 2010 Hip-O Select / Verve | B0014358-02
Jazz / Hard Bop / Organ

Respect/Livin’ It Up, a two-on-one release from Verve Select, brings together two classic albums from Jimmy Smith, the world’s premier jazz-soul organist. Smith became a star with Verve Records in the mid-1960s. He leaned on superb big band arrangements by Oliver Nelson, a change from his earlier, small-group recordings on Blue Note. With Respect in 1967, Smith did something that thrilled his fans: he returned to a small group setting in Rudy Van Gelder’s now-legendary studio with his old Blue Note guitarist Thornel Schwartz, as well as Eric Gale, bassists Ron Carter and Bob Bushnell, and drummers Grady Tate and Bernard Purdie.
Jimmy Smith - The Complete Sermon Sessions (2009) {2CD Groove Hut Records-Blue Note rec 1957-58} [ft. Lee Morgan & Tina Brooks]

Jimmy Smith - The Complete Sermon Sessions (2009) {2CD Groove Hut Records-Blue Note rec 1957-58} [ft. Lee Morgan & Tina Brooks]
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© 1957-58, 2009 Blue Note / Groove Hut Records | GH 66712
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Organ Hammond B-3

2009 release from the Jazz great containing Smith's complete classic Sermon sessions, in chronological order, together for the first time ever on a single set. These are his only preserved collaborations with Lee Morgan, the formidable trumpet player whose life came to a tragic end after being shot by his girlfriend at the tender age of 33. Tenor saxophonist Tina Brooks is also featured here. The outstanding reedman would pass away at the age of 42 after a life of drug addiction and self abuse. The great Jimmy Smiths was a Jazz musician whose performances on the Hammond B-3 electric organ helped to popularize this instrument.

Joey Defrancesco With Jimmy Smith - Legacy (2005) {Concord}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 16, 2016
Joey Defrancesco With Jimmy Smith - Legacy (2005) {Concord}

Joey Defrancesco With Jimmy Smith - Legacy (2005) {Concord}
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Extending the good vibes created out of their first pairing on the live recording Incredible!, organists Joey Defrancesco and Jimmy Smith get down to business on Legacy. The two stellar and funky musicians have a great musical rapport and seem to really enjoy playing together. Fans of Incredible! will most likely find much to enjoy here. The album has a heavy Latin sound with percussionists Ramon Banda and Jose "Joey" de Leon supplying additional timbales and conga rhythms respectively. Also joining in this time around is special guest tenor saxophonist James Moody, who adds his fiery bop chops to "Jones'n for Elvin." Backing Defrancesco and Smith here are bassist Tony Banda, guitarist Paul Bollenback, and drummer Steve Ferrone.

Jimmy Smith - Lonesome Road (1957) {Blue Note/Toshiba}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 11, 2016
Jimmy Smith - Lonesome Road (1957) {Blue Note/Toshiba}

Jimmy Smith - Lonesome Road (1957) {Blue Note/Toshiba}
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Genre: Bop, Hard Bop

Jimmy Smith recorded for Blue Note so frequently during the late '50s that many of his sessions remained unreleased for years. The music that comprises Lonesome Road sat in the vaults for years, until the Japanese division of Blue Note released the album in the '80s. Since Smith had so many albums on the market, it's understandable that Blue Note wanted to limit the number of records they released from him, but the music on Lonesome Road is almost as fine as that on The Sermon or Groovin' at Small's Paradise.

Jimmy Smith - Softly As A Summer Breeze (1958)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Feb. 19, 2016
Jimmy Smith - Softly As A Summer Breeze (1958)

Jimmy Smith - Softly As A Summer Breeze (1958)
Jazz, Post Bop | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 49 min | 114 MB
Label: Blue Note | Rel: 1958

Softly as a Summer Breeze is one of Jimmy Smith's more obscure Blue Note dates. The six-song trio program finds the organist joined by either guitarist Kenny Burrell and drummer Philly Joe Jones, or guitarist Eddie McFadden and drummer Donald Bailey. At first glance, the album may look like a ballad-oriented set, but "Hackensack" really cooks, "Sometimes I'm Happy" struts, and "One for Philly Joe" (a familiar but unplaceable melody used for a later pop tune) heats thing up, and the LP has its exciting moments.
Jimmy Smith - The Sermon! (1959/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Jimmy Smith - The Sermon! (1959/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 40:08 minutes | 1,78 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The Sermon! is a 1959 album by jazz organist Jimmy Smith. It was produced by the Blue Note record label. Allmusic's Lindsay Planer described the album as "a prime example of Smith and company's myriad of talents".
Jimmy Smith - The Cat (1964) [Japanese Limited SHM-SACD 2014] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC {RE-UP}

Jimmy Smith - The Cat (1964) [Japanese Limited SHM-SACD 2014]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 32:57 minutes | Scans included | 1,03 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 712 MB
Jimmy Smith - Midnight Special (1961/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Jimmy Smith - Midnight Special (1961/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 36:34 minutes | 1,31 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Credited with helping to popularize the organ as a jazz instrument, Jimmy Smith has influenced generations of musicians from Jimmy McGriff to the Beastie Boys, who used a sample of Smith on the seminal Root Down single. Midnight Special was recorded in one day in 1960 for the Blue Note label.
Jimmy Smith - Plays The Hits: Great Songs, Great Performances (2010)

Jimmy Smith - Plays The Hits: Great Songs, Great Performances (2010)
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Genre: Soul Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Jazz Blues | Label: Verve | # 2742931 | Time: 00:41:46

Verve's Great Songs/Great Performances series is yet another attempt in a seemingly never-ending stream of them to repackage – and hopefully resell – their vast catalog of jazz and blues. They're super cheap in both cost and presentation, but the music is almost always stellar. Jimmy Smith's Plays the Hits volume is no exception. These eight selection are covers of tunes by the Rolling Stones (" Satisfaction"), Fats Domino ("Blueberry Hill"), Don Covay ("Chain of Fools") James Brown ("Papa's Got a Brand New Bag"), Otis Redding ("Respect"), Al Green ("Let's Stay Together"), and others. It's a groove lover's cheap dream.