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Jimmy Smith - Blue Note Jazz Inspiration (2012) [Re-Up]

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Jimmy Smith - Blue Note Jazz Inspiration (2012) [Re-Up]

Jimmy Smith - Blue Note Jazz Inspiration (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 488 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb | Scans included | 01:12:05
Hard Bop, Mainstream Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Soul Jazz | Label: EMI | # 50999 009010 2 4

Jimmy Smith brought the Hammond organ into hard bop and jazz in the 1950s, and his piano-fast solo runs on the instrument have never been equaled. This warm set from Blue Note Records, the label where Smith built most of his impressive legacy, selects eight of his performances for the label, including a 20-minute (and ten second) version of "The Sermon," the bouncing "Back at the Chicken Shack," and a fun romp through "See See Rider," among other delights, making this a quick introduction to the peak creative era of this one-of-a-kind jazz artist's long career.

Jimmy Smith - Lonesome Road (1957) {Blue Note/Toshiba}

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Jimmy Smith - Lonesome Road (1957) {Blue Note/Toshiba}

Jimmy Smith - Lonesome Road (1957) {Blue Note/Toshiba}
EAC 0.95b4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 301MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 101MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Hard Bop

Jimmy Smith recorded for Blue Note so frequently during the late '50s that many of his sessions remained unreleased for years. The music that comprises Lonesome Road sat in the vaults for years, until the Japanese division of Blue Note released the album in the '80s. Since Smith had so many albums on the market, it's understandable that Blue Note wanted to limit the number of records they released from him, but the music on Lonesome Road is almost as fine as that on The Sermon or Groovin' at Small's Paradise.

Jimmy Smith - dot com blues (2000) {Blue Thumb} **[RE-UP]**

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Jimmy Smith - dot com blues (2000) {Blue Thumb} **[RE-UP]**

Jimmy Smith - dot com blues (2000) {Blue Thumb}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 423 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 163 mb
Genre: jazz

dot com blues is the 2000 album by organist Jimmy Smith. This one is a mixture of instrumentals and vocalized songs featuring people like Dr. John, Etta James, B.B. King, Taj Mahal and someone else. This was a Blue Thumb product.

Jimmy Smith - Damn! (1995) (Repost)

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Jimmy Smith - Damn! (1995) (Repost)

Jimmy Smith - Damn! (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 420 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 145 MB | Covers - 98 MB
Genre: Soul Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (527 631-2)

Damn! marked Jimmy Smith's return to the Verve label after an absence of 20-plus years (he originally recorded for the label from 1963 to 1972), and paired with a group of young and sympathetic jazz players that includes Roy Hargrove and Nicholas Payton on trumpet and Ron Blake and Mark Tuner on sax, he sounds invigorated here, striding across the Hammond B-3 keys with definite energy. The whole album, start to finish, works a wonderful groove, but versions here of James Brown's "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag," Herbie Hancock's "Watermelon Man," and Charlie Parker's "Scrapple from the Apple" are particularly strong. Smith was arguably at his best in stripped-down trios, and his work for Blue Note between 1956 and 1960 will always be the quality reference point for his extensive canon, but Damn! is right up there with his best work, full of a joyous energy, and it sparked a resurgence of sorts for Smith.

Jazz Icons: Jimmy Smith Live in '69 (2009)

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Jazz Icons: Jimmy Smith Live in '69 (2009)

Jazz Icons: Jimmy Smith Live in '69 (2009)
DVD Video | 1hr 25mn | NTSC 4:3 | 720x480 | 4.00 Gb
English: LinearPCM, 2 ch | Subtitles: None
Genre: Documentary, Music, Jazz

Jazz Icons: Jimmy Smith boasts an incredible 90-minute concert from 1969 filmed in Paris. Working in his classic trio format (with longtime guitarist Eddie McFadden and drummer Charlie Crosby), Jimmy shows why he is still the uncontested king of the jazz organ. Highlights include blues jams “Got My Mojo Working” and “Sonnymoon For Two,” the classic ballads “Alfie” and “Satin Doll,” as well as a blinding 23-minute version of his showcase number “The Sermon.”

VA - The Best Of Blue Note (1991)

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VA - The Best Of Blue Note (1991)

VA - The Best Of Blue Note (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 375 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans ~ 63 Mb
Hard Bop, Soul-Jazz, Modal | Label: Blue Note | # CDP 7 96110 2 | Time: 01:11:59

Granted, a single-disc overview of Blue Note's finest recordings can't help but offer listeners more than a myopic view of the label's true scope, but for jazz neophytes, this nine-track collection will undoubtedly serve as a tantalizing taste of the company's riches. The song selection, though lacking few surprises, is consistently wonderful – how could a disc featuring John Coltrane's "Blue Train," Herbie Hancock's "Maiden Voyage," Horace Silver's "Song for My Father" and Lee Morgan's "The Sidewinder" be anything but? – and purists' complaints aside, for new fans it's a solid introduction to the Blue Note magic.

VA - So Blue, So Funky (Heroes Of The Hammond) (1991)

Posted By: Designol
VA - So Blue, So Funky (Heroes Of The Hammond) (1991)

VA - So Blue, So Funky (Heroes Of The Hammond) (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 475 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 199 Mb | Scans included | 01:13:12
Soul-Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Hard Bop | Label: Blue Note | # CDP 7965632, BNZ 267

Blue Note's So Blue, So Funky, Vol. 1 is a 12-track compilation that highlights the funkiest soul-jazz organists that recorded for the label, whether it was a leader or as a sideman. Although there's a handful of cuts from the early '60s, such as "Face to Face" by the terrific, underrated Baby Face Willette, the compilation leans toward the funky fusions of the late '60s, such as Big John Patton's "Fat Judy," Lou Donaldson's "Everything I Do Is Gon' Be Funky (From Now On)," Jack McDuff's "Butter for Yo' Popcorn" and Grant Green's "Ain't It Funky Now." The best thing about this comp is that even though it has familiar names, not all of the material is readily available on CD, which makes it of interest to casual groove fans and serious collectors alike.

Jimmy Smith - 5 Original Albums (1960-1965) [5CD Box Set] (2018)

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Jimmy Smith - 5 Original Albums (1960-1965) [5CD Box Set] (2018)

Jimmy Smith - 5 Original Albums (1960-1965) [5CD Box Set] (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 1,22 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 448 MB | Covers - 8 MB
Genre: Soul Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note/Universal Music (06007 5376969)

"Home Cookin'", "Crazy! Baby", "Midnight Special", "Back At The Chicken Shack", "Softly As A Summer Breeze".
A pioneer of soul-jazz who revolutionized the Hammond organ, turning it into one of the most incisive, dynamic jazz instruments of its time. Jimmy Smith wasn't the first organ player in jazz, but no one had a greater influence with the instrument than he did; Smith coaxed a rich, grooving tone from the Hammond B-3, and his sound and style made him a top instrumentalist in the 1950s and '60s, while a number of rock and R&B keyboardists would learn valuable lessons from Smith's example.

Jimmy Smith Trio - Live At The Village Gate (1965) [Reissue 2008] (Re-up)

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Jimmy Smith Trio - Live At The Village Gate (1965) [Reissue 2008] (Re-up)

Jimmy Smith Trio - Live At The Village Gate (1965) [Reissue 2008]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 157 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 71 MB | Covers - 37 MB
Genre: Soul Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (0602517621374)

These sessions live at Art D'Lugoff's Village Gate night club in Greenwich Village on May 31, 1963 were at one point previously unreleased, eventually issued by the short-lived Metro subsidiary of MGM on vinyl sometime after being recorded. The session is barely over 30 minutes, the sound is a bit thin (but not to its detriment), but Smith's playing is peerless as always, and his band with guitarist Quentin Warren and young drummer Billy Hart may be a curiosity for some. Warren is not the best or most adept plectrist Smith had employed, but gets the job done in a quiet, unassuming manner. Well before hitting his stride as a premier progressive jazz performer, Hart's style is set apart from soul-jazz drummers like Donald Bailey, Billy James, or Bernard Purdie, using looser rhythmic associations instead of hard-edged funky beats…

Jimmy Smith - Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (1964) [Reissue 2007] (Re-up)

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Jimmy Smith - Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (1964) [Reissue 2007] (Re-up)

Jimmy Smith - Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (1964) [Reissue 2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 265 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 91 MB | Covers (9 MB) included
Genre: Soul Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (0602517396937)

The combination of organist Jimmy Smith teamed with Oliver Nelson's big band featuring Nelson and Claus Ogerman's arrangements has arguably yielded mixed results. "Walk on the Wild Side" is probably the most acclaimed and potent of the pairings, while "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" produces more questions than answers. The music tends to be corny and overly dramatic, based in soul-jazz and boogaloo; it's dated even for this time period (1964) and a bit bland. Disparate elements clash rather than meld, the title track and "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" being perfect examples. If you can get beyond the hokey 007 theatrics, patriotic splashes, and sleigh bells, you do hear Smith jamming…

VA - The Soul Of Jazz, Vol. 1 (1995)

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VA - The Soul Of Jazz, Vol. 1 (1995)

Various Artists - The Soul Of Jazz, Volume 1 (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 377 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb | Scans ~ 58 Mb
Label: Gitanes Jazz Productions/Verve | # 525 558-2 | Time: 01:00:50
Jazz, Soul-Jazz, Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Latin Jazz, Crossover Jazz

What you see is what you get, an excellent little compilation of the various faces of soul-jazz as presented by the Verve label with their amazing array of artists from Hugh Masekela to Willie Bobo and Herbie Mann on the one hand, and Dizzy Gillespie, Jon Hendricks (in an outstanding reading of Herbie Hancock's "Watermelon Man") the Heath Brothers, and Teddy Edwards on the other. The track list is wonderfully varied, too: there's a smoking version of Hancock's "Cantaloupe Island" by Masekela, a pair by Jimmy Smith, and a big band – a new entry by the acid jazz group the James Taylor Quartet, but they get it deep; and Wynton Kelly goes deep into soul and blues with "Escapade." Anyway you cut it, it comes out great.

Jimmy Smith - Root Down - Jimmy Smith Live! (1972) [Reissue 2000]

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Jimmy Smith - Root Down - Jimmy Smith Live! (1972) [Reissue 2000]

Jimmy Smith - Root Down - Jimmy Smith Live! (1972) [Reissue 2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 476 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 158 MB | Covers - 14 MB
Genre: Soul Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (559 805-2)

Toward the end of his stint with Blue Note, Jimmy Smith's albums became predictable. Moving to Verve in the mid-'60s helped matters considerably, since he started playing with new musicians (most notably nice duets with Wes Montgomery) and new settings, but he never really got loose, as he did on select early Blue Note sessions. Part of the problem was that Smith's soul-jazz was organic and laid-back, relaxed and funky instead of down and dirty. For latter-day listeners, aware of his reputation as the godfather of modern soul-jazz organ (and certainly aware of the Beastie Boys' name drop), that may mean that Smith's actual albums all seem a bit tame and restrained, classy, not funky. That's true of the bulk of Smith's catalog, with the notable exception of Root Down…

Jimmy Smith - A New Sound... A New Star... (1956) [Reissue 1997]

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Jimmy Smith - A New Sound... A New Star... (1956) [Reissue 1997]

Jimmy Smith - A New Sound… A New Star… (1956) [Reissue 1997]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 642 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 340 MB | Covers - 26 MB
Genre: Soul Jazz, Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note (7243 8 57191 2 7)

A New Sound… A New Star… (subtitled Jimmy Smith at the Organ Vol. 1) is the debut album by Jimmy Smith featuring performances recorded in 1956 and released on the Blue Note label. The album was rereleased on CD combined with Smith's following two LP's A New Sound A New Star: Jimmy Smith at the Organ Volume 2 and The Incredible Jimmy Smith at the Organ.
With less of an emphasis of low-key blues numbers than subsequent albums, the work here is informed by the energy and harmonic sophistication of bebop, and Smith is incandescent throughout…

Jimmy Smith - Live At The Club Baby Grand, Vol. 2 (1956) [RVG Edition 2008]

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Jimmy Smith - Live At The Club Baby Grand, Vol. 2 (1956) [RVG Edition 2008]

Jimmy Smith - Live At The Club Baby Grand, Vol. 2 (1956) [RVG Edition 2008]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 205 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 103 MB | Covers (8 MB) included
Genre: Hard Bop, Soul Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note (0946 3 92787 2 5)

Playing piano-style single-note lines on his Hammond B-3 organ, Jimmy Smith revolutionized the use of the instrument in a jazz combo setting in the mid-'50s and early '60s, and he was still the next big thing on the block when he recorded two LP volumes live over the course of two afternoon sets and three evening sets on August 4, 1956, at Club Baby Grand in Wilmington, DE. Smith had already tracked three successful studio LPs for Blue Note Records at sessions held earlier in the year in February, March, and June, and the time seemed right to present him in a concert setting where the full whirlwind force of his speedy playing could be best appreciated…

Jimmy Smith - Live At The Club Baby Grand, Vol. 1 (1956) [RVG Edition 2008]

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Jimmy Smith - Live At The Club Baby Grand, Vol. 1 (1956) [RVG Edition 2008]

Jimmy Smith - Live At The Club Baby Grand, Vol. 1 (1956) [RVG Edition 2008]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 204 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 106 MB | Covers (8 MB) included
Genre: Hard Bop, Soul Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note (0946 3 92785 2 7)

Playing piano-style single-note lines on his Hammond B-3 organ, Jimmy Smith revolutionized the use of the instrument in a jazz combo setting in the mid-'50s and early '60s, and he was still the next big thing on the block when he recorded two LP volumes live over the course of two afternoon sets and three evening sets on August 4, 1956, at Club Baby Grand in Wilmington, DE. Smith had already tracked three successful studio LPs for Blue Note Records at sessions held earlier in the year in February, March, and June, and the time seemed right to present him in a concert setting where the full whirlwind force of his speedy playing could be best appreciated…