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The Cat

Jimmy Smith

The Cat

...a Billboard hit
UNI050 (Decca)
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1
Theme From Joy House

Theme From Joy House

Composer Lalo Schifrin, Peggy Lee
Band Jimmy Smith
04:38 Play
2
The Cat

The Cat

Composer Lalo Schifrin
Band Jimmy Smith
03:24 Play
3
Basin Street Blues

Basin Street Blues

Composer

Spencer Williams

Band Jimmy Smith
03:24 Play
4
Main Title From "The Carpetbaggers"

Main Title From "The Carpetbaggers"

Composer

Elmer Bernstein

Band Jimmy Smith
03:57 Play
5
Chicago Serenade

Chicago Serenade

Composer

Eddie Harris

Band Jimmy Smith
03:57 Play
6
St. Louis Blues

St. Louis Blues

Composer

William Christopher Handy

Band Jimmy Smith
03:17 Play
7
Delon's Blues

Delon's Blues

Composer

Jimmy Smith

Band Jimmy Smith
04:47 Play
8
Blues In The Night

Blues In The Night

Composer

Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen

Band Jimmy Smith
04:46 Play
Total Running Time 32 minutes
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Recorded in 1964, this album features a wealth of the sixties' top musicians in big-band style arrangements of film music.  Jimmy Smith on his trusty jazz organ leads them in an album which defies classification.

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In his years with Verve, Jimmy Smith and his jaunty jazz organ made four appearances on Billboard's hit-singles charts with his recordings of contemporary movie themes. This album, arranged by Lalo Schifrin, features selections from two film scores (including 'The Cat', for which composer Schifrin won a Grammy), some big-band style orchestrations, and plenty of blues. In 1964 this release defied the boundaries of idiom, appealing to a huge audience of jazz, r&b, and pop fans.

'If this album isn't in your collection you can't maintain you really know Jimmy Smith. For a lot of people this is the first and most played Jimmy Smith album and that might be because every time you play this album it will sound as the first time you hear it. Going to a deserted island we would pick this one, among many others of course. Impressive big-band style orchestrations arranged by Lalo Schifrin, a shooting horn section trying to blow Jimmy Smith away from the organ. But he is so powerful on this album.' HammondJazz.net

Recorded in 1964 at Van Gelder Recording Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey; tracks 1, 4, and 7 on April 27; tracks 2, 3, 5, 6, and 8 on April 29.

Musicians:

Jimmy Smith organ
Thad  Jones trumpet
Jimmy Maxwell trumpet
Marky Markowitz trumpet
Ernie Royal trumpet
Snooky Young trumpet
Bernie Glow trumpet
Jimmy Cleveland trombone
Urbie Green trombone
Tony Studd bass trombone
Ray Alonge french horn
Jimmy Buffington french horn
Earl Chapin french horn
Bill Correa french horn
Don Butterfield tuba
Kenny Burrell guitar
George Duvivier bass
Grady Tate drums
Phil Kraus percussion
Lalo Schifrin arranger, conductor

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