Since September 2010, this blog has recorded the journey of this middle-aged man as I attempt to listen to all the music in my CD collection. CDs revisited in their entirety from start to finish - no skipping tracks, no shuffle. CDs only - no vinyl, no tapes, no downloads. And just as CD technology (and the album format itself) becomes obsolete. I'm no music critic, just a music junkie with too much time on my hands.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Jimmy Smith - The Sermon! (1958)


Since it's Sunday, I figured another sermon couldn't hurt. The Hammond B-3 organ is one of my favorite instruments and it's in the hands of a master on this Blue Note release. Other jazz greats on this release include Kenny Burrell, Art Blakey, Lou Donaldson, and Lee Morgan. Makes me wish I had a spare $10K lying around so I could buy my own B-3.

Tracks: Only 3 tracks here. The 20 minute title track is a swinging 12-bar blues number with everyone getting a solo (or two). J.O.S. is fast-paced minor-key bop number. The disc ends with a nice take on Flamingo with some excellent trumpet work by Lee Morgan.

Personal Memory Associated with this CD: None. This was a recent find at a Half Price Books.

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