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Jazz Icons: Bonus Disc features unseen performances from three of the artists in the fourth series of Jazz Icons. This DVD, not sold separately, contains unique performances by Coleman Hawkins, Erroll Garner and Jimmy Smith only available in this boxed set.

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Coleman Hawkins (Tenor Sax)
Benny Carter (Alto Sax)
Louis Bellson (Drums)
Teddy Wilson (Piano)
Bob Cranshaw (Bass)

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Blue Lou
I Can’t Get Started
Body And Soul
Disorder At The Border

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Erroll Garner (Piano)
Eddie Calhoun (Bass)
Kelly Martin (Drums)


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Where Or When
Mambo Erroll

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Jimmy Smith (Hammond Organ, Vocal)
Nathan Page (Guitar)
Charles Crosby (Drums)


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Ode to Billie Joe
Sonnymoon for Two
Days Of Wine And Roses
Got My Mojo Working
Satin Doll

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Sample Liner Notes for Jimmy Smith by Ashley Kahn:

Smith forgoes his impromptu segues between tunes and politely wraps up each tune. Note the subdued, tasteful ending to “Days of Wine and Roses”; the contained aspect of his brief reading of “Got My Mojo Working”; and how Smith and Crosby neatly trade fours at the close of “Sonnymoon for Two.” It’s also hard to miss that Smith reigns in the Hammond’s louder dynamics when such extremes were a signature element of his sound (his reticence to pump up the volume was quite possibly due the limitations of television audio in 1968).

Smith’s care and consideration is in stark contrast to the dynamic leaps and unexpected tangents that were an inherent part of his live shows, such as his 1969 concert in Paris. At the Salle Pleyel, Smith treated the television cameras as incidental, focusing on and feeding off the energy of his audience. In Copenhagen a little more than a year before, he played to a minimal crowd—the studio crew— and turned in a performance that swings with a different flavor, exposing the craftsmanship Smith always brought to his music, whatever the venue or volume.

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