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Jimmy Smith - Midnight Special Vinyl LP - direct audio

Jimmy Smith - Midnight Special Vinyl LP

Blue Note Records

  • $ 2098

Jimmy Smith Midnight Special Vinyl LP

Remastered and Reissued As Part of the Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign

The fact that Jimmy Smith moved the Hammond organ from the dance floor to the jazz scene and upgraded it to become a fully-fledged improvisation instrument is to be found in every good dictionary of music. The organist extraordinaire's April 1960 session with a superb support cast of Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone), Kenny Burrell (guitar) and Donald Bailey (drums) yielded the classic Blue Note release, Midnight Special, an album that stands at the pinnacle of the organ-tenor style.

A prototypical soul-jazz recording, the outing features an ideal selection of material played at the perfect tempo by great musicians who connect on the deepest, most soulful level!


Jimmy Smith (organ)
Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone)
Kenny Burrell (guitar)
Donald Bailey (drums)


• Remastered and reissued as part of the Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign
• Vinyl initiative spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was, to include 100 essential Blue Note albums
• Includes special Blue Note 75 vinyl sleeve that features album cover art for 75 Blue Note titles
• First run of vinyl to include Blue Note 75th logo on back of package
• Key to the Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign is the creation of high quality audio at an affordable price
• Blue Note will celebrate their iconic artists and the history of the label with various events, digital initiatives, vinyl campaigns and more.

Jimmy Smith Midnight Special Track Listing:

1. Midnight Special
2. A Subtle One
3. Jumpin' The Blues
4. Why Was I Born?
5. One O'Clock Jump

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