Jimmy Smith records ‘Cool Blues’ in a New-York Club with Lou Donaldson, Art Blakey et al (1958)

Jimmy Smith’s ‘Cool Blues’ is a live album recorded on April 7, 1958 at Small’s Paradise in New York City and released in 1978 By Blue Note.

Track Listing : 1.Dark Eyes (Traditional) – 11:43 . 2.Groovin’ At Small’S (Babs Gonzales) – 12:01 . 3.A Night In Tunisia (Dizzy Gillespie) – 17:04 . 4.Cool Blues (Charlie Parker) – 11:07

Francis Wolff

Musicians : Jimmy Smith – Organ . Lou Donaldson – Alto Saxophone . Tina Brooks – Tenor Saxophone . Eddie Mcfadden – Guitar . Art Blakey – Drums

Production : Produced By Alfred Lion Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer

Recorded On April 7, 1958 At Small’S Paradise In New York City.

Released In 1978 By Blue Note.

Package : Gordon H. Jee – Art Direction . Michael Boland – Art Direction, Design . Patrick Roques – Design . Francis Wolff asterisques RVM – Photography .


Jazzbo Notes
I know that this review reads pretty lukewarm, but Jimmy Smith’s playing is so torrid on the first two tracks that it makes up the difference. When you add in that his sideman aren’t asleep as usual, Cool Blues is a pretty good date. […]

amazing album. some of the finest names in jazz, kind of making their names in jazz. very extended arrangements of some very atypical of Jimmy Smith type of tunes. and everybody excels. blakey & bailey are two of the best of their times. […]


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