|Playing piano-style single-note lines on his Hammond B-3 organ, Jimmy Smith revolutionized the use of the instrument in a jazz combo setting in the mid-'50s and early '60s with his recordings for Blue Note Records, creating the template and setting the stage for what became known as soul-jazz. This four-disc box combines eight of his 1950s LPs for Blue Note, including A New Sound, a New Star, Vol. 1 (1956), A New Sound, a New Star, Vol. 2 (1956), The Incredible Jimmy Smith at the Organ, Vol. 3 (1956), At Club Baby Grand, Vol. 1 (1956), At Club Baby Grand, Vol. 2 (1956), The Sounds of Jimmy Smith (1957), A Date with Jimmy Smith, Vol. 1 (1957), and A Date with Jimmy Smith, Vol. 2 (1957). Smith was always a consistent performer and that's evident throughout these LPs, making this box a valuable and ample addition to anyone's Jimmy Smith collection. ~ Steve Leggett
Import only four CD set containing eight remastered albums from the Jazz legend: A New Sound, A New Star Vol 1, The Sounds Of Jimmy Smith, A New Sound, A New Star Vol 2, A Date With Jimmy Smith Vol 1, The Incredible Jimmy Smith At The Organ Vol 3, At the Club Baby Grand Vol 1, At the Club Baby Grand Vol 2, and A Date With Jimmy Smith Vol 2.