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Jimmy Smith: Electrifyin' (CD: Proper, 4 CDs)Jimmy Smith: Electrifyin' (CD: Proper, 4 CDs)
While the electric organ was used in jazz by Fats Waller and Count Basie, Smith's virtuoso improvisation technique on the Hammond helped to popularize the electric organ as a jazz and blues instrument. For ballads, he played walking bass lines on the bass foot pedals. For uptempo tunes, he would play the bass line on the lower manual and use the pedals for emphasis on the attack of certain notes, which helped to emulate the attack and sound of a string bass. Smith influenced many other jazz organists. More recently, Smith influenced bands such as the Beastie Boys, who sampled the bassline from "Root Down (And Get It)" - and saluted Smith in the lyrics - for their own hit "Root Down", also Medeski, Martin & Wood and The Hayden-Eckert Ensemble. The Acid Jazz movement also reflects Smith's organ style. (Proper Records) 


Price:  £15.49 


Jimmy Smith / Lou Donaldson Quartet: Complete Studio Recordings (CD: Phono, 2 CDs)
Hammond organ maestro Jimmy Smith and alto sax master Lou Donaldson collaborated on various projects and this double CD compiles for the first time in a single set all the wonderful recordings they taped in the studio with Donaldson as the only horn. These are mostly quartet sessions with a couple of duets. Three tracks by the Jimmy Smith trio are included as a bonus. (Discovery Records) 


Price:  £17.99 

Jimmy Smith / Lou Donaldson Quartet: Complete Studio Recordings (CD: Phono, 2 CDs)


Jimmy Smith: Live At The Baby Grand, Vol.1 (CD: Blue Note RVG- US Import)Jimmy Smith: Live At The Baby Grand, Vol.1 (CD: Blue Note RVG- US Import)
Originally recorded live on August 4, 1956 at Club Baby Grand, Wilmington, Delaware. Jimmy Smith's initial success was in the many urban, inner city jazz clubs that dotted America in the 1950s. Blue Note decided to venture out of New York and capture their unique new jazz star in his element at Club Baby Grand, Wilminton, Delware on August 4, 1956. The trio is smokin' and this revolutionary organist plays like a man possessed. His 12-minute excursion on "The Preacher" and dazzling extended improvisation on "It's Allright with Me" are among the highlights of these two volumes. (Blue Note Records) 


Price:  £12.99 


Jimmy Smith: Live At The Baby Grand, Vol.2 (CD: Blue Note RVG- US Import)
 


Price:  £12.99 

Jimmy Smith: Live At The Baby Grand, Vol.2 (CD: Blue Note RVG- US Import)


Jimmy Smith: Groovin' At Small's Paradise (CD: Blue Note RVG, 2 CDs)Jimmy Smith: Groovin' At Small's Paradise (CD: Blue Note RVG, 2 CDs)
 


Price:  £14.99 


Jimmy Smith: Softly As A Summer Breeze (CD: Blue Note RVG- US Import)
 


Price:  £12.99 

Jimmy Smith: Softly As A Summer Breeze (CD: Blue Note RVG- US Import)


Jimmy Smith: House Party (CD: Blue Note RVG)Jimmy Smith: House Party (CD: Blue Note RVG)
 


Price:  £8.99 


Jimmy Smith: The Sermon (CD: Blue Note RVG)
 


Price:  £8.99 

Jimmy Smith: The Sermon (CD: Blue Note RVG)


Jimmy Smith: Back At The Chicken Shack (CD: Blue Note RVG)Jimmy Smith: Back At The Chicken Shack (CD: Blue Note RVG)
Jimmy Smith’s April 25, 1960, session with the perfect cast of Stanley Turrentine, Kenny Burrell and Donald Bailey produced two classic albums that are the pinnacle of the organ-tenor style. Not a bad day’s work. (Blue Note Records) 


Price:  £8.99 


Jimmy Smith: Plays Fats Waller (CD: Blue Note RVG)
 


Price:  £8.99 

Jimmy Smith: Plays Fats Waller (CD: Blue Note RVG)


Jimmy Smith: Midnight Special (CD: Blue Note RVG)Jimmy Smith: Midnight Special (CD: Blue Note RVG)
Jimmy Smith’s April 25, 1960, session with the perfect cast of Stanley Turrentine, Kenny Burrell, and Donald Bailey produced these two classic albums that are the pinnacle of the organ-tenor style. A perfect selection of material played at the perfect tempo by great musicians who connect on the deepest, most soulful level. Not a bad day’s work. (Blue Note Records) 


Price:  £8.99 


Jimmy Smith: Prayer Meetin' (CD: Blue Note- US Import)
 


Price:  £12.99 

Jimmy Smith: Prayer Meetin' (CD: Blue Note- US Import)


Jimmy Smith: Bucket! (Vinyl LP: Blue Note)Jimmy Smith: Bucket! (Vinyl LP: Blue Note)
Limited edition high-definition 180g vinyl stereo LP.  


Price:  £21.99 


Jimmy Smith: Cool Blues (CD: Blue Note RVG)
Although not released until 1980, this 1958 all-star gathering at Small's Paradise in Harlem, New York has become one of Jimmy Smith's most highly regarded Blue Note albums. Lou Donaldson, Tina Brooks and Art Blakey join Smith's trio for four extended jams. (Blue Note Records) 


Price:  £8.99 

Jimmy Smith: Cool Blues (CD: Blue Note RVG)


Jimmy Smith: Live At The Village Gate (CD: Metro/ Verve)Jimmy Smith: Live At The Village Gate (CD: Metro/ Verve)
 


Price:  £9.99 


Jimmy Smith: Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (CD: Verve)
This was Jimmy Smith's fourth album for Verve and continues the tradition he began with Bashin'. Oliver Nelson contributes some great big band charts, the most notable being the exciting arrangement of Richard Rodgers' Slaughter On Tenth Avenue. 


Price:  £9.99 

Jimmy Smith: Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (CD: Verve)


Jimmy Smith: Any Number Can Win (CD: Verve)Jimmy Smith: Any Number Can Win (CD: Verve)
 


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Jimmy Smith: The Cat (CD: Verve)
Sinister black cat, orange eyes---and "the incredible" Jimmy Smith at the Hammond organ. A powerhouse of energy and swing in this solo fronting of conductor Lalo Schifrin's arrangements and 20-piece brassy backing ensemble. Smith did for the organ what Gerry Mulligan did for the bari-sax---transformed its heavy ponderous self into a flexible jazz instrument. Repertoire includes standard blues (Basin Street, St Louis, In the Night) and film tunes. The original vinyl (1964) hits the right note---"organist Jimmy Smith and The Cat are all soul...driving solos that roar and purr...." Very much in the groove. Yeah! (Andrew Clark, Editor, Riffs & Choruses: A New Jazz Anthology. Continuum Publishing.) 


Price:  £9.99 

Jimmy Smith: The Cat (CD: Verve)


Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery: Jimmy & Wes The Dynamic Duo (CD: Verve- US Import)Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery: Jimmy & Wes The Dynamic Duo (CD: Verve- US Import)
 


Price:  £12.99 


Jimmy Smith: The Boss (CD: Verve)
 


Price:  £9.99 

Jimmy Smith: The Boss (CD: Verve)


Jimmy Smith: Root Down (CD: Verve)Jimmy Smith: Root Down (CD: Verve)
 


Price:  £9.99 

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