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Jimmy Smith: The Master II

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This album is the second volume of material from concerts by the Jimmy Smith trio at Kirin Plaza in Osaka, Japan in December 1993, now being released on Blue Note in America. The trio includes veteran accompanists Kenny Burrell on guitar and Jimmie Smith (no relation) at the drums.

The program includes all standards from the repertory, featuring the by now classic Thad Jones ballad “A Child is Born” and the blues “Stormy Monday.” Jimmy Smith swings with pulsating heft, and Kenny Burrell plays his usual charmingly crafted, intelligent solos.

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