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Jimmy Smith – Sit on it

Sit on it, the 1977 musical gem from the illustrious jazz organist, Jimmy Smith, is a riveting blend of polished funk and exhilarating jazz that exemplifies his artistic prowess. Smith’s signature style shines in fast tempo pieces where he effortlessly intertwines bluesy „licks“ with complex bebop-based single note runs, creating a unique sonic tapestry. ‚Sit on it‘ radiates funk, evoking a refined version of Herbie Hancock’s iconic Headhunters. This isn’t surprising given the album features contributions from Hancock himself, along with the equally proficient Lenny White. Their collective artistry adds an extra layer of enchantment to the record, making it even more captivating.

The production quality of ‚Sit on it‘ is exceptional, thanks to Eugene McDaniels. His meticulous craftsmanship and ability to create a smooth, well-rounded sound are evident throughout the album. Each track flows seamlessly into the next, maintaining a consistent rhythm that keeps you hooked from start to finish. Killer!


Stefan Mohr

Stefan Mohr

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