Home Cookin'

Performers Jimmy Smith

Blue Note | August 3, 2004 | Compact Disc

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This Japanese import contains a 24-bit remastering of Jimmy Smith's (organ) Blue Note era release Home Cookin' (1959). Although he never gained 'household name' status, his expansive catalog of recordings has long been considered as essential listening for lovers of post-bop and jazz keyboard. Joined by Donald Bailey (drums), Kenny Burrell (guitar), with occasional contributions from Percy France (tenor sax), Smith winds his trio through a selection of sublime R&B standards and fundamental originals. "See See Rider" kicks things off with a laid-back and sultry take of the Ma Rainey classic. Immediately, Smith and Burrell create a responsive interplay that gently builds into refining vamping and solo trading. "Sugar Hill" is a light and optimistic Burrell composition that bops as the co-leads call-and-respond in a game of musical tag. They continue their spirited chiding on the brisk interpretation of Ray Charles' "I Got a Woman." The refined visage should not be mistaken for an average or rote performance. On the contrary, Bailey's solid backbeat provides the perfect setting with every beat well placed. Ironically, just as the combo establishes a free-flowing exchange, alas the song fades out. France is front and center on both "Messin' Around" and "Gracie," supplying a notable dimension of texture and presence to the ensemble. He ably maneuvers the tricky syncopated melody, adding prudently to the respectively driving post-bop rhythms. Other worthwhile excursions are Burrell's "Come on Baby"and two rousing readings of Jimmy McGriff's "Motorin' Along" -- one of which is among the supplementary sides issued on the CD version. Granted, Jimmy Smith's discography may seem overwhelming in the sheer number of entries, however Home Cookin' can be unequivocally suggested as an apt starting place for neophytes or a recommended entry for enthusiasts. ~ Lindsay Planer

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: August 3, 2004

Genre: Guitar

Style: Jazz Instrument

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1959

Label Name: Blue Note

UPC: 724359242125

Found in: Guitar

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Home Cookin'

Home Cookin'

Performers Jimmy Smith
Guest Artist(s) Kenny Burrell
Producer Alfred Lion, Alfred Lion

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: August 3, 2004

Genre: Guitar

Style: Jazz Instrument

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1959

Label Name: Blue Note

UPC: 724359242125


Title Track Time
1.See See Rider - (with Jimmy Smith) --
2.Sugar Hill - (with Jimmy Smith) --
3.I Got A Woman - (with Jimmy Smith) --
4.Messin' Around - (with Jimmy Smith) --
5.Gracie - (with Jimmy Smith) --
6.Come On Baby - (with Jimmy Smith) --
7.Motorin' Along - (with Jimmy Smith) --
8.Since I Fell For You - (with Jimmy Smith) --
9.Apostrophe - (previously unreleased, bonus track, with Jimmy Smith) --
10.Groanin' - (previously unreleased, bonus track, with Jimmy Smith) --
11.Motorin' Along - (previously unreleased, alternate take, bonus track, with Jimmy Smith) --
12.Since I Fell For You - (previously unreleased, alternate take, bonus track, with Jimmy Smith) --

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This Japanese import contains a 24-bit remastering of Jimmy Smith's (organ) Blue Note era release Home Cookin' (1959). Although he never gained 'household name' status, his expansive catalog of recordings has long been considered as essential listening for lovers of post-bop and jazz keyboard. Joined by Donald Bailey (drums), Kenny Burrell (guitar), with occasional contributions from Percy France (tenor sax), Smith winds his trio through a selection of sublime R&B standards and fundamental originals. "See See Rider" kicks things off with a laid-back and sultry take of the Ma Rainey classic. Immediately, Smith and Burrell create a responsive interplay that gently builds into refining vamping and solo trading. "Sugar Hill" is a light and optimistic Burrell composition that bops as the co-leads call-and-respond in a game of musical tag. They continue their spirited chiding on the brisk interpretation of Ray Charles' "I Got a Woman." The refined visage should not be mistaken for an average or rote performance. On the contrary, Bailey's solid backbeat provides the perfect setting with every beat well placed. Ironically, just as the combo establishes a free-flowing exchange, alas the song fades out. France is front and center on both "Messin' Around" and "Gracie," supplying a notable dimension of texture and presence to the ensemble. He ably maneuvers the tricky syncopated melody, adding prudently to the respectively driving post-bop rhythms. Other worthwhile excursions are Burrell's "Come on Baby"and two rousing readings of Jimmy McGriff's "Motorin' Along" -- one of which is among the supplementary sides issued on the CD version. Granted, Jimmy Smith's discography may seem overwhelming in the sheer number of entries, however Home Cookin' can be unequivocally suggested as an apt starting place for neophytes or a recommended entry for enthusiasts. ~ Lindsay Planer
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