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Jazz Organist Jimmy Smith Dies

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Jazz Organist Jimmy Smith Dies

Jazz Organist Jimmy Smith Dies

Jazz Organist Jimmy Smith Dies

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Jimmy Smith
Blue Note Records

Musician Jimmy Smith, who made the organ into a standard instrument in jazz, has died. Smith began his career in the early 1950s and is credited with creating the distinctive sound of "soul jazz."