Jimmy Smith - The Fantastic Jimmy Smith (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 165.53 Mb | 46:32 | Covers
Hard Bop, Soul Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Empire Music Group (545 450 685-2)
When Jimmy Smith burst on the scene in 1955, playing his exciting brand of jazz organ at the Café Bohemia and the following year on records for Blue Note, he seemed to appear fully formed from out of nowhere. In the early '60s, a budget LP from the Up Front label had ten obscure selections from the beginning of Smith's career, but failed to give any real information. Now those ten numbers plus six other cuts have been reissued on this historic CD. Recorded most likely during 1953-1954, the performances on this disc comprise Jimmy Smith's earliest recording sessions.