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Sum Serious Blues
Jimmy Smith
Sum Serious Blues
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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Jimmy Smith may be the best known organist in jazz, but his recording, Sum Serious Blues, is essentially an upscale blues album in the style of B.B. King or Ray Charles. Instead of his usual trio, Smith is backed by a thre...  more »

      
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All Artists: Jimmy Smith
Title: Sum Serious Blues
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Milestone
Original Release Date: 4/22/1993
Re-Release Date: 3/21/1993
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Soul-Jazz & Boogaloo, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 025218920728, 0090204100569, 025218920728

Synopsis

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Jimmy Smith may be the best known organist in jazz, but his recording, Sum Serious Blues, is essentially an upscale blues album in the style of B.B. King or Ray Charles. Instead of his usual trio, Smith is backed by a three-man rhythm section and a seven-man horn-and-harmonica section under the direction of producer-arranger Johnny Pate, who has worked in the past with King and Curtis Mayfield. It's a big, full sound, and works well on the five instrumentals (three by Smith and two by Pate). Smith's expressive vibrato on the Hammond B-3 organ often sounds like a blues singer's wail against the horns' harmonic backdrop. Smith doesn't hog the show either. He fits comfortably inside the horn charts when his well known bandmates like guitarist Phil Upchurch, trombonist George Bohanon, trumpeter Oscar Brashear, or saxophonist Buddy Collette take a solo. --Geoffrey Himes
 

CD Reviews

Lots of fun
dpatten@mtt.ca | woodville,ns,canada | 01/12/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"great variety some vocals(including jimmy)and some great blues/jazz music-herman riley and phil upchurch are great along with mr organ himself"