Jimmy Smith records with Stanley Turrentine, ‘Prayer Meetin” an album for Blue Note (1963)

Jimmy Smith’s ‘Prayer Meetin” is an album recorded on February 8, 1963 with Stanley Turrentine and released in 1964 by Blue Note.

Track Listing : 1.Prayer Meeting (Jimmy Smith) – 05:45 . 2.I Almost Lost My Mind (Ivory Joe Hunter) – 09:25 . 3.Stone Cold Dead In The Market (Wilmoth Houdini) – 03:43 . 4.When The Saints Go Marching In (Traditional) – 06:15 . 5.Red Top (Gene Ammons) – 07:38 . 6.Picnickin’ (Jimmy Smith) – 06:30


Francis Wolff

Musicians : Jimmy Smith – Organ . Stanley Turrentine – Tenor Saxophone . Quentin Warren – Guitar . Donald Bailey – Drums


Reid Miles

Production : Produced By Alfred Lion

Recorded On February 8, 1963 At Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs.

Released In 1964 By Blue Note.

Package : Reid Miles asterisques RVM – Design . Francis Wolff asterisques RVM – Photography .

Jimmy Smith

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The Loud Bassoon
Prayer Meetin’ is one of the mellowest albums that I consider to be Great, for whatever reason. It’s not that only intense music can be great, or that mellow music is somehow less essential or something – rather, I think it’s just that it’s easier for mellow albums to be written off as merely pleasant, when sometimes they are the best possible thing. […]

Zappaholic @ RateYourMusic
If only they played this kind of music in church! It’s a fantastic mix of styles like jazz, blues, gospel and soul. Jimmy Smith and Stanley Turrentine are one of the classic pairings of jazz musicians from the 60s. I’m a bit confused as to why they only played together for a short period of time. […]

All About Jazz
Jimmy Smith and the late Stanley Turrentine were one of the great organ-sax combos, collaborating on a series of albums for Blue Note in the early ’60s that helped define the genre of soul jazz. […]

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