Jimmy Smith’s ‘Groovin’ at Smalls’ Paradise’ is a live album recorded on November 15, 1957 and released the same year by Blue Note.
Track Listing : Imagination (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 07:56 . Walkin’ (Richard Carpenter) – 11:41 . My Funny Valentine (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 11:03 . It’S Only A Paper Moon (Harold Arlen, E. Y. Harburg, Billy Rose) – 10:28 . I Can’T Give You Anything But Love (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy Mchugh) – 07:00 . Laura (Johnny Mercer, David Raksin) – 10:28 . (Back Home Again In) Indiana (James F. Hanley, Ballard Macdonald) – 15:40 . Body And Soul (Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton, Johnny Green) – 10:03 . The Champ (Dizzy Gillespie) – 13:47 . Lover Man (Jimmy Davis, Ram Ramirez, James Sherman) – 07:28 . Slightly Monkish (Jimmy Smith) – 06:59 . After Hours (Erskine Hawkins, Avery Parrish) – 10:58 . Just Friends (John Klenner, Sam M. Lewis) – 06:29
Musicians : Jimmy Smith – Organ . Eddie Mcfadden – Guitar . Donald Bailey – Drums
Production : Produced By Alfred Lion
Package : Reid Miles – Cover Design . Francis Wolff – Photography
Recorded November 15, 1957 At Small’S Paradise In New York City .
Released 1957 By Blue Note.
Sir Douglas @ Amazon
Jimmy Smith and company made jazz history the night of November 15, 1957. This freewheeling live set from the legendary Small’s Paradise nightclub anticipates just about every twist and turn Hammond B-3 and indeed almost all other electronic keyboard playing would take up to the present day. […]
montg @ RateYourMusic
I love Jimmy Smith, but find this album to be overrated. Perhaps it’s the sound, which strikes me as overly dryand/or a tendency for excess (11 minutes for My Funny Valentine?). […]
Jimmy Smith was the most important organist in jazz, the guy who turned the Hammond B-3 into a bona fide jazz instrumentand Groovin� at Smalls� Paradise is his greatest recording. […]