Six Views of the Blues

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Six Views of the Blues
Studio album by Jimmy Smith
Released 1999
Recorded July 16, 1958
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Genre Jazz
Length 45:53
Label Blue Note
Producer Alfred Lion
Jimmy Smith chronology
Cool Blues
Six Views of the Blues
Home Cookin'
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Six Views of the Blues is an album by American jazz organist Jimmy Smith featuring performances recorded in 1958 but not released on the Blue Note label until 1999.[2]


The Allmusic review by Ken Dryden awarded the album 3 stars stating "this is great music that needs to be explored. Smith is still the master when it comes to slow blues on his instrument".[1]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Jimmy Smith except as indicated
  1. "St. Louis Blues" (W. C. Handy) - 8:38
  2. "The Swingin' Shepherd Blues" (Moe Koffman) - 3:55
  3. "Blues No. 1" - 6:25
  4. "Blues No. 3" - 7:10
  5. "Blues No. 4" - 10:45
  6. "Blues No. 2" - 9:00
  • Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey on July 16, 1958



  1. ^ a b Dryden, K. Allmusic Review accessed November 29, 2010
  2. ^ Blue Note discography accessed November 29, 2010