Released: Feb 2005
Label: Concord Records, Inc.
Right before Jimmy Smith's unexpected death, Joey DeFrancesco got the king of the jazz organ into the studio to remind the public of the true scope of his talent and accomplishments. Smith blueprinted the Hammond B-3 soul jazz style that everyone now plays, but he was also a master at hard bop and 1960s style experimentation. Joey D. is his finest disciple.