Jimmy Smith with Stanley Turrentine 'Prayer Meetin’ (Tone Poet Series)' LP
Recorded on February 8, 1963 at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs. Band: Jimmy Smith (organ), Stanley Turrentine (tenor sax), Quinten Warren (guitar), Donald Bailey (drums). Fact is, Smith’s organ is a voice in itself; he don’t need no larynx. Jimmy Smith, applauded for what not, might best be described as a ‘talkin’ player. Here is a man who conveys uncluttered, basic emotions through B3 and Leslie speaker that sometimes eerily closely resemble the inflections of jazz vocals, albeit often in the tempo of a bop-oriented Speedy Gonzales. Indeed, as a sermon Prayer Meetin’ is a redeeming exercise.
Catalogue number: 881132
Label: Blue Note