Jimmy Smith

Groovin´At Smalls Paradise Vol. 1- 80th Annivesary (JAZZ)

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0602508229299

Groovin´At Smalls Paradise Vol. 1- 80th Annivesary

Jimmy Smith

Blue Note

602508229299

LPS 159392

JAZZ

1

LP 20,65 €

Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue Series

THEME: BLUE NOTE LIVE SERIES

180g ANALOG Vinyl

FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTERS TAPES

Blue Note co-founder Francis Wolff once recalled: "I first heard Jimmy Smith at Smalls' Paradise in January of 1956. It was his first gig in New York. He was a stunning sight. A man in convulsions, face contorted, crouched over in apparent agony, his fingers flying, his feet dancing over the pedals. The air was filled with waves of sound I had never heard before." After discovering Smith, Alfred Lion recorded the Hammond B3 organ virtuoso no less than 14 times in 1956-57.

The organ heard on this album is distinctive from most Jimmy Smith recordings in that the percussion on-off switch was either broken or Smith deliberately set the switch to a position halfway between on and off. This prevented the single-triggered percussion tone from decaying, Since the percussion tone is also not routed through the vibrato circuit, the effect is quite unusual.

This Blue Note 80 Vinyl Edition is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal.

PERSONNEL:

  • JIMMY SMITH, organ
  • EDDIE McFADDEN, guitar
  • DONALD BAILEY, drums

Live "Small's Paradise", New York, November 15, 1957

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A:
  • 01. After Hours
  • 02. My Funny Valentine
  • SIDE B:
  • 01. Slightly Monkish
  • 02. Laura