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Midnight Special (Rudy Van Gelder Edition) [Original recording remastered]

Jimmy Smith Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (17 Sep 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B000UO8BCU
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 97,697 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Midnight Special 9:560.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. A Subtle One 7:450.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  5. One O'Clock Jump 7:000.99  Buy MP3 

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars sublime 13 Dec 2009
By Richard
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A classic from Jimmy Smith's golden years with Blue Note, probably along with "Home Cookin'" and "Chicken Shack" the best of the recordings. He was brilliantly accompanied by Kenny Burrell,Donald Bailey and the superb mellow sax of Stanley Turrentine. This is a must for fans of Jimmy Smith and an ideal choice for those who have yet to hear the sublime jazz organ of Smith.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great album. 20 Jun 2014
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This album is a sequel to "Home Cookin'". It was recorded on the same day as "Back At The Chicken Shack" in April 1960. The quartet has three from "Home Cookin'" (JS, guitarist Kenny Burrell and drummer Donald Bailey). The change is the saxophonist. Stanley Turrentine successfully replaces Percy France.

The result is that we have the perfect "funky blues- jazz" group. Turrentine and Burrell are perfect partners to the unique sound of Jimmy Smith's Hammond organ. Bailey is the perfect drummer for this grouping. This album has five tracks of moderate length. Only two are "originals", the title track from Smith, and one from Turrentine. Two of the others ( "One O'Clock Jump" and "Jumpin' The Blues") are jazz standards, and one "popular song". There is sufficient variety among the tunes to make this a most enjoyable album.

The sound of the true Hammond organ is being lost to present day jazz. Modern keyboards cannot accurately recreate its wonderful sound. Being driven by valve technology, and weighing a huge weight they are not conveniently transportable. These Jimmy Smith albums are an historical treasury still very enjoyable today.

As in common with the other albums "in this series" the cover art work is superb.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good memories 17 Dec 2012
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I was a great fan of JImmy Smith during my school/college years and these recordings bring back the thoughts of those happy years.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of Jimmy's most underrated albums 3 Jan 2011
By Jason Weber - Published on
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This album is often considered the brother album of Back at the Chicken Shack since it was recorded during the same session and same lineup, as well as simultaneousness released. Unfortunately Back at the Chicken Shack was so great that people tended to overlook this album because of that. Smith still provides some of his greatest jams with Midnight Special running at 10:00, one of his longer jams. It feels like an extension to Back at the Chicken Shack and continues the same style of Smith's organ and Turrentine's dirty sax. Of course, it isn't one of his best albums of all time, it still is a great album and deserves 5 stars for the all star lineup putting forth some cool jams. I really liked Smith's rendition of Basie's one o' clock jump which ends the album off strong.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Incredible Jimmy Smith 3 April 2009
By Middle School English Teacher - Published on
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How has no one else reviewed this? I'll leave the musical details to someone who can better illuminate them to the world. Suffice to say, I love Jimmy Smith's music, and this is one low-down, groovy album. I reckon it a little to Kenny Burrell's Midnight Blue. It has that same blues quality where nothing is overplayed and every chord sounds like it was struck with a distinct purpose. I can't wait to get the partner album, Chicken Shack.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless 8 May 2011
By Jaroca2 - Published on
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How can a no-talent review a MASTER? Really......what can one say? There are not enough superlatives. Just ordered the companion album (Chicken Shack), both recorded in one session.

Just open, sit back and enjoy. Repeatedly.

There are many tastes but given a particular moment when all things and artists just come together in the perfect amounts and you have a TIMELESS masterpiece.

The Hammond growls in pleasure.

The great service through Amazon didn't hurt the experience, either.
4.0 out of 5 stars Jazz Organ..... 2 Oct 2013
By Roger Mobeck - Published on
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What a organ player.....those fingers can moves like a scared cat......he is up and down that keyboard like you wouldn't believe.
5.0 out of 5 stars The Ultimate Grooooooove 5 April 2012
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I cut my jazz organ teeth on this album many years ago when it was first issued on vinyl. The title tune, Midnight Special, literally got such a deep groove in it from being played that I had to buy a second copy of the album. I was delighted to see this re-issue on mp3. Now I can get in the Jimmy Smith groove forever without fear of wearing out the ones and zeroes of this digital recording. Groove on!
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