Jimmy Smith

A Date with Jimmy Smith, Vol. 1

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On February 11, 1957 (and after cutting five albums with his trio), organist Jimmy Smith recorded with trumpeter Donald Byrd, altoist Lou Donaldson, and tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley in a sextet that also included guitarist Eddie McFadden and drummer Art Blakey. Among the songs recorded that day, two (lengthy versions of "Falling in Love with Love" and "Funk's Oats") are included on this LP along with a shorter trio rendition of "How High the Moon" from two days later with McFadden and drummer Donald Bailey in a trio.

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