Jimmy Smith – A Date With Jimmy Smith, Vol. 2 (1957/2014) [AcousticSounds 24bit/192kHz]

Jimmy Smith – A Date With Jimmy Smith, Vol. 2 (1957/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192kHz | Time – 34:15 minutes | 1,08 GB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: acousticsounds.com | © Blue Note Records
Recorded: Manhattan Towers in New York City on February 11 (tracks 1 & 3), and February 12 (track 2), 1957

After cutting five albums with his trio, organist Jimmy Smith on Feb. 11, 1957, recorded with trumpeter Donald Byrd, altoist Lou Donaldson and tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley in a sextet that also included guitarist Eddie McFadden and drummer Art Blakey. Among the five songs recorded that day, two (lengthy versions of “Falling in Love with Love” and “Funk’s Oats”) are included on this LP along with a shorter trio rendition of “How High the Moon” from two days later with McFadden and drummer Donald Bailey in a trio.

This LP is one of five that has been reissued by Mosaic in a three-CD box set. For the jam session date altoist Lou Donaldson has a duet with organist Jimmy Smith on “I’m Getting Sentimental over You,” and together they match up forces in a sextet with trumpeter Donald Byrd, Hank Mobley on tenor, guitarist Eddie McFadden and drummer Art Blakey, playing lengthy versions of Mobley’s “Groovy Date” and Duke Ellington’s “I Let a Song Go out of My Heart.” All of the Jimmy Smith jam sessions are easily recommended to fans of straightahead jazz; get the Mosaic box. -Scott Yanow

1 I Let A Song Out Of My Heart 16:59
2 I’m Getting Sentimental Over You 4:11
3 Groovy Date 13:00

Jimmy Smith – organ
Donald Byrd – trumpet (tracks 1 & 3)
Lou Donaldson – alto saxophone
Hank Mobley – tenor saxophone (tracks 1 & 3)
Eddie McFadden – guitar (tracks 1 & 3)
Art Blakey – drums (tracks 1 & 3)



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