Open House (album)

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Open House
Open House (album).jpg
Studio album by Jimmy Smith
Released January 1968
Recorded March 22, 1960
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Genre Jazz
Length 38:03
Label Blue Note
BST 84269
Producer Alfred Lion
Jimmy Smith chronology
Crazy! Baby
(1960)Crazy! Baby1960
Open House
Plain Talk
(1960)Plain Talk1960

Open House 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 didn't appear on CD until being reissued in 1992, as a twofer which also included Plain Talk, compiling all the recordings from the session.


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

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Open House" (Jimmy Smith) – 16:15
  2. "Old Folks" (Willard Robison, Dedette Lee Hill) – 4:49
  3. "Sista Rebecca" (Smith) – 10:54
  4. "Embraceable You" (Gershwin, Gershwin) – 6:05



Additional musicians[edit]



  1. ^ Blue Note discography accessed November 25, 2010
  2. ^ a b Erlewine, M. Allmusic Review accessed November 26, 2010