Saturday, August 25, 2007
JIMMY SMITH - Prayer Meetin'
No need to say much about Jimmy Smith; I'm sure most of you are aware of his genius. As for those of you who haven't heard of him, grab this album (and anything from his Blue Note years) and indulge in some of the finest hammond-driven jazz & funk.
Prayer Meetin' was recorded in 1963, at a time when Jimmy Smith had switched to the organ/guitar/drums/sax combo (Quentin Warren and Kenny Burrell were frequently employed for the guitarist position while the late Stanley Turrentine was always present with his thick tone on the sax). The album ranges from incessant soul-jazz grooves to mellow jazz arrangements. The playing is impeccable (like there was a chance for not being impeccable!) and the band is very tight and groovy. Great music for any time of the day, period.
posted by Nada at 1:04 AM
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Jimmy Smith never fails! Everything in his Blue Note years is choice stuff! This is one I didn't have and I thank you very much for posting.
If you like the B3, here's a great compilation called "Organized"
Allright man, cheers!!!
Though I do not use megaupload...
I'd LOVE to hear this but the link no longer works!