Black Pearl (Jimmy McGriff album)

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Black Pearl
Black Pearl (Jimmy McGriff album).jpg
Live album by Jimmy McGriff
Released 1971
Recorded 1971
Genre Jazz
Label Blue Note
Producer Sonny Lester
Jimmy McGriff chronology
Something to Listen To
(1970)Something to Listen To1970
Black Pearl
Jimmy McGriff with Junior Parker
(1971)Jimmy McGriff with Junior Parker1971

Black Pearl is a live album by American jazz organist Jimmy McGriff featuring performances recorded in New Jersey in 1971 and released on the Blue Note label.[1]


The Allmusic review awarded the album 3 stars.[2]

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

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Jimmy McGriff except as indicated
  1. "Black Pearl" (Pierre Daniel, Sonny Lester)
  2. "In a Mellow Tone" (Duke Ellington)
  3. "Man from Bad"
  4. "Ode to Billie Joe" (Bobby Gentry)
  5. "Groove Alley"
  6. "C Jam Blues" (Barney Bigard, Duke Ellington)
    • Recorded live at The Golden Slipper in Newark, New Jersey in early 1971.



  1. ^ Blue Note Records discography accessed December 13, 2010
  2. ^ a b Allmusic Review accessed December 13, 2010