Personnel: Jimmy Smith (organ); Thornel Schwartz (guitar); Donald Bailey (drums).
The master of the Hammond B-3 struts his stuff on this intimate live date. Recorded at Club Baby Grand in Delaware, this four-track program features the great Jimmy Smith laying down cool-toned slabs of soul-jazz in definitive fashion. With a bit more of an edge that the sometimes supper-club vibe of his studio releases, LIVE AT THE BABY GRAND VOL. 1 is a treat for Smith fans.
Smith is joined for the set by drummer Donald Bailey and guitarist Thornel Schwartz, and the level of musical communication runs high. Whether on stretched-out versions of Sweet Georgia Brown" or "The Preacher," groove is paramount, and Bailey and Schwartz give Smith plenty of room to wield his matchless keyboard skills.
38674MThe Incredible Jimmy Smith at Club Baby Grand, Volume 1 (Live) (CD)http://d3dvedx3sqrauf.cloudfront.net/i/boxart/large/27/85/094639278527.jpg?v=911.9810.78USDInStock/Genre/Jazz/Music Categories/Jazz-Instrument-Soul-JazzBlue Note RecordsCDJazzJimmy-Smith2008-02-26