Jazz Village, 2017, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Ballads, Blues
O’s Notes: There’s no debating the legendary status of the late Jimmy Smith who made his B3 speak with authority. And there’s no better than Lucky Peterson to pay homage with this Tribute to Jimmy Smith. The lineup features Lucky on the organ with drummer Herlin Riley and Kalyn Crapp burning on guitar. Guest artists Nicolas Folmer adds trumpet on “Night Train”; Philippe Petrucciani plays guitar on “Blues For Wes” and Archie Shepp plays sax for “Jimmy Wants to Groove” and “Back At The Chicken Shack”. Lucky recreates the magic of Smith on a solid session that includes a couple of Smith originals and others that he made famous.