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     Jimmy Smith

Real name: James Oscar Smith.
Born: Dec 8, 1925 in Norristown, PA.
Genres: Jazz.
Styles: Hard Bop, Soul-Jazz.
Instruments: Organ (Hammond), Organ

Jimmy Smith ruled the Hammond organ in the '50s and '60s. He revolutionized the instrument, showing it could be creatively used in a jazz context and popularized in the process. His Blue Note sessions from 1956 to 1963 were extremely influential and many, like 1960's Back at the Chicken Shack and 1958 's The Sermon, are classics. Smith turned the organ into almost an ensemble itself. He provided walking bass lines with his feet, left hand chordal accompaniment, solo lines in the right, and a booming, funky presence that punctuated every song, particularly the up-tempo cuts. Smith turned the fusion of R&B, blues, and gospel influences with bebop references and devices into a jubilant, attractive sound that many others immediately absorbed before following in his footsteps. Smith initially learned piano both from his parents and on his own. He attended the Hamilton School of Music in 1948, and Ornstein School of Music in 1949 and 1950 in Philadelphia. Smith began playing the Hammond in 1951, and soon earned a great reputation that followed him to New York, where he debuted at the Cafe Bohemia. A Birdland date and 1957 Newport Jazz Festival appearance launched Smith's career. His Blue Note recordings included both trio recordings and superb collaborations with Kenny Burrell, Lee Morgan, Lou Donaldson, Tina Brooks, Jackie McLean, Ike Quebec, and Stanley Turrentine, among others. Smith scored more hit albums on Verve from 1963 to 1972, many of them featuring big bands and using fine arrangements from Oliver Nelson. These included the excellent Walk on the Wild Side and Jimmy & Wes: The Dynamic Duo, a collaboration with guitarist Wes Montgomery. His '70s output was quite spotty, though Smith didn't stop touring, visiting Israel and Europe in 1974 and 1975. He and his wife opened a club in Los Angeles in the mid-'70s. Smith resumed touring in the early '80s and continued wowing audiences around the world. He re-signed with Blue Note in 1985, and has done more representative dates for them and Milestone in the '90s. After a five-year layoff, Smith returned in early 2001 with the blues projects Fourmost Return and Dot Com Blues. He remained a fixture in both small jazz clubs and large festivals until his untimely passing in February of 2005.

- Ron Wynn and Bob Porter (All Music Guide)

Ресурсы сети, связанные с исполнителем:
www.jazzateria.com/roots/jsmith.html About
www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=15404715 About on 'NPR Jazz profile'
musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician.php?id=4432 Biography & articles on 'All About Jazz'
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Smith_%28musician%29 About from 'wikipedia'
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Smith_%28musician%29 About from 'wapedia.mobi' [mobile]
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной исполнитель ...
 Jimmy Smith - 'A New Sound.. A New Star' - 1956, Blue Note, Capitol, Galactic
 Jimmy Smith - 'All The Way Live' - 1981, Milestone, Ars Nova
 Jimmy Smith - 'Angel Eyes: Ballads & Slow Jams' - 1996, Verve
 Jimmy Smith - 'Bucket!' - 1963, Blue Note
 Jimmy Smith - 'Cool Blues' - 1958, Blue Note
 Jimmy Smith - 'Daybreak' - 2002, Westwind
 Jimmy Smith - 'Dot Com Blues' - 2001, Verve
 Jimmy Smith - 'Fourmost Return' - 2001, Jvc Victor
 Jimmy Smith - 'Further Adventures Of Jimmy And Wes' - 1966, Verve
 Jimmy Smith - 'Hobo Flats. Keep On Comin'' - 2008, Verve
 Jimmy Smith - 'Jazz 'Round Midnight: Jimmy Smith' - 1963, Verve Forecast
 Jimmy Smith - 'Jimmy Smith At The Organ Volume 1' - 1958, Blue Note
 Jimmy Smith - 'Jimmy Smith's Finest Hour' - 2002, Verve
 Jimmy Smith - 'Lonesome Road' - 2004, Blue Note
 Jimmy Smith - 'Midnight Special' - 1960, Blue Note
 Jimmy Smith - 'Respect. Livin' It Up!' - 1967, Verve
 Jimmy Smith - 'Rockin' The Boat' - 1963, Blue Note
 Jimmy Smith - 'Root Down (Live!)' - 2000, Verve
 Jimmy Smith - 'Six Views Of The Blues' - 1999, Blue Note
 Jimmy Smith - 'Softly As A Summer Breeze' - 1958, Blue Note
 Jimmy Smith - 'Stay Loose' - 2005, Verve
 Jimmy Smith - 'Straight Life' - 2007, Blue Note
 Jimmy Smith - 'The Boss' - 2004, Verve
 Jimmy Smith - 'The Cat' - 1998, Verve
 Jimmy Smith - 'The Cat Strikes Again..' - 1980, Inner City, Galactic
 Jimmy Smith - 'The Dynamic Duo' - 1966, Verve
 Jimmy Smith - 'The Finest In Jazz' - 2007, Blue Note
 Jimmy Smith - 'The Incredible Jimmy Smith At The Organ' - 2004, Blue Note
 Jimmy Smith - 'The Preacher' - 2005, MSI Music
 Jimmy Smith - 'The Sermon!. The House Party' - 2012, Notnow Music
 Jimmy Smith - 'Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? Plays Pretty Just For You' - 1957, Verve, Blue Note
  как основной соисполнитель ...
 Various Artists - 'Have You Had Your Vitamin B-3 Today?' - 2001,
  как соисполнитель ...
 Dee Dee Bridgewater - 'Love And Peace: A Tribute To Horace Silver' - 1995, Verve
 Kenny Burrell - 'Ellington Is Forever Vol.2' - 1977, Concord, Fantasy
 Lowell Fulson - 'The Complete Chess Masters (50th Anniversary Collection)' - 1997, MCA, Chess
 Erroll Garner - 'Magician & Gershwin And Kern' - 1964, Telarc, Galactic
 Quincy Jones - 'Smackwater Jack' - 1971, A&M
 Quincy Jones - 'The Original Jam Sessions 1969' - 2004, Concord Jazz
 Various Artists - 'The Art Of Jazz' - 1999, Blue Note
 Lenny White - 'Venusian Summer' - 1975, Nemperor

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