Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Jimmy Smith - Groovin' at Small's Paradise

These recordings from 1957 are among the most momentous to appear in the Rudy Van Gelder series, marking the first American appearance on CD of these early live recordings and adding four previously unreleased tracks. Accompanied by his regular band of guitarist Eddie McFadden and drummer Donald Bailey, Smith is an extraordinary musical presence, combining the energy of a big band and a sanctified congregation as he serves up kinetic versions of pop songs, jazz standards, and blues. Among the new additions are a scintillating version of Smith's own up-tempo blues feature "The Champ," a marvel of keyboard technique, and a treatment of "Walkin'" that could define the idea of swing. Smith wasn't just using the organ as a jazz instrument, he was creating a new idiom that fused elements of modern jazz and R&B. The extended tunes also highlight a neglected jazz-blues talent in McFadden.
Stuart Broomer

Source :
Jimmy Smith
Groovin' at Small's Paradise
vols. 1-2


Cd. 1

1 Imagination (Burke, VanHeusen) 7:56
2 Walkin' (Carpenter) 11:41
3 My Funny Valentine (Hart, Rodgers) 11:03
4 It's Only a Paper Moon (Arlen, Harburg, Rose) 10:28
5 I Can't Give You Anything But Love (Fields, McHugh) 7:00
6 Laura (Mercer, Raksin) 10:28


Cd. 2

1 (Back Home Again In) Indiana (Hanley, MacDonald) 15:40
2 Body and Soul (Eyton, Green, Heyman, Sour) 10:03
3 The Champ (Gillespie) 13:47
4 Lover Man (Davis, Ramirez, Sherman) 7:28
5 Slightly Monkish (Smith) 6:59
6 After Hours (Hawkins, Parrish) 10:58
7 Just Friends (Klenner, Lewis) 6:29

Jimmy Smith - org
Eddie McFadden - g
Donald Bailey - dr

Recorded live at Small's Paradise, New York City ; November 15, 1957


Telecaster Road said...

Thank you! I only hope that there are albums that I have that I can give to you.

Otis Foster said...

Thanks as always. I'll see if I can find some unusual shares in my old vinyl.

Crimhead420 said...

Hello friend.
Is it possible to re-post Pat Martino - "Consciousness"?

Otis Foster said...

Vol. 2 keeps aborting. Must be something at RS as other files download correctly.

Pippo said...

Meraviglioso ! thank you.

Baruch said...

reindeer man said...

Thanks for this! I have a Jimmy Smith record from '58 recorded at Small's, called "Cool Blues," also good stuff. Looking forward to hearing this.

dS said...

You're on fire now that you're back. Again, thanks for all of the great music!!!

bongohito said...

i've downloaded this three times and each time the files show as corrupt.

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26 errors with melanchthon used

Folder "Jimmy Smith - Groovin' at Small's Paradise"

all folders "artwork", "cd1", "cd2". and all FLAC and JPEG files contained in those folders, along with another file "desktop.ini", extract as Zero KB in size