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martes, 16 de agosto de 2016

Jimmy Smith • Fourmost Return

Review by Ken Dryden
Recorded during the same 1990 gig at Fat Tuesday's as the earlier Fourmost CD, Fourmost Return features Jimmy Smith, Stanley Turrentine, Kenny Burrell, and Grady Tate in great form once again, so this is no compilation of lukewarm leftovers. The music includes a burning, up-tempo take of "Sonnymoon for Two" and a bluesy and lyrical interpretation of "Mood Indigo," as well as an initially lounge-like "Laura" that gives way to a hot solo by Burrell. Smith also revives his popular "Back at the Chicken Shack" and adds a good-natured but rather hoarse vocal to the oldie "Ain't She Sweet." All the players are in top form and this release should appeal to fans of soul-jazz.

1 Sonnymoon For Two
2 Mood Indigo
3 Ain't She Sweet
4 Back At The Chicken Shack
5 Organ Grinder's Swing
6 Laura
7 Blues For Stanley

Jimmy Smith (organ)
Stanley Turrentine (tenor sax)
Kenny Burrell (guitar)
Grady Tate (drums, vocals)

"Fat Tuesday's", NYC, November 16 & 17, 1990

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