Thursday, October 28, 2004

Jimmy Smith Retrospective

This four disc mini-box came out on Blue Note last week. I'm a big fan, but most of my Blue Notes are on used vinyl of the "pop and crackle" variety so this was a worthwhile investment for me. It's a pretty nice set touching on the high points of his Blue Note output, like "The Champ" and "The Sermon." I particularly like the recordings which hook him up with Lou Donaldson, they could really lock into a groove.

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