Tuesday, 8 December 2015

90th birthday of Jimmy Smith

(Born 8 December 1925, Norristown, Pennsylvania, US)
Celebrated inventive organist and prolific composer who significantly promotes the use of the Hammond B-3 organ as an instrument in jazz in the early 1950s and whose influence on subsequent organists in the repertoire has been immensely profound
(Jimmy Smith Trio, “The sermon” [personnel: Smith, organ; QuentinWarren, guitar; Billy Hart, drums; recorded: BBC TV, {?} 1964])
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