House Party (Jimmy Smith album)

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House Party
Studio album by Jimmy Smith
Released 1958
Recorded August 25, 1957 & February 25, 1958
Genre Jazz
Length 68:46
Label Blue Note
Producer Alfred Lion
Jimmy Smith chronology
Groovin' at Small's Paradise
(1957)
House Party
(1957-58)
The Sermon!
(1958)

House Party is an album by American jazz organist Jimmy Smith featuring performances recorded in 1957 and 1958 and released on the Blue Note label.[1] The album was rereleased on CD with one bonus track.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Lindsay Planer awarded the album 4 stars stating "the real pleasure lies in the experience of hearing it".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Au Privave" (Charlie Parker) - 15:09
  2. "Lover Man" (Jimmy Davis, Ram Ramirez, James Sherman) - 7:00
  3. "Just Friends" (John Klenner, Sam M. Lewis) - 15:15
  4. "Blues After All" (Kenny Burrell) - 6:06
  5. "Confirmation" (Parker) - 10:34 Bonus track on CD reissue
  • Recorded at Manhattan Towers in New York City on August 25, 1957 (tracks 3 & 4) and February 25, 1958 (tracks 1, 2 & 5)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blue Note discography accessed November 25, 2010
  2. ^ a b Planer, L. Allmusic Review accessed November 25, 2010