In respectful memory

Of one of the greats of our time. I'll probably put on Bashing tonight.

"The searing audacity of Jimmy Smith helped make him a master in the B-3 field. Mr. Smith died of apparent natural causes Tuesday at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was 79 years old."

Update: listening to him now at home, I keep thinking what a fine example he is of the sort of funky hard bop jazz style of his day; and how he has inspired generations from my father and my uncle to myself. He's definitely worth an iTunes download or two. Bashin' is one of my ultimate all-time favorites.