It's Funky Monday... because Friday has been owning that shit for way too long.
Take a look at the cover of Jimmy Smith's 1995 record Damn! -- it's hard to find another title/album cover combination that matches the sound so perfectly. When Jimmy gets cooking on that organ‚ that's the face you make.
Damn! opens with James Brown's "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag" and the band is burning hot. It was Jimmy's return to Verve after 23 years‚ and he brought in all the new‚ young lions of jazz to help him out -- Christian McBride‚ Nicholas Payton‚ Mark Whitfield‚ Tim Warfield‚ Roy Hargrove. And then holding it down on drums is Bernard Purdie…
Damn! is right….
Jimmy Smith Damn!