Format: Compact Disc
Released Date: February 12, 2010
Genre: Soul Jazz
Style: Jazz Instrument
Number of Discs: 2
Originally Released: 1958
Label Name: Blue Note
4.Blues After All
Personnel: Jimmy Smith (organ); Lou Donaldson, George Coleman (alto
saxophone); Tina Brooks (tenor saxophone); Lee Morgan (trumpet);
Curtis Fuller (trombone); Eddie McFadden, Kenny Burrell (guitar);
Donald Bailey, Art Blakey (drums).
Producer: Alfred Lion.
Reissue producer: Michael Cuscuna.
Recorded at Manhattan Towers, New York, New York on August 25, 1957
and February 25, 1958. Originally released on Blue Note (4011).
Includes liner notes by Ira Gitler and Bob Blumenthal.
Digitally remastered using 24-bit technology by Rudy Van Gelder
(2000, Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey).
This is part of the Blue Note Rudy Van Gelder Editions
When Jimmy Smith exploded onto the jazz scene in 1956, he changed
everything about the way the organ was used and perceived in jazz.
His first two years of recording were mind-bogglingly prolific,
producing 13 albums. Three marathon jam sessions during this period
produced some of Smith's finest early work, including THE SERMON.
Smith displays both a youthful fire and a musical wisdom beyond his
years throughout the album. Whether blazing through hard-bop tunes
like "Confirmation" and "Au Privave" (both Charlie Parker
compositions) or gently caressing the ballad "Lover Man," Smith
constantly proves himself the most inventive organist of the bop
generation. In moving beyond the classic organ trio format, Smith
takes the organ into new areas on THE SERMON, and trading solos
with the likes of Lee Morgan and Lou Donaldson, he makes it plain
that his is an individual voice worthy of its eventual place in the
jazz canon. A special treat here is the tenor work of the great,
underrated Tina Brooks.