The Record Collection

Jimmy Smith: The Sermon! [Complete Sessions] (1958)

Groove Hut GH 66712 (2009)

Track list:

Disc One
101 – J.O.S. (James Oscar Smith)
102 – What is this thing called love?
103 – Just Friends
104 – Cherokee
105 – Little Girl Blue
106 – ‘S Wonderful

Disc Two
201 – The Blue Room
202 – Blues After All
203 – Lover Man
204 – Confirmation
205 – Au Privave
206 – Flamingo
207 – The Sermon

Personnel:

Jimmy Smith – organ
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Lee Morgan – trumpet
Curtis Fuller – trombone
Lou Donaldson – alto sax
George Coleman – alto sax
Tina Brooks – tenor sax
Kenny Burrell – guitar
Eddie McFadden – guitar
Art Blakey – drums
Donald Bailey – drums

#101-202: recorded Manhattan Towers, NYC; August 25, 1957
Lee Morgan (tp), Curtis Fuller (tb), George Coleman (as), Jimmy Smith (org), Eddie McFadden (g #101-103,106), Kenny Burrell (g #104,105) Donald Bailey (d)
#203: recorded Manhattan Towers, NYC; February 25, 1958
Lou Donaldson (as), Jimmy Smith (org), Eddie McFadden (g), Donald Bailey (d)
#204-207: recorded Manhattan Towers, NYC; February 25, 1958
Lee Morgan (tp), Lou Donaldson (as), Tina Brooks (ts), Jimmy Smith (org), Kenny Burrell (g), Art Blakey (d)
Recording engineer: Rudy Van Gelder

Cover photography: Davis Redfern

Liner notes: Joseph Jesk (2009),
Original liner notes (The Sermon!): Ira Gtler
Original liner notes (House Party): Robert Levin

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BLP 4011 Jimmy Smith – The Sermon!
Lee Morgan (tp) George Coleman (as) Jimmy Smith (org) Kenny Burrell (g) Donald Bailey (d)
Manhattan Towers, NYC, August 25, 1957
tk.2 J.O.S.
Lee Morgan (tp) Lou Donaldson (as -2) Tina Brooks (ts -2) Jimmy Smith (org) Kenny Burrell (g) Art Blakey (d)
Manhattan Towers, NYC, February 25, 1958
1. tk.14 Flamingo
2. tk.15 The Sermon
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84011.

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BLP 4002 Jimmy Smith – House Party
Lee Morgan (tp) Curtis Fuller (tb) George Coleman (as) Jimmy Smith (org) Kenny Burrell (g -1) Eddie McFadden (g -2) Donald Bailey (d)
Manhattan Towers, NYC, August 25, 1957
1. tk.4 Just Friends
2. tk.11 Blues After All
Lou Donaldson (as) Jimmy Smith (org) Eddie McFadden (g) Donald Bailey (d)
Manhattan Towers, NYC, February 25, 1958
tk.5 Lover Man
Lee Morgan (tp) Lou Donaldson (as) Tina Brooks (ts) Jimmy Smith (org) Kenny Burrell (g) Art Blakey (d)
tk.13 Au Privave
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84002.

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LT 992 Jimmy Smith – Confirmation
Lee Morgan (tp) Curtis Fuller (tb) George Coleman (as) Jimmy Smith (org) Kenny Burrell (g -1) Eddie McFadden (g -2) Donald Bailey (d)
Manhattan Towers, NYC, August 25, 1957
1. tk.3 What Is This Thing Called Love
2. tk.5 Cherokee
Lee Morgan (tp) Lou Donaldson (as) Tina Brooks (ts) Jimmy Smith (org) Kenny Burrell (g) Art Blakey (d)
Manhattan Towers, NYC, February 25, 1958
tk.12 Confirmation

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