Jimmy Smith

Groovin' At Small's Paradise

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Limited edition 6-panel digipack or 180g vinyl 2LP set in deluxe gatefold sleeve with iconic pictures by jazz photographer Francis Wolff.

Jimmy Smith’s unparalleled skills with the Hammond helped to popularize the electric organ as a jazz and blues instrument, and he recorded prolifically during his long career. A perennial poll winner since the late ‘50s, Smith redefined the instrument. His new sound utilized the first three draw bars and the percussion feature of the Hammond B-3. Recorded live in 1957 at the Smalls’ Paradise club in New York, this LP showcases Smith in a trio format backed by guitar and drums.

“On Groovin’ at Smalls’ Paradise, Smith is in his element in a club setting. This is the Smith album to get.” **** Richard Cook & Brian Morton, Penguin Guide to Jazz


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