Jimmy Smith on the BBC
April 29, 2009 6:02 AM Subscribe
posted by flapjax at midnite (16 comments total)
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If you're in the mood for some of that juicy, satisfying, blues-inflected and soulful-as-hell organ jazz served up Jimmy Smith-style, check out these 1964 BBC TV appearances from Smith and his trio: The Sermon
, Wagon Wheels
, Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf
, Uptempo Blues
and Theme from Mondo Cane
What a great trio Smith had here: Billy Hart
is the consummate jazz percussionist, and Quentin Warren
(on a Strat!) sounds mighty fine, smooth as silk. And the BBC cameramen did a fine job of shooting these kicking performances. Enjoy!
BTW, the YT poster's titles all indicate that this performance was from 1964, but I notice one clip contains a caption indicating the year was 1965... well, whatever the year, it's damn good music.
And... Jimmy Smith obit from 2005, previously