+ Lou Donaldson,Tina Brooks,Eddie McFadden,
Art Blakey,Donald Bailey
*** digitally remastered by Rudy van Gelder
Although not released until 1980, this 1958 all-star gathering at Small's Paradise in Harlem, New York has become one of Jimmy Smith's most highly regarded Blue Note albums. Lou Donaldson, Tina Brooks and Art Blakey join Smith's trio for four extended jams. The first CD issue of this album was withdrawn for pitch problems. Rudy Van Gelder has gone back to the original tapes to reconstruct the CD with corrected pitch, better editing and superior sound. Produced by Alfred Lion. Recording engineer: Rudy Van Gelder.
Recorded live at Small's Paradise, New York City on April 7, 1958. Remastered in 2001 by Rudy Van Gelder. All transfers from the analog tapes to digital were made at 24-bit resolution.
Jimmy Smith: Organ Lou Donaldson: Alto Sax (1-6) Tina Brooks: Tenor Sax (1-4) Eddie McFadden: Guitar Art Blakey: Drums (1-3) Donald Bailey: Drums (4-7)
Groovin' At Small's
Announcement By Babs Gonzales
A Night In Tunisia
Once In A While (Live) (Rudy Van Gelder Remaster)