Peter & The Wolf
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||The Bird/The Duck/The Cat/The Grandfather/The Wolf/The Hunter/Peter||Jimmy Smith||4:12||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Duck Theme/Jimmy and the Duck/Peter's Theme/Meal Time||Jimmy Smith||9:41||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Elegy for a Duck||Jimmy Smith||7:16||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Cat in a Tree||Jimmy Smith||5:23||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Capture of the Wolf||Jimmy Smith||1:17||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Finale: Parade/Peter Plays Some Blues||Jimmy Smith||4:45||$1.29||View in iTunes|
Of all of organist Jimmy Smith's big-band albums recorded for Verve, this is one of the most imaginative ones. Oliver Nelson arranged a variety of themes from Prokofiev's Peter & the Wolf into a swinging suite featuring the great organist Jimmy Smith. Although there is no verbal narrative on this LP, Nelson's liner notes tell the story (which can actually be followed through the music) and Smith pays respect to the original melodies while making strong statements of his own. A classic of its kind.
Having grown up listening to my dad's recording of the classic "Peter and the Wolf", it has always been a favorite of mine. This version is pure magic for anyone who loves Jimmy Smith's music as well as the classics. It's fabulous - pure magic!
outstanding! remake of a classic. this one keep me up late, listening over and over.
Born: December 8, 1928 in Norristown, PA
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s