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Jimmy Smith – Peter & The Wolf (1999 FLAC)

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Jimmy Smith - Peter & The Wolf (1999 FLAC)

Jimmy Smith – Peter & The Wolf (1999 FLAC)

Artist: Jimmy Smith
Album: Peter & The Wolf
Release/Reissue: 1999
Genre: Jazz

01. The Bird/The Duck/The Cat/The Grandfather/The Wolf/The Hunter/Peter
02. Duck Theme/Jimmy And The Duck/Peter’s Theme/Meal Time
03. Elegy For A Duck
04. Cat In A Tree
05. Capture Of The Wolf
06. Finale: Parade/Peter Plays Some Blues

Of all of organist Jimmy Smith’s big-band albums recorded for Verve, this is one of the most imaginative ones. Oliver Nelson arranged a variety of themes from Prokofiev’s Peter & the Wolf into a swinging suite featuring the great organist Jimmy Smith. Although there is no verbal narrative on this LP, Nelson’s liner notes tell the story (which can actually be followed through the music) and Smith pays respect to the original melodies while making strong statements of his own. A classic of its kind.

Organ – Jimmy Smith
Trumpet – Joe Newman,Ernie Royal,Richard williams,Eugene Young
Flugelhorn – Jimmy Buffington,Willie Ruff
Trombone – Quentin Jackson,Tom McIntosh,Britt Woodman
Bass Trombone – Dick Hixson,Tony Studd
Woodwinds – Bob Ashton,Danny Bank,Jerry Dodgion,Jerome Richardson,Stan Webb,Phil Woods
Guitar – Billy Butler,Barry Galbrait
Bass – Richard Davis
Drums – Grady Tate,Harry Breuer
Percussion & Drums – Bobby Rosengarden