Jimmy Smith : Bashin'

Jimmy Smith : Bashin'


Jimmy Smith : Bashin’ - The unpredictable Jimmy Smith

Jimmy Smith (0rgan), Phil Woods, Babe Clarke, George Barrow, Gerry Dodgion, Robert Ashton (alto sax), Ernie Royal, Joe Newman, Joe Wilder, Dov Severisen (trumpet), Jimmy Cleveland, Britt Woodman, Tommy Mitchell, Urbie Green (trombone), Barry Galbraith, Jimmy Warren (guitar), George Duvivier (bass), Donald Bailey (drums), Oliver Nelson (arranger and conductor)

Verve 8474

Speakers Corner Records : LP 180 gram

Brand New and Sealed Record

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1 - Walk on the Wild Side
2 - Ol' Man River
3 - In A Mellow Tone
4 - Step Right Up
5 - Beggar for the Blues
6 - Bashin'
7 - I'm an Old Cow Hand (From the Rio Grande)

Recorded in March 26 & 28, 1962 at Rudy Van Gelder studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.

Bashin': The Unpredictable Jimmy Smith is his first album for Verve Records, accompanied by a big band arranged and conducted by Oliver Nelson

When Jimmy Smith left Blue Note and signed with Verve Records, the whole concept of his music took on new dimensions. Recordings with Wes Montgomery were just the beginning; large ensembles, superb arrangements by Oliver Nelson and fine contributions by his soloists created a magnificent background for the "new" Jimmy Smith on this and subsequent albums. Despite its title, Bashin', there is absolutely nothing to criticize on this LP. The A side presents the new concept: a wonderful, swinging background against which Jimmy Smith can develop his full potential. Oliver Nelson's light and airy arrangements further enhance the standard themes: soloists are never confined within set limits but are gently guided; the riffs are presented precisely and cleanly, without ever sounding overloaded.

The "golden age" of recordings was from 1955 to 1965, at the beginning of the LP and the stereo era, where pure vacuum tube amplification helped produce recordings demonstrating unparalleled fidelity and warmth, lifelike presence and illumination.

This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head, and was pressed with virgin vinyl at Pallas. More information under http://www.pure-analogue.com