A Little Taste

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A Little Taste
A Little Taste.jpg
Studio album by Johnny "Hammond" Smith
Released 1963
Recorded 1963
New York City
Genre Jazz
Label Riverside
RLP 496
Producer Orrin Keepnews
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A Little Taste is an album by jazz organist Johnny "Hammond" Smith which was recorded in 1963 and released on the Riverside label.[1]


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

The Allmusic site awarded the album 3 stars and its review by Richie Unterberger calls it "a sturdy quartet date... There's more of a straight jazz (as opposed to soul-jazz) influence on this than on some other Smith sessions of the time".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Johnny "Hammond" Smith except as indicated

  1. "Nica's Dream" (Horace Silver) - 5:28
  2. "Cleopatra and the African Knight" - 6:23
  3. "Bennie's Diggin'" - 4:24
  4. "Brake Through" - 4:35
  5. "Eloise" - 3:54
  6. "A Little Taste" (Cannonball Adderley) - 4:33
  7. "Twixt the Sheets" - 4:12



  1. ^ Riverside Records discography accessed November 6, 2012
  2. ^ a b Unterberger, R. Allmusic Review accessed November 6, 2012