Jimmy Smith with Stanley Turrentine

Prayer Meetin’

£35.99
  • Jimmy Smith with Stanley Turrentine - Prayer Meetin’
25th September 2020 / LP / Blue Note

Jimmy Smith with Stanley Turrentine

Prayer Meetin’

£35.99

Jimmy Smith brings the blues and gospel drive to this excellent collaboration with saxophonist Stanley Turrentine.

Jimmy Smith revolutionized the use of the Hammond B-3 organ in jazz during the mid-1950s. Arguably his finest recorded moments came during the sessions he recorded with tenor saxophone giant Stanley Turrentine in the early 1960s which helped define soul jazz. Recorded in 1963, Prayer Meetin’ is brimming with the kind of late-night soulful blues grooves that made the Smith and Turrentine collaborations such classics. Highlights of the session include the incredible interplay between Smith, Turrentine, guitarist Quentin Warren, and drummer Donald Bailey on the title track and “Red Top,” while Turrentine delivers a ballad tour-de-force on “I Almost Lost My Mind”.

My Point of View is pianist & composer Herbie Hancock’s remarkably assured second album for Blue Note. Featuring a program of Hancock compositions, this session from 1963 has a wondrous all-star cast: Donald Byrd on trumpet, Hank Mobley on tenor saxophone, Grachan Moncur III on trombone, Grant Green on guitar, Chuck Israels on bass, and Tony Williams on drums, who was just 17 at the time of this recording. The sheer musicality of My Point of View is breathtaking, with Hancock demonstrating his arranging prowess. While “Blind Man, Blind Man takes” its cue from Hancock’s prior hit “Watermelon Man,” this session also contains truly essential Hancock compositions such as “King Cobra,” “A Tribute To Someone,” and the bluesy “And What If I Don’t.”

Recorded on February 8, 1963 at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs.

Jimmy Smith (organ), Stanley Turrentine (tenor sax), Quinten Warren (guitar), Donald Bailey (drums)

Side A:
Prayer Meetin’
I Almost Lost My Mind
Stone Cold Dead In The Market

Side B:
When The Saints Go Marching In
Red Top
Picknickin’
Format /LP
Released /25th September 2020
Catalogue / 0881132
Barcode / 0602508811326
Label /Blue Note
Genre / Jazz
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