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Jimmy Smith Groovin' At Smalls Paradise

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Jimmy Smith's "Groovin' At Smalls' Paradise" - A Blue Note Jazz Classic

Experience the Hammond B3 Organ Virtuoso's Pioneering New York Performances

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Step into the legendary Smalls' Paradise with Jimmy Smith's "Groovin' At Smalls' Paradise", a testament to the groundbreaking impact of the Hammond B3 organ maestro on the jazz scene. This album captures the raw energy and innovative spirit of Smith's first New York gig in January of 1956, a performance that left the jazz world in awe.

A Stunning Introduction to New York: Blue Note co-founder Francis Wolff's vivid description of Smith's performance underscores the sheer power and novelty of his style. Smith's passionate, convulsive approach to the Hammond B3 organ created waves of sound that were unheard of before, revolutionizing the jazz organ genre.

A Prolific Year of Recording: Following his discovery, Alfred Lion recorded Jimmy Smith an impressive 14 times in 1956-57. These sessions cemented Smith's status as a jazz icon and contributed significantly to the rich tapestry of Blue Note's offerings.

An Album That Radiates Jazz History: "Groovin' At Smalls' Paradise" is more than just a live album; it's a piece of jazz history. The record captures the essence of Smith's innovative style and his ability to captivate audiences with his dynamic and soulful playing.

A Must-Have for Jazz Enthusiasts: This album is essential for fans of Jimmy Smith, jazz collectors, and anyone interested in the history of the Hammond B3 organ in jazz. It's a celebration of Smith's talent and a reminder of his profound influence on the genre.

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