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A New Sound A New Star: Jimmy Smith at the Organ Vol. 1 (1956)


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Thornel Schwartz

The debut of organist Jimmy Smith on records (he was already 30) was a major event, for he introduced a completely new and very influential style on the organ, one that virtually changed the way the instrument is played. This LP features the already-recognizable organist in a trio with guitarist Thornel Schwartz and Bay Perry on drums. Highlights of this very impressive debut include "The Way You Look Tonight," "Lady Be Good" and Horace Silver's "The Preacher." Blue Note in 1997] ~ Scott Yanow