1978 Jimmy Smith – Unfinished Business

Unfinished Business is an album by Jimmy Smith, released in 1978 on Mercury.

James Oscar Smith (December 8, 1925 or 1928– February 8, 2005) was an American jazz musician whose albums often appeared on Billboard magazine charts. He helped popularize the Hammond B-3 organ, creating a link between jazz and 1960s soul music. In 2005, Smith was awarded the NEA Jazz Masters Award from the National Endowment for the Arts, the highest honor that America bestows upon jazz musicians.

Tracks

1  Stevie (Tribute To Stevie Wonder) (Jimmy Smith) 03:35
2  Norristown, PA (Jimmy Smith) 04:30
3  8 Counts For Rita (Jimmy Smith) 05:16
4  Unfinished Business (Jimmy Smith) 05:51
5  Blues For Charlie (Jimmy Smith) 07:04
6  Until It’s Time For You To Go (Buffy Sainte-Marie) 05:18
7  Serpentine Fire (Sonny Burke; Verdine White) 06:08

Musicians

OrganJimmy Smith
PianoJimmy Smith
SynthesizerJimmy Smith
FlugelhornNolan Smith
FluteJohn Phillips
SaxJohn Phillips
TrumpetNolan Smith
PercussionStephanie Spruill

Other Musicians

1 Stevie (Tribute To Stevie Wonder)

BassKevin Brandon
DrumsKenneth Dixon
GuitarRay Crawford
FluteStanley Behrens
PercussionBuck Clarke


2 Norristown, PA

BassKevin Brandon
DrumsKenneth Dixon
GuitarRay Crawford
FluteStanley Behrens
PercussionBuck Clarke


3 8 Counts For Rita

BassKevin Brandon
DrumsKenneth Dixon
GuitarRay Crawford
FluteStanley Behrens
PercussionBuck Clarke


4 Unfinished Business

BassKevin Brandon
DrumsKenneth Dixon
GuitarRay Crawford
FluteStanley Behrens
PercussionBuck Clarke


5 Blues For Charlie

BassKevin Brandon
DrumsKenneth Dixon
GuitarRay Crawford
FluteStanley Behrens
PercussionBuck Clarke


6 Until It’s Time For You To Go

BassKevin Brandon
DrumsKenneth Dixon
GuitarRay Crawford
FluteStanley Behrens
PercussionBuck Clarke


7 Serpentine Fire

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsJames Gadson
GuitarDavid T Walker
Electric PianoRonnie Foster
PianoRonnie Foster

Liner Notes

Producer – Lola Smith
Arranged By – Jimmy Smith
Arranged By- Ronnie Foster (Track 7)
Arranged By (Strings) – Jimmy Jones (Track 1)
Conductor – Jimmy Smith
Conductor (Horns) – Ronnie Foster (Track 7)
Edited By – Kelly Kotera
Engineer – Kelly Kotera (Track 7)
Engineer – Steve Schaeffer (Track 6)
Engineer – Jimmy Valentine
Mixed By – Kelly Kotera

Artwork By, Design – Richard C. Jones

Edited At Record Plant, Los Angeles
Mastered At Kendun Recorders
Mixed At Record Plant, Los Angeles
Recorded At Valentine Studios, North Hollywood
Recorded At Record Plant, Los Angeles
Recorded At Soundtek Studios
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