Thursday, 27 August 2009

The Incredible Jimmy Smith “A Date With Jimmy Smith, Vol. 1 & 2″

The Incredible Jimmy Smith

A Date With Jimmy Smith, Vol. 1 & 2″
( LP Blue Note Records, 1957 )
Catalog # BLP 1547 / BLP 1548

A Date with Jimmy Smith, Vol. 1
A1 – Falling In Love With Love 12:09
A2 – How High The Moon
B1 – Funk’s Oats
A Date with Jimmy Smith, Vol. 2
A1 – I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
B1 – I’m Getting Sentimental Over You
B2 – Groovy Date

Personnel & Credits:
Donald Bailey – Drums
Art Blakey – Drums
Donald Byrd – Trumpet
Lou Donaldson – Sax (Alto)
Eddie McFadden – Guitar
Hank Mobley – Sax (Tenor)
Jimmy Smith – Organ, Organ (Hammond)
Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer

After cutting five albums with his trio, organist Jimmy Smith on Feb. 11, 1957, recorded with trumpeter Donald Byrd, altoist Lou Donaldson and tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley in a sextet that also included guitarist Eddie McFadden and drummer Art Blakey. Among the five songs recorded that day, two (lengthy versions of “Falling in Love with Love” and “Funk’s Oats”) are included on this LP along with a shorter trio rendition of “How High the Moon” from two days later with McFadden and drummer Donald Bailey in a trio.
By Scott Yanow (AMG)

By Celo

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