I'm new to the forums and pretty new to jazz. Growing up my dad was a huge jazz fan (still is), though he was mostly interested in 20s through the early 50s stuff, not really into Beebop or any of the genres developed after that. So I had listened to some the earlier stuff and styles, Armstrong, Basie, Ellington, Jay McShann. Didn't really think I'd like Miles Davis or John Coltrane, but then I actually heard Kind of Blue and Blue Trane and went "wow". Anyway, almost 50 (in a month or so) and just starting my jazz education in ernest.
So, on to my subject line. I've got an RoIO of the Jimmy Smith Trio from the 1996 Montreux Jazz Festival and have been mightily impressed by it. Just wondering about folks' thoughts on Jimmy and recommendations for commercial releases.