Open House!

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Open House!
Studio album by Johnny "Hammond" Smith
Released 1963
Recorded 1963
New York City
Genre Jazz
Label Riverside
RLP 482
Producer Orrin Keepnews
Johnny "Hammond" Smith chronology
Mr. Wonderful
(1963)
Open House!
(1963)
A Little Taste
(1963)

Open House! is an album by jazz organist Johnny "Hammond" Smith which was recorded in 1963 and released on the Riverside label.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

The Allmusic site awarded the album 3 stars calling it "accessible, gritty, emotionally direct jazz that you didn't have to be an intellectual to comprehend".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Johnny "Hammond" Smith except as indicated

  1. "Open House" - 4:38
  2. "Cyra" - 5:27
  3. "I Remember You" (Johnny Mercer, Victor Schertzinger) - 5:01
  4. "Theme from Cleopatra" (Alex North) - 2:36
  5. "Blues for De-De" - 7:00
  6. "Why Was I Born?" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern) - 4:41
  7. "I Love You" (Cole Porter) - 5:50

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Riverside Records discography accessed November 5, 2012
  2. ^ a b Henderson, A. Allmusic Review accessed November 5, 2012