This 1990 performance is previously unreleased.
Personnel: Jimmy Smith (vocals, organ); Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone); Kenny Burrell (guitar); Grady Tate (drums).
Recorded live at Fat Tuesday's, New York, New York on November 16 & 17, 1990. Includes liner notes by Scott Yanow.
Personnel: Jimmy Smith (vocals, organ); Kenny Burrell (guitar); Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone); Grady Tate (drums).
Audio Remixer: David Luke.
Liner Note Author: Scott Yanow.
Recording information: Fat Tuesday's, New York, NY (11/16/1990/11/17/1990); Fat Tuesday's, NY (11/16/1990/11/17/1990).
Photographer: Frank Lindner.
Recorded during the same 1990 gig at Fat Tuesday's as the earlier Fourmost CD, Fourmost Return features Jimmy Smith, Stanley Turrentine, Kenny Burrell, and Grady Tate in great form once again, so this is no compilation of lukewarm leftovers. The music includes a burning, up-tempo take of "Sonnymoon for Two" and a bluesy and lyrical interpretation of "Mood Indigo," as well as an initially lounge-like "Laura" that gives way to a hot solo by Burrell. Smith also revives his popular "Back at the Chicken Shack" and adds a good-natured but rather hoarse vocal to the oldie "Ain't She Sweet." All the players are in top form and this release should appeal to fans of soul-jazz. ~ Ken Dryden