About the show
Playing tracks by
Jimmy Smith, "Big" John Patton, Freddie roach, Shirley Scott, BABY FACE WILLETTE and more.
This mix is dedicated to Jimmy Smith, a pianist who popularized the Hammond B-3 electric organ as a jazz instrument. Smith (pictured above) influenced a generation of jazz organists, including Jimmy McGriff, Shirley Scott, Brother Jack McDuff, Richard "Groove" Holmes, Baby Face Willette, Freddie Roach, Lonnie Smith, and Reuben Wilson. Each of these artists are represented in this compilation. While Smith passed away in 2005, his style of playing lives on today in the performances and recordings of Joey DeFrancesco, Larry Goldings, and others.