‘Bashin’: The Unpredictable Jimmy Smith’

‘Bashin’: The Unpredictable Jimmy Smith’ is a studio album recorded by Smith on March 26 & 28, 1962 with Oliver Nelson’s big band and released the same year by Verve.

Track Listing : 1.Walk On The Wild Side (Elmer Bernstein, Mack David) – 05:55 . 2.Ol’ Man River (Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Jerome Kern) – 03:56 . 3.In A Mellow Tone (Duke Ellington, Milt Gabler) – 04:25 . 4.Step Right Up (Oliver Nelson) – 04:13 . 5.Beggar For The Blues (Ray Rasch, Dotty Wayne) – 07:28 . 6.Bashin’ (Jimmy Smith) – 06:16 . 7.I’M An Old Cowhand (From The Rio Grande) (Johnny Mercer) – 06:17

Musicians : Jimmy Smith – Organ . Oliver Nelson – Arranger, Conductor On (1 – 2 – 3 – 4) . Phil Woods – Alto Sax On (1 – 2 – 3 – 4) . Jerry Dodgion – Alto Sax On (1 – 2 – 3 – 4) . Bob Ashton – Tenor Sax On (1 – 2 – 3 – 4) . Babe Clarke – Tenor Sax On (1 – 2 – 3 – 4) . George Barrow – Baritone Sax On (1 – 2 – 3 – 4) . Joe Newman – Trumpet On (1 – 2 – 3 – 4) . Ernie Royal – Trumpet On (1 – 2 – 3 – 4) . Doc Severinsen – Trumpet On (1 – 2 – 3 – 4) . Joe Wilder – Trumpet On (1 – 2 – 3 – 4) . Thomas Mitchell – Bass Tuba On (1 – 2 – 3 – 4) . Jimmy Cleveland – Trombone On (1 – 2 – 3 – 4) . Urbie Green – Trombone On (1 – 2 – 3 – 4) . Britt Woodman – Trombone On (1 – 2 – 3 – 4) . Barry Galbraith – Guitar On (1 – 2 – 3 – 4) . George Duvivier – Bass On (1 – 2 – 3 – 4) . Ed Shaughnessy – Drums On (1 – 2 – 3 – 4) . Quentin Warren – Guitar On (5 – 6 -7) . Donald Bailey – Drums On (5 – 6 -7)

Production : Produced By Creed Taylor . Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer

Package : Del Shields – Liner Notes

Recorded On March 26 & 28, 1962 At Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs.

Released In 1962 By Verve.

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CD Universe
While fans of Jimmy Smith‘s lower-key trio work for Blue Note may cringe at the blare of horns and the grandiose dynamic shifts, Smith is still in uber-cool formand his Hammond plays the groovy foil to Nelson’s occasionally square arrangements. […]

The Boogie Disease
The final three numbers feature Jimmy Smith‘s regular trio with guitarist Quentin Warren and drummer Donald Bailey swinging with soul as usual. The historical set (a bit of a turning point for Jimmy Smith‘s career) has its strong moments although it is not all that essential. […]

Acoustic Sounds
Right up until today rumor has it that Creed Taylor enticed the organist Jimmy Smith to leave Blue Note and change to the Verve label by means of a very large fistful of dollars. One thing is clear however: Jimmy Smith never revealed a single word about this delicate matter; but it is also clear that the whole concept of his music took on new dimensions when he changed over to his new backer. […]

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