Plain Talk (album)

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Plain Talk
Studio album by Jimmy Smith
Released 1968
Recorded March 22, 1960
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz blues
Length 38:21
Label Blue Note
BST 84296
Producer Alfred Lion
Jimmy Smith chronology
Open House
(1960)
Plain Talk
(1960)
Midnight Special
(1960)

Plain Talk is an album by American jazz organist Jimmy Smith featuring performances recorded in 1960 but not released on the Blue Note label until 1968.[1] The album was rereleased on CD combined with Open House (1960) in 1992 compiling all the recordings from the session.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Michael Erlewine awarded the album 4 stars calling it "a fast-paced studio jam session".[2]

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

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Big Fat Mama" (Lucky Millinder, Stafford Simon) - 11:12
  2. "My One and Only Love" (Robert Mellin, Guy Wood) - 5:14
  3. "Plain Talk" (Jimmy Smith) - 15:24
  4. "Time After Time" (Cahn, Styne) - 6:31

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blue Note discography accessed November 26, 2010
  2. ^ a b Erlewine, M. Allmusic Review accessed November 26, 2010