Jimmy Smith (US jazz organist)

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James Oscar "Jimmy" Smith (December 8, 1925 or 1928 – February 8, 2005) was an American jazz musician who achieved the rare distinction of releasing a series of instrumental jazz albums that often charted on Billboard. Smith helped popularize the Hammond B-3 electric organ, creating an indelible link between 1960s soul and jazz improvisation.

In 2005, Smith was awarded the NEA Jazz Masters Award from the National Endowment for the Arts, the highest honor that America bestows upon jazz musicians.

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Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1957 A Date With Jimmy Smith, Volume 1 Jimmy Smith 3
1957 A Date With Jimmy Smith, Volume 2 Jimmy Smith 3
1972 Root Down Jimmy Smith 5 3
1977 It's Necessary Jimmy Smith 1
1996 All the Way Live Jimmy Smith & Eddie Harris 1
1999 Cool Blues Jimmy Smith 4
1999 Groovin' at Smalls' Paradise Jimmy Smith 1
2000 Immortal Concerts : Club Baby Grand, Wilmington De Jimmy Smith 1
2008 Live at the Village Gate Jimmy Smith 2
Fourmost Return Jimmy Smith 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 La Métamorphose des Cloportes Jimmy Smith 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1963 Walk on the Wild Side / The Preacher Jimmy Smith 1
1965 Where the Spies Are Jimmy Smith 1

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