Allgemein, Jazz

Jimmy Smith – Back at the chicken shack (1960)

„Back at the chicken shack“ by Jimmy Smith was recorded in 1960 and released in 1963 by Blue Note.


On the original version are 4 tracks with length in the range from 8 to 12 minutes. 

Pros of the album are the walking bass that appears in some of the tracks and the hammond organ which use in Jazz is revolutionized by Smith. 


Cons are the long simplicity of the most rhythms, the length of the tracks and that the organ is often dominated into the background by the trumpet. Also the  most trumpet lead parts are not very imaginative and lack easyness. 


I think overall this album is pretty weak. I was happy when it was finished.