The Sounds of Jimmy Smith

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The Sounds of Jimmy Smith
The Sounds of Jimmy Smith.jpg
Studio album by Jimmy Smith
Released 1957
Recorded February 11, 12 & 13, 1957
Genre Jazz
Length 38:50
Label Blue Note
Producer Alfred Lion
Jimmy Smith chronology
At Club Baby Grand
(1956)At Club Baby Grand1956
The Sounds of Jimmy Smith
Plays Pretty Just for You
(1957)Plays Pretty Just for You1957

The Sounds of Jimmy Smith is an album by American jazz organist Jimmy Smith featuring performances recorded in 1957 and released on the Blue Note label.[1] The CD reissue added three tunes recorded at the same session as bonus tracks.


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 3 stars calling it "Excellent straightahead jazz from the innovative organist".[2]

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

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Jimmy Smith except as indicated
  1. "There Will Never Be Another You" (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) - 5:35
  2. "The Fight" - 5:05
  3. "Blue Moon" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) - 8:42
  4. "All the Things You Are" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern) - 5:37
  5. "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart" (James F. Hanley) - 8:37
  6. "Somebody Loves Me" (Buddy DeSylva, Ballard MacDonald, George Gershwin) - 5:14
  7. "First Night Blues" - 8:06 Bonus track on CD reissue
  8. "Cherokee" (Ray Noble) - 8:12 Bonus track on CD reissue
  9. "The Third Day" - 6:41 Bonus track on CD reissue
  • Recorded at Manhattan Towers in New York City on February 11 (tracks 5 & 7), February 12 (track 6) and February 13 (tracks 1-4, 8 & 9), 1957



  1. ^ Blue Note discography accessed November 25, 2010
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed November 25, 2010