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Friday, January 26, 2018

The Cat - Jimmy Smith

The Cat
The Incredible Jimmy Smith
Arranged & Conducted by Lalo Schifrin
Produced by Creed Taylor
Cover Photos: Ken Whitmore
Inside cat photo credit: Steve Shannon
Recorded April 27 & 29, 1964
At Van Gelder's Recording Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Verve V/V6-8587
1964

Available from online vendors so I will not be posting a sample. Presented here to share the cover.

From the inside cover, lower right under the photos: On his last European trip, Jimmy Smith met and became friends with French actor Alain Delon. Jimmy has written and dedicated one of the tunes on this album to the movie star, Delon's Blues. He is featured in the film Joy House. Two Lalo Schifrin tunes from the picture are also featured in this album, the hit recording of The Cat and Theme From Joy House.

Personnel:

Jimmy Smith: Organ
Ernie Royal, Bernie Glow, Jimmy Maxwell, Mark Markowitz, Snooky Young, Thad Jones: Trumpet
Ray Alonge, Jim Buffington, Earl Chapin, Bill Chorrea: French Horn
Billy Byers, Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green: Trimbone
Tony Studd: Bass Trombone
Don Butterfield" Tuba
Kenny Burrell: Guitar
George Duvivier: Bass
Phil Kraus: Percussion
Grady Tate: Drums

Theme From "Joy House" (From the MGM Motion Picture "Joy House"
Basin Street Blues
Main Title From "The Carpetbaggers"
Chicago Serenade
St. Louis Blues
Delon's Blues
Blues In The Night

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