Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Jimmy Smith - Standards

Standards is a 12-track collection that is culled from the sessions that resulted in the House Party and Home Cookin' albums, both of which featured Jimmy Smith in a trio with guitarist Kenny Burrell and drummer Donald Bailey. All of the songs are familiar standards along the lines of "Bye Bye Blackbird," "I'm Just a Lucky So and So," "September Song," "Mood Indigo" and "It Might As Well Be Spring," and seven of the tracks are previously unreleased. Throughout the album, the trio is relaxed and laidback, resulting in a warm, inviting collection of standards. It's among Smith's mellowest recordings, and it's all the better for it.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:fzfyxqwjld0e

Jimmy Smith


1 Little Girl Blue (Hart, Rodgers) 5:20
2 Bye Bye Blackbird (Dixon, Henderson) 6:08
3 I'm Just a Lucky So and So (David, Ellington) 5:39
4 Ruby (Parish, Roemheld) 3:38
5 September Song (Anderson, Weill) 5:10
6 I Didn't Know What Time It Was [#] (Hart, Rodgers) 6:22
7 Memories of You [#] (Blake, Razaf) 5:47
8 But Beautiful [#] (Burke, VanHeusen) 3:54
9 Mood Indigo [#] (Bigard, Ellington, Mills) 5:32
10 While We're Young [#] (Engvick, Palitz, Wilder) 4:50
11 It Might as Well Be Spring [#] (Hammerstein, Rodgers) 9:03
12 Last Dance [#] (Smith) 4:54

Jimmy Smith - org
Kenny Burrell - g
Donald Bailey - dr

Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey ; August 25, 1957 [# 1], July 15, 1958 [# 2-5] & May 25, 1959 [# 6-12]


VeryBlasted said...

en tant que toujours, merci

Blue Eyes said...

Wow! superb album ! wonderful guitar's tone
of K.Burrell, I love it! Thanks Melanchthon !

Bhowani said...

j smith standards

bon alors en tant que toujours beaucoup merci aussi !

Baruch said...


reindeer man said...

Very nice! Thank you for the Jimmy Smith.

Frasco said...

Thank you!

rog said...

Thanks Mel for Standards... took out a lot of the chitlins, fever, talkin', and catin' with Kenny, Wes, and Stanley which got me into him. So out of the Chicken Shack and into the lobby... :-)