Thursday, 27 August 2009

Jimmy Smith “The Cat”

Jimmy Smith

The Cat
( LP Verve Records, 1964 )
Catalog # 2352 093
Also reissued on Verve Rec., 2005
with Catalog # 9884046

01 Theme from “Joy House” (Schifrin) 4:38
02 The Cat (from “Joy House”) (Schifrin, Ward) 3:24
03 Basin Street Blues (Williams) 4:00
04 Main Title from “The Carpetbaggers” (Bernstein) 3:56
05 Chicago Serenade (Harris) 3:55
06 St. Louis Blues (Handy) 3:18
07 Delon’s Blues (Smith) 4:48
08 Blues in the Night (Arlen, Mercer) 4:45

Personnel & Credits:
Arranged By, Conductor – Lalo Schifrin
Bass [Uncredited] – George Duvivier
Drums [Uncredited] – Grady Tate
French Horn [Uncredited] – Bill Correa , Earl Chapin,
Jim Buffington , Ray Alonge
Guitar [Uncredited] – Kenny Burrell
Organ [Uncredited] – Jimmy Smith
Percussion [Uncredited] – Phil Kraus
Photography [Cover Photo, Uncredited] – Ken Whitmore
Producer [Uncredited] – Creed Taylor
Trombone [Bass, Uncredited] – Tony Studd
Trombone [Uncredited] – Billy Byers,
Jimmy Cleveland , Urbie Green
Trumpet [Uncredited] – Bernie Glow,
Ernie Royal , Snooky Young, Jimmy Maxwell,
Marky Markowitz , Thad Jones
Tuba [Uncredited] – Don Butterfield

Verve Golden CROWN SERIE
STEREO 2352 093 (also playable on mono)

Review by Scott Yanow (All Music Guide):
”Compared to his earlier Blue Note recordings, organist Jimmy Smith’s outings for Verve are not as strong from a jazz standpoint. Certainly his renditions of the “Theme from Joy House,” “The Cat” and the “Main Title from The Carpetbaggers” are not all that significant. However, this record has some tasteful arrangements for the big band by Lalo Schifrin and some good playing by the great organist on a variety of other blues-oriented material. Also the combination of organ with a big band is sometimes quite appealing, making this record worth picking up despite its commercial tracks.”

By Rob

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