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Jimmy Smith RIP

The legendary organist Jimmy Smith has died. This is very sad and yet another legend I've missed out on seeing live before they moved on to the great jazz club in the sky. You've got to respect any artist who in his 70s comes out with an album called 'Dot Com Blues'. It's a fantastic album. At our old offices I used to play it LOUD on the weekends and people from other offices would drop by not to complain but to ask who was playing. Jimmy was a great talent who almost single-handedly pioneered the Hammond organ through the years.