The Cat (album)

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The Cat
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Studio album by Jimmy Smith
Released September 1964
Recorded April 27, 1964 – April 29, 1964
Englewood, New Jersey, U.S.
Genre Jazz
Length 32:44
Label Verve
Producer Creed Taylor
Jimmy Smith chronology
Blue Bash!
(1963)Blue Bash!1963
The Cat
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(1964)Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?1964
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
The Penguin Guide to Jazz 3/4 stars[1]

The Cat is a 1964 album by Jimmy Smith. It features the sound of Smith's Hammond B-3 organ with big band arrangements by composer Lalo Schifrin. The album reached number 12 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart.

The track "The Cat" has been sampled by Pizzicato 5 Twiggy Twiggy and The Orb Perpetual Dawn (Ultrabass 2) [2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Theme from Joy House" (Lalo Schifrin) – 4:38
  2. "The Cat" (from Joy House) (Lalo Schifrin, Rick Ward) – 3:24
  3. "Basin Street Blues" (Spencer Williams) – 4:00
  4. "Main Title from The Carpetbaggers" (Elmer Bernstein, Ray Colcord) – 3:56
  5. "Chicago Serenade" (Eddie Harris) – 3:55
  6. "St. Louis Blues" (W.C. Handy) – 3:18
  7. "Delon's Blues" (Smith) – 4:48
  8. "Blues in the Night" (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) – 4:45



  1. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 1313. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0. 
  2. ^
  • The Cat [CD liner notes]. 2005. The Verve Music Group.