Jimmy Smith – I’m Movin’ On (1963/2014) [HighResAudio 24bit/192kHz]

Jimmy Smith – I’m Movin’ On (1963/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 36:50 minutes | 1,45 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download Source: HighResAudio | © Blue Note Records

One of the many consistently impressive things about Jimmy Smith is his ability to evoke different moods. „I’m Movin’ On“ is no exception. Smith’s trio moves from the irresistible, laid-back groove of the title track, through the cowboy lope of ‘Hotel Happiness’ and soul-drenched blues ballads like ‘T’aint No Use’ to the lush, romantic rendering of ‘What Kind Of Fool Am I,’ in which Smith’s organ conjures soft, floating clouds of sound. The release is distinguished by the guitar work of Grant Green, whose brilliantly measured, stylish solos perfectly augment Smith’s thick, intense leads.

This reissue of a formerly rare date has a perfectly suitable title for it is the first of four albums that organist Jimmy Smith made within an eight-day period for Blue Note before permanently leaving the label for Verve. Although notable for matching Smith with guitarist Grant Green in what would be their only joint recording (drummer Donald Bailey completes the trio), the music is fairly typical of a Jimmy Smith session with the repertoire including blues, a couple of standards and ballads.

01 – I’m Movin’ On
02 – Hotel Happiness
03 – Cherry
04 – T’aint No Use
05 – Back Talk
06 – What Kind Of Fool Am I

Produced by Alfred Lion.
Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 13, 1963.
Digitally Remastered.

Jimmy Smith – organ
Grant Green – guitar
Donald Bailey – drums



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