The Cat is a 1964 album by Jimmy Smith. It features the sound of Smith's Hammond B-3 organ with big band arrangements by composer Lalo Schifrin. The album reached number 12 on the Billboard 200 chart. The track "The Cat" has been sampled by Pizzicato 5 "Twiggy Twiggy" and The Orb "Perpetual Dawn (Ultrabass 2)". "Theme from Joy House" (Lalo Schifrin) – 4:38. The Cat" (from Joy House) (Lalo Schifrin, Rick Ward) – 3:24. Basin Street Blues" (Spencer Williams) – 4:00.
The Incredible Jimmy Smith – The Cat. Label: Verve Records – V-8587. Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Mono, Gatefold. The Cat. Written-By – Lalo Schifrin.
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Compared to his earlier Blue Note recordings, organist Jimmy Smith's outings for Verve are not as strong from a jazz standpoint. Certainly his renditions of the "Theme from Joy House," "The Cat," and the "Main Title from The Carpetbaggers" are not all that significant. However, this set has some tasteful arrangements for the big band by Lalo Schifrin, and some good playing by the great organist on a variety of other blues-oriented material.
Jimmy Smith - Fiddlin' the Minors 05:07. Jimmy Smith - Autumn Leaves 04:42. Jimmy Smith - I Cover the Waterfront 03:36. Jimmy Smith - Jimmy Smith. Off The Top - Jimmy Smith. The Cat - Jimmy Smith. Root Down - Jimmy Smith. Sum Serious Blues - Jimmy Smith.
The Cat, finds legendary organist Jimmy Smith teaming up with Lalo Schifrin, the Argentinean composer/arranger best known for his film and television scores. Smith, after recording a string of classic small combo albums in the 1950s and early 1960s, released several organ-with-big-band collaborations, including 1964’s The Cat. The album opens with the Schifrin-penned Theme from Joy House, where Smith and the grooving rhythm section, which includes bassist George Duvivier and drummer Grady Tate, rip it up as they are backed by hard-hitting horn blasts.
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|A1||Theme From "Joy House"
Written-By – Schifrin*
|A2||The Cat (From The Motion Picture "Joy House")
Written-By – Schifrin*
|A3||Basin Street Blues
Written-By – Williams*
|A4||Main Title From "The Carpetbaggers"
Written-By – Bernstein*
Written-By – Harris*
|B2||St. Louis Blues
Written-By – Handy*
Written-By – Smith*
|B4||Blues In The Night
Written-By – Mercer/Arlen*
- Printed By – S.I.A.T.
- Distributed By – Polydor S.A.
- Arranged By, Conductor – Lalo Schifrin
- Bass – George Duvivier
- Bass Trombone – Tony Studd
- Drums – Grady Tate
- Engineer – Rudy Van Gelder
- Engineer [Director] – Val Valentin
- French Horn – Bill Correa, Earl Chapin, Jim Buffington, Ray Alonge
- Guitar – Kenny Burrell
- Organ – Jimmy Smith
- Percussion – Phil Kraus
- Photography By [Cover Photo] – Ken Whitmore
- Producer – Creed Taylor
- Trombone – Billy Byers, Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green
- Trumpet – Bernie Glow, Ernie Royal, Snooky Young*, Jimmy Maxwell, Marky Markowitz, Thad Jones
- Tuba – Don Butterfield
NotesRecorded April 27th and 29th, 1964 at Van Gelder's Recording Studio, Englewood Cliffs, N.J.
"Blues In The Night" isn't mentioned on the back cover, although it is on the record's B-side and on the label.
First reference on sleeve, second on label
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Rights Society: France Melodie
- Rights Society: Francis Day
- Price Code (Letter): Ⓤ
|V6-8587||The Incredible Jimmy Smith*||The Cat (LP, Album)||Verve Records||V6-8587||US||1964|
|2304 153||Jimmy Smith||The Cat (LP, Album)||Verve Records||2304 153||Scandinavia||Unknown|
|MV 2065, 0600753458945||The Incredible Jimmy Smith*||The Cat (LP, Album, RE, RM)||Verve Records, Universal Music Catalogue||MV 2065, 0600753458945||Europe||2013|
|MV 4007||The Incredible Jimmy Smith*||The Cat (LP, Album, Mono, RE)||Verve Records||MV 4007||Japan||1977|
|J33J 25012||Jimmy Smith||The Cat (CD, Album, RE)||Verve Records||J33J 25012||Japan||1986|