Jimmy Smith

Jazz Masters 29: Jimmy Smith

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On this fine overview of Jimmy Smith's career, Verve continues its excellent tradition of providing excellent single-disc, budget-priced compilations of some of jazz's greatest artists. Of course, Verve Jazz Masters 29 is not the place for a definitive selection of Smith's greatest moments -- a single disc could never achieve this -- but it's a near-perfect introduction to the artist, containing such classics as "Organ Grinder's Swing," "The Preacher," and "Walk on the Wild Side." The liner notes are brief but informative.

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