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Jimmy Smith artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music
September 3, 2008 He helped bring the Hammond B-3 organ from novelty status to the forefront of the jazz community.
February 9, 2005 Smith is credited with creating the distinctive sound of "soul jazz."
August 1, 2001 Within a few years of his start in 1951, Jimmy Smith was considered of the master of the instrument.
December 23, 2004 Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead gives the lowdown on 2004 jazz releases — and also a book and calendar.
January 4, 2010 Hear five classic examples of a groove-oriented style that's built from the bottom up.
July 29, 2009 Hear some deep '70s jazz; the kind that leaves a funk aroma and washes off when you take the plunge.
July 15, 2009 Toss everything on the grill and get down with these grill-friendly jazz tunes.
May 4, 2009 Feeling broke? Listen to these five jazz tunes: a good investment for your ears and your soul.
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