Jimmy Smith

Jimmy Smith - Open House / Plain Talk (1960) {Blue Note CDP7842692 rel 1992}

Jimmy Smith - Open House / Plain Talk (1960) {Blue Note CDP7842692 rel 1992}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 522 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 178 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 13 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1960, 1992 Blue Note / Capitol | CDP 7 84269 2
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Organ Hammond B-3

For this superlative outing in the legendary series of Jimmy Smith Blue Note jam sessions, the innovative organist is teamed with trumpeter Blue Mitchell, altoist Jackie McLean, tenor saxophonist Ike Quebec, and his regular sidemen (guitarist Quentin Warren and drummer Donald Bailey). The two-fer features Open House and Plain Talk, both of which were recorded the same day. Four standards alternate with blues and Smith originals. The musicians all seem to be inspired by each other's presence, making this a highly recommended set for straight-ahead jazz collectors.

Jimmy Smith - The Best Of Jimmy Smith: The Blue Note Years (1988)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 14, 2018
Jimmy Smith - The Best Of Jimmy Smith: The Blue Note Years (1988)

Jimmy Smith - The Best Of Jimmy Smith: The Blue Note Years (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 397 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans included
Hard Bop, Soul Jazz | Label: Blue Note | # CDP 7 91140 2 | Time: 01:05:48

Covering prime early recordings from 1956-1960 and one mid-'80s cut, Blue Note's The Best of Jimmy Smith offers up a fine introduction to the trailblazing jazz organist. Smith's Blue Note sessions not only introduced the world to the complex solo possibilities of the Hammond B3 organ, but simultaneously ushered in the soul-jazz era of the '60s, spawning a wealth of fine imitators in the process. Before delving into more commercial terrain on Verve in the late '60s, Smith cut a ton of jam-session dates for Blue Note, often with the help of hard bop luminaries like trumpeter Lee Morgan, alto saxophonist Lou Donaldson, tenor saxophonists Tina Brooks and Stanley Turrentine, and drummers Art Blakey and Donald Bailey. All are heard here on classic cuts like "The Sermon," "Back at the Chicken Shack," and "The Jumpin' Blues," with Smith regular Turrentine and a young Morgan availing themselves in especially fine form. For his part, Smith eats up the scenery on all the sides here, taking his solo to particularly impressive heights on a fleetly swinging rendition of "When Johnny Comes Marching Home".

Erik Soderlind - Twist For Jimmy Smith (2009)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 14, 2018
Erik Soderlind - Twist For Jimmy Smith (2009)

Erik Söderlind - Twist For Jimmy Smith (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 390 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 140 Mb | Scans included | 00:59:41
Guitar Jazz, Mainstream Jazz, Contemporary Jazz | Label: Prophone | # PCD 100

Erik Söderlind is a young man in no particular hurry. Not yet 30, he plays jazz guitar with supreme assurance, and on his debut album Twist For Jimmy Smith, he has put together a lovely, leisurely paced, always swinging collection of standards and originals that deserves worldwide recognition. Of course, he's unlikely to get it. We live in a world obsessed with image, a world that all too often mistakes image for the real thing. Should Sweden's Söderlind be passed over, it's the world's loss. Here he teams up with two other extremely talented local musicians, organist Kjell Öhman and reed man Magnus Lindgren to make an album that brooks repeated listening. Söderlind plays in a line stemming from Charlie Christian and continuing through Wes Montgomery and George Benson—and that's George Benson when John Hammond billed him "The Most Exciting New Guitarist On The Jazz Scene Today." Before someone discovered he could sing, dressed him in glittery suits and stuck him on the cabaret circuit. Twist For Jimmy Smith provides a glimpse of what jazz was all about in those far off days; though this album is not about nostalgia. It's about the real thing, what Söderlind, on the sleeve calls "the joy of making music" and communicating that joy.

Jimmy Smith - The Cat (1964) (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Jan. 31, 2018
Jimmy Smith - The Cat (1964) (Repost)

Jimmy Smith - The Cat (1964)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 206 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 78 MB | Covers - 72 MB
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve Records (810 046-2)

Compared to his earlier Blue Note recordings, organist Jimmy Smith's outings for Verve are not as strong from a jazz standpoint. Certainly his renditions of the "Theme from Joy House," "The Cat," and the "Main Title from The Carpetbaggers" are not all that significant. However, this set has some tasteful arrangements for the big band by Lalo Schifrin, and some good playing by the great organist on a variety of other blues-oriented material. Also, the combination of organ with a big band is sometimes quite appealing, making this album worth picking up despite its commercial focus.
Jimmy Smith ‎- Root Down: Jimmy Smith Live! (1972/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Jimmy Smith ‎- Root Down: Jimmy Smith Live! (1972/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 45:42 minutes | 1,66 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

„Root Down“ is a 1972 live jazz album by Jimmy Smith, released on the Verve label. It was recorded in Los Angeles on February 8, 1972. It includes the song 'Root Down (And Get It)' which was sampled by the Beastie Boys for their song 'Root Down.' Toward the end of his stint with Blue Note, Jimmy Smith's albums became predictable. Moving to Verve in the mid-'60s helped matters considerably, since he started playing with new musicians (most notably nice duets with Wes Montgomery) and new settings, but he never really got loose, as he did on select early Blue Note sessions.

Lucky Peterson - Tribute to Jimmy Smith (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Dec. 28, 2017
Lucky Peterson - Tribute to Jimmy Smith (2017)

Lucky Peterson - Tribute to Jimmy Smith (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image) +cue, log, scans - 522 MB | 01:00:22
Blues, Soul Blues, Jazz | Label: Time Blues

On this album, Lucky Peterson pays tribute to his mentor, jazz legend Jimmy Smith. Fittingly, Peterson performs on Smith's favorite instrument, the Hammond B-3 organ. Peterson's style is anchored in blues with the beat of jazz, the groove of rhythm 'n' blues and the energy of rock 'n' roll. For this recording his virtuoso sidemen include guitarist Kelyn Crapp and drummer Herlin Riley.

Jimmy Smith - Blue Note Jazz Inspiration (2012) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 25, 2017
Jimmy Smith - Blue Note Jazz Inspiration (2012) [Re-Up]

Jimmy Smith - Blue Note Jazz Inspiration (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 488 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb | Scans included | 01:12:05
Hard Bop, Mainstream Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Soul Jazz | Label: EMI | # 50999 009010 2 4

Jimmy Smith brought the Hammond organ into hard bop and jazz in the 1950s, and his piano-fast solo runs on the instrument have never been equaled. This warm set from Blue Note Records, the label where Smith built most of his impressive legacy, selects eight of his performances for the label, including a 20-minute (and ten second) version of "The Sermon," the bouncing "Back at the Chicken Shack," and a fun romp through "See See Rider," among other delights, making this a quick introduction to the peak creative era of this one-of-a-kind jazz artist's long career.
Jimmy Smith Trio - Live At The Village Gate (1963) [Reissue 2008] (Repost)

Jimmy Smith Trio - Live At The Village Gate (1963) [Reissue 2008]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 157 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 71 MB | Covers - 37 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve Records (0602517621374)

These sessions live at Art D'Lugoff's Village Gate night club in Greenwich Village on May 31, 1963 were at one point previously unreleased, eventually issued by the short-lived Metro subsidiary of MGM on vinyl sometime after being recorded. The session is barely over 30 minutes, the sound is a bit thin (but not to its detriment), but Smith's playing is peerless as always, and his band with guitarist Quentin Warren and young drummer Billy Hart may be a curiosity for some. Warren is not the best or most adept plectrist Smith had employed, but gets the job done in a quiet, unassuming manner…

Jimmy Smith - Straight Life (2007) Repost  Music

Posted by SuniR at Nov. 15, 2017
Jimmy Smith - Straight Life (2007) Repost

Jimmy Smith - Straight Life (2007)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 344 Mb (5% Rec.)
Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 135 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Jazz | Label: Blue Note, #:0946 3 85192 2 5 | 0:50:19

The tracks that make up Straight Life had been sitting in the Blue Note vaults since they were recorded on June 22, 1961, representing the only recorded output that year by Jimmy Smith and his trio of the era, which included guitarist Quentin Warren and drummer Donald Bailey. Somehow these ten songs got lost in the shuffle between the 1960 Blue Note date Crazy! Baby and Smith's leap into the national spotlight with his first Verve release, Bashin', in 1962. The trio swings along on six standards and three originals "Straight Life," "Jimmy's Blues," and two versions of "Minor Fare." Although not in the same league as Midnight Special or Prayer Meetin', it's great to hear this long lost hard bop session from the master of the Hammond B-3.
Jimmy Smith - Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (1964) [Reissue 2007] (Repost)

Jimmy Smith - Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (1964) [Reissue 2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 265 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 91 MB | Covers (9 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve Records (0602517396937)

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is a 1964 studio album by organist Jimmy Smith, released on the Verve label. Smith is accompanied by a big band with arrangements by Oliver Nelson and Claus Ogerman.