Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The 'Incredible'

Jimmy Smith (December 8, 1925 [birth year is disputed and is often given as 1928] – February 8, 2005) was a jazz musician whose performances on the Hammond B-3 electric organ helped to popularize this instrument. In 2005, Smith was awarded the NEA Jazz Masters Award from the National Endowment for the Arts, the highest honors that the United States bestows upon jazz musicians

A Blues feel



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3 comments:

mister anchovy said...

I really enjoy Jimmy Smith. He treatked the B3 more like a horn than a colour instrument, and he always had a great groove. He really pulled some fantastic music out of the B3. I was first introduced to his music by a friend who suggested I listen to the Sermon. After hearing it, my only response to him was, Amen.

D.S. Williamson said...

Jimmy Smith is as deserving of the NEA Jazz Masters Award today as he was in 2005. He just seems to get better with age.

Ron Moorby said...

doesn't it just get your feet tapping and pulls in your full attention