Wikipedia : This day (February 8, 2005), in Scottsdale, Arizona, died Jimmy Smith,a jazz musician whose performances on the Hammond B-3 electric organ helped to popularize the instrument.
@Verve : Not surprisingly, many listeners are unaware of the man who is truly the master of the B3: Jimmy Smith. Smith has not received the attention that his legacy and talents so richly deserve. Until now.
@Jazzateria : Although he made the switch from the piano in 1953, Jimmy did not really find his voice on the organ until the following year. Woodshedding took place in the warehouse where he and his father worked as plasterers.
@last.fm : Although he played walking bass lines on the pedals on ballads, for uptempo tunes, he would play the bass line on the lower manual and use the pedals for emphasis on the attack of certain notes. His solos were characterised by percussive chords mixed with very fast melodic improvisation with the right hand.