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Verve Jazz Masters, Vol. 29: Jimmy Smith

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Album Review

On this fine overview of Jimmy Smith's career, Verve continues its excellent tradition of providing excellent single-disc, budget-priced compilations of some of jazz's greatest artists. Of course, Verve Jazz Masters 29 is not the place for a definitive selection of Smith's greatest moments — a single disc could never achieve this — but it's a near-perfect introduction to the artist, containing such classics as "Organ Grinder's Swing," "The Preacher," and "Walk on the Wild Side." The liner notes are brief but informative.

Biography

Born: 08 December 1928 in Norristown, PA

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

Jimmy Smith wasn't the first organ player in jazz, but no one had a greater influence with the instrument than he did; Smith coaxed a rich, grooving tone from the Hammond B-3, and his sound and style made him a top instrumentalist in the 1950s and '60s, while a number...
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  • 9,99 €
  • Genres: Jazz, Music, Hard Bop
  • Released: 01 January 1994

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