Jimmy Smith, 1920 - 2005 - GuitarPlayer.com

Jimmy Smith, 1920 - 2005

Simply put, Jimmy Smith was one of the greatest musicians of our time. His fusion of bebop, blues, and soul translated to the Hammond B-3 so successfully that it became a genre unto itself. In the ’60s, it was almost more common to find a B-3 than a piano in many nightclubs, because of the public demand for the Jimmy Smith sound.
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