Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Jimmy Smith - Live at the Club Baby Grand, vols 1 & 2

I knew that before Jimmy Smith became famous as a jazz organist, he was a pianist. So when I saw these listed at Yourmusic.com as "Live at the Baby Grand," I thought, cool, some recordings of him playing the piano! Not so. I didn't inspect their small thumbnail album art closely; if I had, I might have noticed that the actual title of this set is "Live at the Club Baby Grand." So I was slightly disappointed that it still isn't Smith playing the piano. However, it's still Jimmy Smith, so I wasn't very disappointed.

I'm still wondering if he was ever recorded playing the piano. As far as I have been able to determine: no.

1 comment:

  1. Nat "King" Cole was also a very accomplished jazz pianist, but it was his singing that everyone paid to hear.