Jimmy Smith – Back At The Chicken Shack (1963/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 37:54 minutes | 920 MB | Genre: Jazz
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Back At The Chicken Shack: The Incredible Jimmy Smith is the jazz legend’s seminal 1960 Blue Note session. Smith is joined by Stanley Turrentine, Kenny Burrell and Donald Bailey for this funky soul-jazz masterpiece. Reaching the Top Twenty on the Billboard 200, the album includes the standouts “Minor Chant,” “Back At The Chicken Shack” and much more. It is included in the 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.
Back at the Chicken Shack is one of organist Jimmy Smith’s classic Blue Note sessions, and the first to draw attention to tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine. Recorded in 1960 with Kenny Burrell on guitar, Donald Bailey on drums, and Turrentine, the group reaches the peak of funky soul-jazz that all other challengers of the genre would have to live up to. Included on this uptempo session is a reworking of “When I Grow Too Old to Dream” (a feature for Turrentine), Turrentine’s “Minor Chant,” two Smith compositions, “Messy Bessie” as well as the set’s notable title cut, and the CD-only bonus track, “On the Sunny Side of the Street.” Smith’s Midnight Special album was recorded at these same sessions, and is also exceptional.
01 – Back At The Chicken Shack
02 – When I Grow Too Old To Dream
03 – Minor Chant
04 – Messy Bessie
Jimmy Smith – organ
Stanley Turrentine – tenor sax
Kenny Burrell – guitar
Donald Bailey – drums