Jimmy Smith – The Cat


Compared to his earlier Blue Note recordings, organist Jimmy Smith’s outings for Verve are not as strong from a jazz standpoint. Certainly his renditions of the “Theme from Joy House,” “The Cat” and the “Main Title from The Carpetbaggers” are not all that significant. However, this CD has some tasteful arrangements for the big band by Lalo Schifrin and some good playing by the great organist on a variety of other blues-oriented material. Also the combination of organ with a big band is sometimes quite appealing, making this CD worth picking up despite its commercial tracks.

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01. Theme From Joy House
02. The Cat
03. Basin Street Blues
04. Main Title From The Carpetbaggers
05. Chicago Serenade
06. St. Louis Blues
07. Delon’s Blues
08. Blues In The Night

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