Thursday, 27 August 2009

The Incredible Jimmy Smith “Peter & The Wolf”

The Incredible Jimmy Smith

Peter & The Wolf
( LP Verve Records, 1966 )
Catalog # V6-8652

A1. The Bird/The duck /The cat/The grandfather/The wolf/The hunter/Peter
A2. Duck theme: Jimmy and the duck/Peter’s theme/Meal time
B1. Elegy for a duck
B2. Cat in a tree
B3. Capture of the wolf
B4. Finale: a) Parade; b) Peter plays some blues

Personnel & Credits:
Jimmy Smith – Organ
Joe Newman – Trumpet
Ernie Royal – Trumpet
Richard Williams – Trumpet
Snooky Young – Trumpet
Quentin Jackson – Trombone
Tom McIntosh – Trombone
Britt Woodman – Trombone
Dick Hixson – Trombone (Bass)
Tony Studd – Trombone (Bass)
James Buffington – French Horn
Willie Ruff – French Horn
Bob Ashton – Woodwind
Danny Bank – Woodwind
Jerry Dodgion – Woodwind
Jerome Richardson – Woodwind
Stanley Webb – Woodwind
Phil Woods – Woodwind
Bill Butler – Guitar
Barry Galbraith – Guitar
Richard Davis – Bass
Harry Breuer – Drums, Percussion
Bobby Rosengarden – Drums, Percussion
Grady Tate – Drums
Oliver Nelson – Arranger, Conductor

Produced by Creed Taylor
Recorded at Van Gelder Studio May 11-12 1966
Engineered by Rudy Van Gelder

Celo’s note:
Original vinyl rip

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.
By Scott Yanow (AMG)

By Celo

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