Jimmy Smith – A Date With Jimmy Smith, Vol. 1 (1957/2014) [AcousticSounds 24bit/192kHz]

Jimmy Smith – A Date With Jimmy Smith, Vol. 1 (1957/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192kHz | Time – 33:57 minutes | 1,15 GB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: acousticsounds.com | © Blue Note Records
Recorded: Manhattan Towers in New York City on February 11 (tracks 1 & 2), and February 13 (track 3), 1957

“These 1957 sessions were the first Jimmy Smith did with horns after his recording debut the previous year. With the calibre of the top-rank musicians involved – Smith, the first to translate Bird’s innovations to the organ, altoist Donaldson, the blues-drenched Bird follower, and both Mobley and Byrd contributing some thoughtful blowing of their own on tenor and trumpet respectively – the overall results were rewarding.
In the rhythm section, McFadden’s warm guitar offered another colour to the organ-and-horns sound, and Blakey, as always, was a force of nature on drums in this no-holds-barred meeting of modern minds.” — FreshSoundRecords

After cutting five albums with his trio, organist Jimmy Smith on Feb. 11, 1957, recorded with trumpeter Donald Byrd, altoist Lou Donaldson and tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley in a sextet that also included guitarist Eddie McFadden and drummer Art Blakey. Among the five songs recorded that day, two (lengthy versions of “Falling in Love with Love” and “Funk’s Oats”) are included on this LP along with a shorter trio rendition of “How High the Moon” from two days later with McFadden and drummer Donald Bailey in a trio. -Scott Yanow

1 Falling In Love With Love 12:08
2 How High The Moon 5:56
3 Funk’s Oats 15:54

Jimmy Smith – organ
Donald Byrd – trumpet (tracks 1 & 2)
Lou Donaldson – alto saxophone (tracks 1 & 2)
Hank Mobley – tenor saxophone (tracks 1 & 2)
Eddie McFadden – guitar
Donald Bailey (track 3), Art Blakey (tracks 1 & 2) – drums



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