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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I couldn't jazz-up this review, 27 Jun 2008
This review is from: The Sermon! (Audio CD)
Okay I can't give a technical review of this album but I can say that it's a great purchase. Good to sit and chill to, good to have on whilst dining, good to immerse yourself in.

Whether you're a jazz fan or not, try the samples here on Amazon and then take the plunge - it really is worth. it.
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34 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A monster groove, 20 Jan 2003
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doublegone (scotland) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Sermon! (Audio CD)
The Hammond organ is one of those instruments that can sound really cheesy - but in the hands of this guy you are all aboard the smooth train to groovesville.
The Sermon is one of those jazz classics that even non-jazzers love.
I never get bored of this slab of pulsating hammond organ cool. Its just good taste in motion. Turn it up and dance. Turn it down and have a dinner party. Turn the lights down and get up close and personal with your chosen squeeze. Its the music for all possible occasions.
A sultry sensation. It takes the ham out of hammond and puts the orgasm into organ.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An exciting jazz album from the early days of the L.P. Record., 23 Jun 2014
This review is from: The Sermon! (Audio CD)
This album from 1958 is a great jazz album coming from the period just prior to the handful of very funky, bluesy albums made a year or two later. This is out and out jazz. There are just three tracks.

The title track "The Sermon" is a churchy blues that lasts for twenty minutes, features a sextet. We have a young Lee Morgan on trumpet, Lou Donaldson (alto), the much under-rated and under-recorded Tina Brooks (male, tenor; the name is a derivative of childhood nickname "teenie"), Kenny Burrell (gtr), Art Blakey (d) along with leader on Hammond organ. What a line-up! Twenty minutes of hard swinging, hard driven, hard blowing blues at a moderate tempo. Not only do the front three take exemplary solos, but so, of course, do Jimmy Smith and Kenny Burrell( who is to record frequently with JS in future years).

The second track, "J.O.S." (Jimmy Oscar Smith), is a really hard blowing blues taken at a faster tempo from a quintet: LM, George Coleman (tenor), Eddie McFadden, JS, Donald Bailey (d). Again this is a great jazz track that lasts twelve minutes.

The third and last track is an eight minute version of the standard "Flamingo". We return to a quartet of musicians from the first track. The saxophonists are missing. This tune is taken, as it should be, at a leisurely pace and the soloists have plenty of space to "strut their stuff"! Everyone is marvellous.

This is an excellent jazz album, and typical of the early era of the L.P. when musicians were restricted to 20-24 minutes for a track, rather than 3 minutes on 78rpm discs. Buy and enjoy.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars JIMMY SMITH CD, 8 Nov 2011
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G. F. Wood (uk) - See all my reviews
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AS EXPECTED, BRILL, THANKS
JIMMY SMITH IS A GREAT EXPONENT OF THE HAMMOND C5 AND I JUST LOVE HIS MUSIC
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