Monday, October 8, 2012

Jimmy Smith - Root Down (Live!)


Year : 1972
Label : Verve
Genre : Jazz
Style : Soul Jazz, Jazz Funk

Recorded February 8, 1972, in Los Angeles, the most renowned live album of Jimmy Smith including  title track Root Down (And Get It) sampled by the Beastie Boys for Root Down from their III Communication LP released in 1994. He established his reputation of Soul Jazz' Godfather with the Hammond B3 Organ on a performance borrowing from Funk, Rock & Soul. The Jazz Crusaders' Wilton Felder & Arthur Adams participate in this great music moment.

Jimmy Smith_organ
Paul Humphrey_drums
Wilton Felder_bass
Buck Clarke_congas & percussion
Arthur Adams_guitar
Steve Williams_harmonica

01. Sagg Shootin' His Arrow
02. For Everyone Under The Sun
03. After Hours 
04. Root Down (And Get It)
05. Let's Stay Together (Al Green)
06. Slow Down Sagg
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