mardi 13 avril 2010

Jimmy Smith - Bashin': The Unpredictable Jimmy Smith

Although still a regular Blue Note artist (he would make four more albums for the company within the next year), Bashin' was organist Jimmy Smith's debut for Verve, a label that he would record extensively for during 1963-1972.
On the first half of the program (reissued in full on this CD), Smith was for the first time joined by a big band. Oliver Nelson provided the arrangements, trumpeter Joe Newman and altoist Phil Woods have a solo apiece, and "Walk on the Wild Side" became Smith's biggest hit up to that point. 
The final three numbers feature Smith's regular trio with guitarist Quentin Warren and drummer Donald Bailey swinging with soul as usual. The historical set (a bit of a turning point for Jimmy Smith's career) has its strong moments although it is not all that essential. 

01 - Walk On The Wild Side
02 - Ol' Man River
03 - In A Mellow Tone
04 - Step Right Up
05 - Beggar For The Blues
06 - Bashin'
07 - I'm An Old Cow Hand (From The Rio Grande)
08 - Bashin' (45 rpm Version)
09 - Ol' Man River (45 rpm Version)

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5 commentaires:

  1. Jimmy Smith - Bashin': The Unpredictable Jimmy Smith :

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  2. This is KILLER! Many thanks for posting it. More Jimmy Smith would be MASSIVELY appreciated!

  3. You have an excellent blog, many GREAT artists and recordings, Thank You.

  4. Thank you for this great album

    Greetings from Belgium

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