Jimmy Smith: Organ Grinder Swing
Newly remastered in 24-bit form and packaged in a deluxe gatefold, this album has always been one of Smith’s finest straight ahead affairs. There’s a bit of something for all tastes- from the slow blues of “Oh No, Babe” to a blistering “Greensleeves” that proves once and for all that Smith brought Coltrane’s “sheets of sound” to the organ in a manner that few could equal, with the exception of Larry Young. Burrell and Tate wax poetic throughout and Rudy Van Gelder’s state of the art engineering, now sounding even better in remastered form, provides the crystal clear luminescence. Simply put, Organ Grinder Swing is a must-hear and a must-own and worth picking up in this new incarnation.
Track Listing: Jimmy Smith (organ), Kenny Burrell (guitar), Grady Tate (drums)
Personnel: The Organ Grinder's Swing, Oh No, Babe, Blues for J, Greensleeves, I'll Close My Eyes, Satin Doll
Record Label: Verve Music Group