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Stay Loose – Jimmy Smith Sings Again

CD (Item 533448) Verve, 1968 — Condition: Used
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A really unusual little record for Jimmy Smith – and a set that actually features a bit of singing alongside his usual work on the Hammond! The set's got a punched-up style that's very much in the best groovy Verve 60s mode – as Jimmy works with some lively arrangements from the great Tom McIntosh, done in a style that uses fairly heavy horns to push along the groove – while Jimmy himself sings in a raspy, almost bluesy mode! As usual, the soaring Smith touch on the Hammond makes the album cook nicely, even at the few slower moments – and the set also features a few instrumental-only tracks by a smaller combo that includes Stanely Turrentine and Phil Upchurch. Titles include "One For Members", "Grabbin Hold", "Chain Of Fools", "If You Ain't Got It", and "Stay Loose".  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.
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