Genre: Jazz
Label: Verve
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"


Jimmy Smith Root Down Jimmy Smith Live! 180g LP

Jimmy Smith

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1972 Live Album Reissued On 180g Vinyl LP!

2019 Stereophile Magazine Record to Die For!

Root Down is a 1972 live jazz album by Jimmy Smith. The album was recorded in Los Angeles on February 8, 1972. Smith is joined by Paul Humphrey, Wilton Felder, Buck Clarke, Arthur Adams, and Steve Williams.

The album features the song "Root Down (And Get It)" which was sampled by the Beastie Boys for their song "Root Down".

"...Recorded live in Los Angeles in February 1972, the album captures a performance Smith gave with a relatively young supporting band who were clearly influenced by modern funk and rock. They push Smith to playing low-down grooves that truly cook: "Sagg Shootin' His Arrow" and "Root Down (And Get It)" are among the hottest tracks he ever cut..." - Stephen Thomas Erlewine,

This vintage album's cover photo, of Jimmy Smith poised onstage over his Hammond organ in what seems a moment of intense creative reflection, is an apt metaphor for the music within. Performed in front of a small but appreciatively vocal crowd at L.A.'s Bombay Bicycle Club, this 1972 set hits its groove from the get-go and never lets up. Live jazz recordings don't get much better than this, musically or sonically. Such is its ability to convey the flesh and blood behind the act that, when listening to it, I often feel that I'm there, too, hooting it up with the others.
-Robert Schryer, Stereophile Magazine Record To Die For 2019
• 180g Vinyl LP

Jimmy Smith, Hammond B3 organ
Paul Humphrey, drums
Wilton Felder, bass guitar
Buck Clarke, congas, percussion
Arthur Adams, guitar
Steve Williams, harmonica

Side One:

1. Sagg Shootin' His Arrow
2. For Everyone Under the Sun
3. After Hours
Side Two:
1. Root Down (And Get It)
2. Let's Stay Together
3. Slow Down Sagg

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