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Jimmy Smith
Jimmy Smith was born in December 1928 in Norristown/PA. His father, a piano teacher, gave him lessons. Later, in 1948, Jimmy attended the Hamilton School of Music and, from 1949 to 1950, the Ornstein School of Music. 1951, he settled in Philadelphia, where he met all the important jazz greats. He then began playing piano professionally in R&B groups.
It was not before 1953, that Jimmy took up the Hammond organ, when one night he heard Wild Bill Davis, the first major organ soloist. He had a lot of opportunities to hear organ players around Philadelphia, like Jackie Davis, Milt Buckner, Bill Doggett and Sir Charles Thompson.
 
For the next year, Jimmy gigged on piano by night and practiced the organ by day. He had bought his own instrument and had housed it in a warehouse near his residence. After a year of very hard work he achieved a truly revolutionary style in playing the organ: emphasizing single note lines and walking bass lines. He formed his first trio with guitarist Thornel Schwartz and drummer Ray Perry. Jimmy started his extremely successful career in January 1956, when performing at the Café Bohemia and at Small's Paradise in New York. There, Francis Wolff of Blue Note Records discovered this "New Star" of the Hammond, and discribed, what he had noticed, as follows: "He was a stunning sight. A man in convulsions, face contorted, crouched over in apparent agony, the fingers flying, his foot dancing over the pedals. The air was filled with waves of sound that I had never heard before. The noise was shattering."
At that time, he made his first recordings for Blue Note (The Champ, The Preacher). The cooperation with this label lasted until 1962. In this period, Jimmy recorded mostly in trio, quartet and jam-session settings.
 
Further steps to his international reputation were appearances at Birdland and at the Newport Jazz Festival (1957). The next years, Jimmy toured around the USA, and achieved a very high recognition, not only for himself, but also for the instrument ORGAN. For long time, the electric organ had been considered a novelty instrument, unable to find its way into jazz music. Surely, it is the merit of Jimmy Smith to have led the Hammond organ off of its peripheral importance. Even "down beat" magazine gave the organ its own section for its Readers' Poll (1964). And it was Smith to receive most of all votes.
 
In 1962, Jimmy Smith signed up with Verve Records. The main emphasis of the recordings to follow was put on settings with big bands (Oliver Nelson), although also small combos are to be found in the huge variety of albums released during the Verve period, which ended 1972.
 
In the early 70's, Smith toured around all over the USA and Europe, and even visited Israel (1974). In 1975, Jimmy and his wife Lola settled in Los Angeles, where they founded their own Jazz Club (Jimmy Smith's Jazz Supper Club).
 
Later, in the 80's, Jimmy toured again and had performances all over the world. His success and his dynamic style influenced a lot of other jazz organ players, who copied or tried to copy the way Jimmy played. Even young organists like Joey DeFrancesco are under his spell. It is said that Jimmy Smith is for the organ, what Charlie Parker has been for the saxophone.
 
1999, his son Michael Ward took over the management, which had led his wife Lola before; she passed away in March 2004. Jimmy Smith died on 08 February 2005.
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Discography
A New Star I
Blue Note 1512
released 1956
recorded March 1956 in Hackensack, NJ/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Thornel Schwartz, guitar
Bay Peny, drums
Donald Bailey, drums
A New Star II
a.k.a. The Champ
Blue Note 1514
released 1956
recorded March 1956 in Hackensack, NJ/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Thornel Schwartz, guitar
Bay Peny, drums
Donald Bailey, drums
Jimmy Smith At The Organ
Blue Note 1525
released 1956
recorded June 1956 in Hackensack, NJ/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Thornel Schwartz, guitar
Donald Bailey, drums
Jimmy Smith At Club Baby Grand I
Blue Note 1528
released 1956
recorded August 1956 live at Club Baby Grand in Wilmington, DE/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Thornel Schwartz, guitar
Donald Bailey, drums
Jimmy Smith At Club Baby Grand II
Blue Note 1529
released 1956
recorded August 1956 live at Club Baby Grand in Wilmington, DE/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Thornel Schwartz, guitar
Donald Bailey, drums
A Date With Jimmy Smith I
Blue Note 1547
released 1957
recorded February 1957 in New York City/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Donald Byrd, trumpet
Lou Donaldson, alto sax
Hank Mobley, tenor sax
Eddie McFadden, guitar
Art Blakey, drums
Donald Bailey, drums
A Date With Jimmy Smith II
Blue Note 1548
released 1957
recorded February 1957 in New York City/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Donald Byrd, trumpet
Lou Donaldson, alto sax
Hank Mobley, tenor sax
Eddie McFadden, guitar
Art Blakey, drums
Donald Bailey, drums
Jimmy Smith At The Organ I
Blue Note 1551
released 1957
recorded February 1957 in New York City/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Lou Donaldson, alto sax
Kenny Burrell, guitar
Eddie McFadden, guitar
Art Blakey, drums
Donald Bailey, drums
Jimmy Smith At The Organ II
Blue Note 1552
released 1957
recorded February 1957 in New York City/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Lou Donaldson, alto sax
Kenny Burrell, guitar
Eddie McFadden, guitar
Art Blakey, drums
Donald Bailey, drums
The Sounds Of Jimmy Smith
Blue Note 1556
released 1957
recorded February 1957 in New York City/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Eddie McFadden, guitar
Art Blakey, drums
Donald Bailey, drums
Jimmy Smith Plays Pretty Just For You
Blue Note 1563
released 1957
recorded May 1957 in New York City/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Eddie McFadden, guitar
Donald Bailey, drums
Groovin' At Smalls' Paradise I
Blue Note 1585
released 1958
recorded November 1957 in Harlem, NY/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Eddie McFadden, guitar
Donald Bailey, drums
Groovin' At Smalls' Paradise II
Blue Note 1586
released 1958
recorded November 1957 in Harlem, NY/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Eddie McFadden, guitar
Donald Bailey, drums
Cherokee
Blue Note TOCJ 1612
released 1957
recorded May and July 1957 in New York City/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Eddie McFadden, guitar
Donald Bailey, drums
Jimmy Smith Trio + LD
Blue Note BNJ 61013
released 1957
recorded July 1957 in Manhattan, NY/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Lou Donaldson, alto sax
Eddie McFadden, guitar
Donald Bailey, drums
Lonesome Road
Blue Note TOCJ 1615
released 1957
recorded November 1957 in New York City/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Eddie McFadden, guitar
Donald Bailey, drums
House Party
Blue Note BLP 4002
released 1958
recorded August 1957 and February 1958 in New York City/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Lee Morgan, trumpet
Curtis Fuller, trombone
Lou Donaldson, alto sax
George Coleman, alto sax
Tina Brooks, tenor sax
Kenny Burrell, guitar
Eddie McFadden, guitar
Donald Bailey, drums
Art Blakey, drums
Confirmation
Blue Note LT 992
released 1958
recorded August 1957 and February 1958 in New York City/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Lou Donaldson, alto sax
Tina Brooks, tenor sax
Lee Morgan, trumpet
Kenny Burrell, guitar
Art Blakey, drums
George Coleman, alto sax
Curtis Fuller, trombone
Eddie McFadden, guitar
The Sermon
Blue Note BLP 4011
released 1958
recorded August 1957 and February 1958 in New York City/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Lee Morgan, trumpet
Lou Donaldson, alto sax
George Coleman, alto sax
Tina Brooks, tenor sax
Kenny Burrell, guitar
Eddie McFadden, guitar
Donald Bailey, drums
Art Blakey, drums
Six Views Of The Blues
Blue Note 21435
released 1958
recorded July 1958 in Hackensack, NJ/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Cecil Payne, baritone sax
Kenny Burrell, guitar
Art Blakey, drums
Donald Bailey, drums
Crazy! Baby
Blue Note BLP 4030
released 1960
recorded January 1960 in Englewood Cliffs, NJ/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Quentin Warren, guitar
Donald Bailey, drums
Open House
Blue Note BST 84269
released 1960
recorded March 1960 in Englewood Cliffs/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Blue Mitchell, trumpet
Jackie McLean, alto sax
Ike Quebec, tenor sax
Quentin Warren, guitar
Donald Bailey, drums
Midnight Special
Blue Note BLP 4078
released 1960
recorded April 1960 in Englewood Cliffs/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Stanley Rurrentine, tenor sax
Kenny Burrell, guitar
Donald Bailey, drums
Back At The Chicken Shack
Blue Note BLP 4117
released 1960
recorded April 1960 in Englewood Cliffs/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Stanley Turrentine, tenor sax
Kenny Burrell, guitar
Donald Bailey, drums
Home Cookin'
Blue Note BLP 4050
released 1961
recorded July 1958 and May 1959 in Hackensack, NJ/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Percy France, tenor sax
Kenny Burrell, guitar
Donald Bailey, drums
Straight Life
Blue Note 85192
released 1961
recorded June 1961 in Englewood Cliffs, NJ/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Quentin Warren, guitar
Donald Bailey, drums
Jimmy Smith Plays Fats Waller
Blue Note BLP 4100
released 1962
recorded January 1962 in Englewood Cliffs, NJ/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Quentin Warren, guitar
Donald Bailey, drums
Bashin'
Verve V6-8474
released 1962
recorded March 1962 in Englewood Cliffs, NJ/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Oliver Nelson Big Band
Jimmy Warren, guitar
Don Bailey, drums
Rockin' The Boat
Blue Note BLP 4141
released 1963
recorded February 1963 in Englewood Cliffs, NJ/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Lou Donaldson, alto sax
Quentin Warren, guitar
Donald Bailey, drums
I'm Movin' On
Blue Note BLP 4255
released 1963
recorded January 1963 in Englewood Cliffs/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Grant Green, guitar
Donald Bailey, drums
Hobo Flats
Verve V6-8544
released 1963
recorded March 1963 in New York/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Oliver Nelson Big Band
Any Number Can Win
Verve V6-8552
released 1963
recorded July 1963 in Englewood Cliffs, NJ/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Kenny Burrell, guitar
Big Band
George Duvivier, bass
Herb Lovelle, drums
George Devens, percussion
Art Davis, bass
Blue Bash!
Verve V6-8553
released 1963
recorded July 1963 in Englewood Cliffs, NJ/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Kenny Burrell, guitar
George Duvivier, bass
Milt Hinton, bass
Bill English, drums
Mel Lewis, drums
Prayer Meetin'
Blue Note BLP 4164
released 1964
recorded February 1963 in Englewood Cliffs, NJ/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Stanley Turrentine, tenor sax
Quentin Warren, guitar
Donald Bailey, drums
Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?
Verve V6-8583
released 1964
recorded July 1963 and January 1964 in Englewood Cliffs, NJ/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Big Band c/ by Oliver Nelson
and Claus Ogerman
The Cat
Verve V6-8587
released 1964
recorded April 1964 in Englewood Cliffs, NJ/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Lalo Schifrin Big Band
Kenny Burrell, guitar
George Duvivier, bass
Grady Tate, drums
Softly As A Summer Breeze
Blue Note BLP 4200
released 1965
recorded February 1958 in Hackensack, NJ/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Kenny Burrell, guitar
Philly Joe Jones, drums
Eddie McFadden, guitar
Donald Bailey, drums
Live At The Village Gate
Verve 711028
released 1965
recorded May 1963 at the Village Gate in Greenwich Village, NY/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Lalo Schifrin Big Band
Kenny Burrell, guitar
George Duvivier, bass
Grady Tate, drums
Monster
Verve V6-8618
released 1965
recorded January 1965 in Englewood Cliffs, NJ/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Oliver Nelson Big Band
Kenny Burrell, guitar
Grady Tate, drums
Warren T. Smith jr, percussion
Richard Davis, bass
Organ Grinder Swing
Verve V6-8628
released 1965
recorded June 1965 in Englewood Cliffs, NJ/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Kenny Burrell, guitar
Grady Tate, drums
La Métamorphose Des Cloportes
Verve 511102
released 1965
recorded June 1965 in Paris/France
Jimmy Smith, organ
Quentin Jackson, guitar
William Hart, drums
In Hamburg Live!
Verve 711058
released 1965
recorded June 1965 in Paris/France
Jimmy Smith, organ
Quentin Warren, guitar
Bill Hart, drums
Bucket!
Blue Note BLP 4235
released 1966
recorded February 1963 in Englewood Cliffs/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Quentin Warren, guitar
Donald Bailey, drums
Got My Mojo Workin'
Verve V6-8641
released 1966
recorded December 1965 in Englewood Cliffs, NJ/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Kenny Burrell, guitar
Ron Carter, bass
Grady Tate, drums
George Duvivier, bass
Jerome Richardson, baritone sax
Phil Woods, alto sax
Romeo Penque, tenor sax, flute
Ernie Royal, trumpet
Peter & The Wolf
Verve V6-8652
released 1966
recorded May 1966 in Englewood Cliffs/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Oliver Nelson Big Band
Christmas Cookin'
Verve V6-8666
released 1966
recorded April 1964 in Englewood Cliffs, NJ/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Billy Byers Big Band
Kenny Burrell, guitar
Grady Tate, drums
George Devens, percussion
Art Davis, bass
Hoochie Cooche Man
Verve V6-8667
released 1966
recorded June 1966 in Englewood Cliffs, NJ/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Oliver Nelson Big Band
Kenny Burrell, guitar
Grady Tate, drums
Bobby Rosengarden, percussion
Richard Davis, bass
Buddy Lucas, harmonica
Jimmy And Wes - The Dynamic Duo
Verve V6-8678
released 1966
recorded September 1966 in Englewood Cliffs, NJ/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Wes Montgomery, guitar
Big Band
Further Adventures Of Jimmy And Wes
Verve V6-8766
released 1966
recorded September 1966 in New York/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Wes Montgomery, guitar
Oliver Nelson Big Band
Ray Barrettp, percussion
Grady tate, drums
Jimmy Smith Swings Along With Stranger In Paradise
Pickwick SPC 3023
released 1966
Jimmy Smith, organ
further details unknown
Respect
Verve V6-8705
released 1967
recorded June 1967 in Englewood Cliffs, NJ/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Eric Gale, guitar
Thornel Schwartz, guitar
Bob Bushnell, bass
Ron Carter, bass
Bernard Purdie, drums
Grady Tate, drums
The Best Of Jimmy Smith
Verve V6-8721
compilation, released 1967
Jimmy Smith, organ
various artists
Stay Loose
Verve V6-8745
released 1968
recorded January 1968 in New York City/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ, vocals
Big Band
Stanley Turrentine, tenor sax
Phil Upchurch, guitar
Grady Tate, drums
Jimmy Merritt, bass
Plain Talk
Blue Note BST 84296
released 1968
recorded March 1960 in Englewood Cliffs, NJ/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Blue Mitchell, trumpet
Jackie McLean, alto sax
Ike Quebec, tenor sax
Quentin Warren, guitar
Donald Bailey, drums
Livin' It Up!
Verve V6-8750
released 1968
recorded May 1968 in Hollywood, CA/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ, vocals
Jimmy Smith, organ, vocals Plas Johnson, tenor sax Howard Roberts, guitar Carol Kaye, bass guitar Ray Brown, Bass Big Band c/ by Oliver Nelson
The Fantastic Jimmy Smith
Upfront UPF-121
released 1969
recorded 1953 - 1954 in USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Thornel Schwartz (?), guitar
Al Cass, tenor sax
Don Gardner, drums
Dee Dee Ford, drums
The Boss
Verve V6-8770
released 1969
recorded 1968 in Atlanta/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
George Benson, guitar
Donald Bailey, drums
En Concert Avec Europe 1
audio tracks from the video Salle Pleyel 01 décembre 1969 recorded 01 December 1969 live at Salle Pleyel in Paris/France
Jimmy Smith, organ
Eddie McFadden, guitar
Charlie Crosby, drums
Groove Drops
Verve V6-8794
released 1970
recorded November 1968 in New York City/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
further details unknown
The Other Side Of Jimmy Smith
MGM SE 4709
released 1970
recorded August 1970 in Hollywood, CA/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Gene Orloff, violin
Joe Beck, guitar
Jerome Richardson, flute
Ron Carter, bass
In A Plain Brown Wrapper
Verve V6-8800
released 1971
recorded July 1971 in Hollywood, CA/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
further details unknwon
Just Walkin'
Verve V6-8804
released 1971

Wes Montgomery, guitar
Jimmy Smith, organ
Roger Kellaway, piano
Margaret Ross, harp
George Devens, vibes
Jack Jennings, vibes
string section
Ron Carter, bass
Bob Cranshaw, bass
Richard Davis, bass
Grady Tate, drums
Ray Barretto, congas
I'm Gon' Git Myself Together
Verve 2304 020
released 1971
recorded February 1970 in Hollywood, CA and New York City/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Wes Montgomery, guitar
big band c/ by Johnny Pate
Newport In New York '72 Vol.4
Atlantic ATL40448
released 1972
recorded live 06 July 1972 at Radio City Hall in New York City/USA
Clark Terry, trumpet
Howard McGhee, trumpet
Dexter Gordon, tenor sax
Sonny Stitt, tenor sax
Jimmy Smith, organ
George Duke, piano
Al McKibbon, bass
Art Blakey, drums
Newport In New York '72 Vol.5
Atlantic ATL40449
released 1972
recorded live 07 July 1972 at Yankee Stadium in New York City/USA
Clark Terry, trumpet
Joe Newman, trumpet
Illinois Jacquet, tenor sax
Zoot Sims, tenor sax
Jimmy Smith, organ
Kenny Burrell, guitar
B.B. King, guitar
Roy Haynes, drums
Bluesmith
Verve V6-8809
released 1972
recorded September 1972 in Los Angeles, CA/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Leroy Vinnegar, bass
Teddy Edwards, tenor sax
Ray Crawford, guitar
Donald Dean, drums
Victor Pantoja, conga
Portuguese Soul
Verve V6-8832
released 1973
recorded February 1973 in New York City/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
big band c/ by Thad Jones
Blacksmith
Pride PR 6011
released 1974
recorded 1974 (?) in USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
further details unknown
Paid In Full
MoJo 12828 (Metronome 15923)
released 1974
recorded 1974 in Los Angeles, CA/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Johnny Pate Big Band
Ray Crawford, guitar
Donald Dean, drums
Larry Gales, bass
Buck Clarke, percussion
'75
MoJo 12829 (Metronome 15924)
released 1975
also released as Live In Israel, Isradisc SI 31066
recorded October 1974 at The Mann Auditorium in Tel Aviv/Israel
Jimmy Smith, organ
Ray Crawford, guitar
Donald Dean, drums
Buck Clarke, percussion
Eddie "Bongo" Brown, percussion
Ellington Is Forever Vol.1
Fantasy F 79005
released 1975
recorded February 1975 in Berkeley, CA/USA
Kenny Burrell, guitar
Jimmy Smith, organ
Thad Jones, cornet, flugelhorn
Snooky Young, trumpet
Jon Faddis, trumpet
Joe Henderson, tenor sax
Jerome Richardson, soprano sax, tenor sax
Jimmy Jones, piano
Stanley Gilbert, bass
Jimmie Smith, drums
Richie Goldberg, percussion
Ernie Andrews, vocals
Ellington Is Forever Vol.2
Fantasy F 79008
released 1977
recorded November-December 1975 in Berkeley, CA/USA
Kenny Burrell, guitar
Jimmy Smith, organ
Gary Bartz, soprano sax, alto sax, clarinet
Jerome Richardson, soprano sax, tenor sax
Joe Henderson, tenor sax
Nat Adderley, cornet
Thad Jones, trumpet
Snooky Young, trumpet
Quentin Jackson, trombone, vocals
Roland Hanna, piano
Jimmy Jones, piano
Stanley Gilbert, bass
Monk Montgomery, bass
George Mraz, bass
Philly Joe Jones, drums
Jimmie Smith, drums
Ernie Andrews, vocals
Sit On It!
Mercury SRM 1-1127
released 1977
recorded 1977 in Los Angeles, CA/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ, vocals
Herbie Hancock, piano
Lenny White, drums
Abraham Laboriel, bass
Alan Silvestri, guitar
Steve Forman, percussion
Staley Behrens, harmonica
George Bohannon, trombone
Ernie Watts, tenor sax
Fred Jackson, alto sax
Nolan Smith, trumpet
Kim Hutchcrodt, alto sax
Chuck Findley, trumpet
Jerry Hey, trumpet
It's Necessary
Mercury SRM 1-1189
released 1977
recorded live July 1977 at Jimmy Smith's Supper Club in North Hollywood, CA/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Stanley Turrentine, tenor sax
Sam Jones, bass
Donald Bailey, drums
Curtis Fuller, trombone
Lee Morgan, trumpet
Eddie McFadden, guitar
Grant Green, guitar
Robbie Krieger & Friends
Blue Note LA664-H
recorded in North Hollywood, CA/USA and Los Angeles,CA/USA
released 1977
Robbie Krieger, guitar
Joel Peskin, sax
Jock Ellis, trombone
Gary Barone, trumpet
Sal Marquez, trumpet
Joel Peskin, piccolo flute
Ron Stockert, clavichord
Sal Marquez, clavichord
Greg Mathieson, organ
Jimmy Smith, organ
Stu Goldberg, organ, synthesizer
Sal Marquez, piano, synthesizer
Bob Glaub, bass
Kenny Wild, bass
Reggie McBride, bass
Sal Marquez, bass
Bruce Gary, drums
Ed Green, drums
John Densmore, Reggae drum
Eddie Talamantes, bongos
Bruce Gary, bells
Perico, congas
Eddie Talamantes, timbales
Bruce Gary, timpani
Afreeka Trees, vocals
Robbie Krieger, vocals
Sharon Robinson, vocals
Unfinished Business
Mercury SRM 1-3716
released 1978
recorded January 1978 in North Hollywood, CA and Los Angeles, CA/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ, piano, synthesizer
Ray Crawforn, guitar
Kenny Dixon, drums
Kevin Brandon, bass
Nolan Smith, trumpet, flugelhorn
John Phillips, tenor sax, flutes
Stanley Behrens, flute
Buck Clarke, percussion
Stephanie Sruill, percussion
Live In Angers
bootleg
recorded live 13 feburary 1979 at Amphithéatre de l'Institut Catholique in Angers/France by Radio France
Jimmy Smith, organ
John Phillips, soprano sax, alto sax, tenor sax, flute
Ray Crawford, guitar
Kenny Dixon, drums
The Sermon
Verve 2332085
released 1979
recorded July 1963 in Englewood Cliffs, NJUSA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Kenny Burrell, guitar
George Duvivier, bass
Mel Lewis, drums
Joe Newman, trumpet
James Sedlar, trumpet
Jerome Richardson, reeds
Budd Johnson, reeds
Billy Mure, guitar
Vince Gambella, guitar
Milt Hinton, bass
Bob Bushness, bass
Bobby Donaldson, drums
Doug Allan, percussion
Art Marotti, percussion
The Cat Strikes Again
Wersi L 1003
released 1980
also released as The Big Brawl 1989
recorded July 1980 in Hollywood/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Grady Tate, drums
Howard Roberts, guitar
Tim May, guitar
Dennis Budimir, guitar
Ray Brown, bass
Paulinho Da Costa, percussion
Ronnie Foster, piano
Oscar Brashear, trumpet, flugelhorn
Jerry Hay, trumpet, flugelhorn
Gary Herbig, sax, flute
John Bolivar, sax, flute
Alan Kaplan, trombone
Cool Blues
Blue Note LT 1054
released 1980
recorded April 1958 at Smalls' Paradise in Harlem, NY/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Lou Donaldson, alto sax
Tina Brooks, tenor sax
Eddie McFadden, guitar
Art Blakey, drums
Donald Bailey, drums
On The Sunny Side
Blue Note Classic LT 1092
released 1981
recorded August 1957/July 1958/June 1959/April 1960 in Hackensack, NJ, and New York City/USA
previously unissued titles
Jimmy Smith, organ
Stanley Turrentine, tenor sax
Percy France, tenor sax
Kenny Burrell, guitar
Donald Bailey, drums
Second Coming
Mojo Records MJ-12830
released 1981
Jimmy Smith, organ
Kenny Burrell, guitar
Grady Tate, drums
Richard Davis, bass
Off The Top
Musician MUS K 52418
released 1982
recorded June 1982 in New York/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ, synthesizer
George Benson, guitar
Ron Carter, bass
Grady Tate, drums
Stanley Turrentine, tenor sax
Errol "Crusher" Bennett, percussion
Keep On Comin'
Musician 96-0301-1
released 1983
recorded sept 1983 at the Atlanta Free Jazz Festival Atlanta/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ, piano
Kenny Burrell, guitar
Johnny Griffin, tenor sax
Mike Baker, drums
Special Guests
Blue Note BNJ 50101
released 1984
recorded August 1957 in New York City, June 1960 and January 1963 in Englewood Cliffs, NJ/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Stanley Turrentine, tenor sax
Sam Jones, bass
Donald Bailey, drums
Curtis Fuller, trombone
Lee Morgan, trumpet
Eddie McFadden, guitar
Grant Green, guitar
Straight Ahead
Blue Note BT 85105
recorded November-December 1984 in Long Island City, NY/USA
Stanley Turrentine, tenor sax
Jimmy Smith, organ, piano
George Benson, guitar
Ron Carter, bass
Jimmy Madison, drums
One Night With Blue Note III
Blue Note ST 85115
released 1985
recorded February 1985 live at Town Hall in New York/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Lou Donaldson, alto sax
Kenny Burrell, guitar
Grady tate, drums
Go For Whatcha Know
Blue Note BT 85125
released 1986
recorded January 1986 in Englewood Cliffs, NJ/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Kenny Burrell, guitar
Stanley Turrentine, tenor sax
Monty Alexander, piano
Grady Tate, drums
Kenny Washington, drums
Buster Williams, bass
Errol "Crusher" Bennett, percussion
Kiki's Voice
Happy Bird B 90114
Jimmy Smith, organ
further details unknown
Prime Time
Milestone M 9176
released 1989
recorded August 1989 in Hollywood, CA/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Curtis Peagler, tenor sax
Hermann Riley, tenor sax
Rickey Woodard, tenor sax
Phil Upchurch, guitar
Terry Evans, guitar
Andy Simpkins, bass
Michael Baker, drums
Frank Wilson, drums
Barbara Morrison, vocals
Fourmost
Milestone MCD 9184-2
released 1991
recorded live November 1990 live at Fat Tuesday's in New York City/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Stanley Turrentine, tenor sax
Kenny Burrell, guitar
Grady Tate, drums, vocals
Salle Pleyel 28 mai 1965
RTE 710379/380
released 1992
also partially released as "Live In Concert", Metro Records MS-568
recorded live May 1965 at Salle Pleyel in Paris/France
Jimmy Smith, organ
Quentin Warren, guitar
Billy Hart, drums
The Best Of Newport In New York '72
Sequel Records NEMCD 633
released 1993
track 1: Dexter Gordon, tenor sax
Sonny Stitt, tenor sax
Clark Terry, trumpet
Howard McGhee, trumpet
Jimmy Smith, organ
George Duke, piano
Gary Burton, vibes
Al McKibbon, bass
Art Blakey, drums
Sum Serious Blues
Milestone MCD 9207-2
released 1993
recorded January 1993 in Hollywood, CA/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ, vocals
George Bohanon, trombone
Maurice Spears, bass trombone
Oscar Brashear, trumpet
Ernie Fields jr, baritone sax
Hermann Riley, tenor sax
Buddy Collette, alto sax
Phil Upchurch, guitar
Andy Simpkins, bass
Michael Baker, drums
Mick Martin, harmonica
Marlena Shaw, vocals
Bernard Ighner, vocals
More Jam Sessions
NEM CD 633
released 1993
recorded live 1972 at Newport in New York/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
and the Jimmy Smith Jazz Set
The Master
Blue Note CDP 7243 830451-2
released 1994
recorded live December 1993 at Kirin Plaza in Osaka/Japan
Jimmy Smith, organ
Kenny Burrell, guitar
Jimmie Smith, drums
The Master II
Blue Note CDP 7243 855466-2
released 1994
recorded live December 1993 at Kirin Plaza in Osaka/Japan
Jimmy Smith, organ, synthesizer
Kenny Burrell, guitar
Jimmie Smith, drums
The Complete Blue Note Sessions February 1957
Mosaic Records MD3-154
released 1994
recorded February 1957 in New York City/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Lou Donaldson, alto sax
Hank Mobley, tenor sax
Donald Byrd, trumpet
Eddie McFadden, guitar
Kenny Burrell, guitar
Art Blakey, drums
Donald Bailey, drums
Verve Jazz Masters Vol. 29
Verve 521 855-2
compilation, released 1994
Jimmy Smith, organ
various artists
Carnegie Hall Salutes The Jazz Masters
Verve 523 150-2
released 1994
recorded live 06 April 1994 at Carnegie Hall in New York City/USA
among others:
Jimmy Smith, organ
Kenny Burrell, guitar
Carnegie Hall Jazz Band
Love And Peace
Verve 527470-2
released 1995
recorded December 1994 in Paris/France
Dee Dee Bridgewater, vocals
Stéphane Belmondo, trumpet
Lionel Belmondo, tenor sax
Thierry Eliez, piano
Jimmy Smith, organ
Hein van de Geyn, bass
André "Dédé" Ceccarelli, drums
Damn!
Verve 527631-2
released 1995
recorded January 1995 in New York City/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Roy Hargrove, trumpet
Nicholas Payton, trumpet
Mark Whitfield, guitar
Mark Turner, tenor sax
Abraham Burton, alto sax
Roy Hargrove, trumpet
Tim Warfield, tenor sax
Christian McBride, bass
Bernard Ourdie, drums
Arthur Taylor, drums
Walk On The Wild Side - Best Of The Verve Years
Verve 527 950-2
compilation, released 1995
Jimmy Smith, organ
various artists
Angel Eyes
Verve 527632-2
recorded January 1995 in New York City/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Roy Hargrove, trumpet
Nicholas Payton, trumpet
Mark Whitfield, guitar
Christian McBride, bass
Gregory Hutchinson, drums
Talkin' Verve: Roots Of Acid Jazz
Verve 314 531 563-2
compilation
Jimmy Smith, organ
various artists
All The Way Live
Milestone MCD 9251-2
recorded aug 1981 live at Keystone Korner in San Francisco, CA/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Eddie Harris, tenor sax
Kenny Dixon, drums
Standards
Blue Note 7243 8 21282 2 9
recorded August 1957, July 1958, and May 1959 in Englewood Cliffs, NJ/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Kenny Burrell, guitar
Donald Bailey, drums
Six Views Of The Blues
Blue Note 7243 5 21435 2 8
reissue of the LP released in 1958
recorded July 1958 in Hackensack, NJ/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Cecil Payne, baritone sax
Kenny Burrell, guitar
Art Blakey, drums
Donald Bailey, drums
Salle Pleyel 20 Novembre 1968
RTE 710603
recorded November 1968 live at Salle Pleyel in Paris/France
Jimmy Smith, Hammond B-3 organ
Nathan Page, guitar
Donald Bailey, drums
Root Down - Jimmy Smith Live!
Verve V6-8749
recorded February 1972 in Los Angeles, CA/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Steve Williams, harmonica
Arthur Adams, guitar
Wilton Felder, bass
Buck Clarke, percussion
Paul Humphrey, drums
Incredible!
Concord CCD 4890-2
recorded live October 1999 at San Francisco Jazz Festival/USA
Joey DeFrancesco, Hammond B-3 organ
Paul Bollenback, guitar
Byron Landham, drums
Jimmy Smith, Hammond B-3 organ
Phil Upchurch, guitar
Frank Wilson, drums
Dot Com Blues
Verve 543 978-2
recorded June 2000 in Los Angeles, CA/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Russell Malone, guitar
Reggie McBride, bass guitar
Harvey Mason, drums
Etta James, vocals
Dr. John, vocals, piano
B.B. King, vocals, guitar
Taj Mahal, vocals, guitar
Keb' Mo', vocals, guitar
The Texacali Horns
Jimmy Smith's Finest Hour
Verve 314 543 598-2
compilation
Jimmy Smith, Hammond organ
various artists
Fourmost Return
Milestone MCD 9311-2
recorded live November 1990 at Fat Tuesday's in New York/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Stanley Turrentine, tenor sax
Kenny Burrell, guitar
Grady Tate, drums, vocals
Daybreak
Blue Note BNJ 50101
recorded live October 1999 at the Islamorada's Festival in Florida/USA and April 2001 in Sacramento, CA/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Nestor Torres, flute
Claudio Spiewak, guitar
Edwin Bonilla, bass
Abner Torres
Phil Upchurch, guitar
Joshy Hernandaz, sax
Nat Marucci, drums
The Definitive Jimmy Smith
Blue Note 7243 5 40038 2 0
compilation
Jimmy Smith, organ
various artists
Legacy
Concord CCD-2229-2
recorded August 2004 in Tempe, AZ/USA
Joey DeFrancesco, piano, Hammond New B3 organ
Jimmy Smith, Hammond New B3 organ
Byron Landham, drums
Paul Bollenback, guitar
Tony Banda, bass
Mikie Flowers, gong
Joey DeLeon, congas
Ramon Banda, timbales
Raul Yańez, piano
James Moody, tenor sax
Mel Brown, bass
Steve Ferrone, drums
The Preacher
Membran International
compilation
Jimmy Smith, organ
various artists
Testifyin'
Groove Hut Records GH 66710
compilation
Tracks 1 to 4 originally released as "Paid In Full"
Tracks 5 to 14 originally released as "'75"
Jimmy Smith, Hammond B-3 organ
various artists
Electrifyin'
Proper Records Properbox 139
compilation
Jimmy Smith, Hammond B-3 organ
various artists
Plays Red Hot Blues
Verve 06007 5322079
compilation
Jimmy Smith, Hammond B-3 organ
various artists
The Complete Sermon Sessions
Groove Hut Records GH 66712
compilation
recorded August 1957 and February 1958 in New York City/USA
Jimmy Smith, Hammond B-3 organ
Lee Morgan, trumpet
Curtis Fuller, trombone
George Coleman, alto sax
Eddie McFadden, guitar
Kennie Burrell, guitar
Donald Bailey, drums
Lou Donaldson, alto sax
Tina Brooks, tenor sax
Art Blakey, drums
The Complete Verve Singles
Verve 00602547853912
compilation
Jimmy Smith, Hammond B-3 organ
various artists
Jimmy Smith
Before 1962 Recordings
compilation
Jimmy Smith, Hammond B-3 organ
various artists

 
Videos
Jazz Scene USA 1961
recorded 1961 in USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Quentin Warren, guitar
Donald Bailey, drums
ZDF Jazzclub 1988
recorded 1988 live at the ZDF Jazzclub, Stadthalle Leonberg/Germany
Jimmy Smith, organ
unknown, guitar
unknown, drums
unknown, alto sax, tenor sax
Leverkusener Jazztage 1990
recorded 1990 live at the Leverkusener Jazztage in Leverkusen/Germany
Jimmy Smith, organ
Phil Upchurch, guitar
Jimmy Jackson, drums
Hermann Riley, alto sax, tenor sax
Funk In The Keys
recorded October 1999 in the Bay Florida Keys, FL/USA
Jimmy Smith, organ
Claudio Spiewak, guitar
Abner Torres, drums
Nestor Torres, flute
Phil McCarthy, bass
William Flores, percussion
Edwin Bonilla, percussion

 
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