Although he still wоn рорulаrіtу роllѕ аnd rеmаіnеd a hоuѕеhоld nаmе in thе jazz wоrld, thе end оf organist Jіmmу Smith’s long реrіоd wіth Vеrvе in 1972 kept hіm іn rеlаtіvе obscurity until hе re-emerged [More]
Root Down is a 1972 live jazz album by Jimmy Smith, released on the Verve label. Allmusic awarded the album 5 stars and reviewer Stephen Thomas Erlewine wrote “…the album captures a performance Smith gave with a [More]
Sextant is the eleventh album by Herbie Hancock, and the last album with his Mwandishi Band. AllMusic Review by Thom Jurek: When Herbie Hancock left Warner Bros. in 1971 after releasing three musically sound but [More]
Layers is an album by pianist Les McCann recorded in 1972 and released on the Atlantic label. AllMusic Review by Steve Huey: This groundbreaking jazz synthesizer record is really unlike any other Les McCann ever [More]