Black Coffee (Johnny "Hammond" Smith album)

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Black Coffee
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Live album by Johnny "Hammond" Smith
Released 1963
Recorded November 8, 1962
The Monterey Club, New Haven, Connecticut
Genre Jazz
Label Riverside
RLP 442
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Black Coffee is a live album by jazz organist Johnny "Hammond" Smith which was recorded in New Haven, Connecticut in 1962 and released on the Riverside label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

In his review for Allmusic, Scott Yanow states "Although influenced by Jimmy Smith, this particular organist was also a strong grooving player, able to play both blues and more complicated chord changes... Johnny "Hammond" Smith is heard at his best throughout".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Johnny "Hammond" Smith except as indicated

  1. "Black Coffee" (Sonny Burke, Paul Francis Webster) - 4:19
  2. "Monterey Theme" - 3:03
  3. "I Remember Clifford" (Benny Golson) - 4:15
  4. "Far Away Places" (Alex Kramer, Joan Whitney) - 7:14
  5. "Rufus Toofus" - 7:06
  6. "Body and Soul" (Frank Eyton, Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour) - 6:20
  7. "He's a Real Gone Guy" (Nellie Lutcher) - 5:38



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