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Rogue Classic Albums Live: Prayer Meetin’

05 June 2017

Organist Chris Yeabsley on the 1963 Jimmy Smith album he and his band will be performing in the 2017 Wellington Jazz Festival.

Prayer Meetin'

Rogue Classic Albums Live: Prayer Meetin’, Chris Yeabsley and band, 6pm, Saturday 10 June, The Rogue & Vagabond, as part of the 2017 Wellington Jazz Festival, Wednesday 7–Sunday 11 June.

Prayer Meetin’ is an under-appreciated album from Jimmy Smith, perhaps because much of the goodness stems from the ensemble playing and less from any organ pyrotechnics. I like the slow tempos and country swing feel and the tambourine playing of Big John Patton.