View Full Version : Sheet music for Jimmy Mcgriff/Smith anywhere?
02-26-2011, 01:03 AM
Was there ever any sheet music released for Jimmy Smith & McGriff does anyone know and is there any available to buy or download online?
03-04-2011, 04:06 AM
I’m not real sure about sheet music being issued for most of the original songs played by any of the old greats of Hammond jazz. Jimmy Smith even though in attended the Ornstein's School of Music, could not read music at all, he played by ear. Jimmy McGriff claimed to have studied at New York's Juilliard School but I’ve never him read music it’s my guess he played by ear also. Jack McDuff played by ear. Dr. Lonnie Smith just added the doctor to his name because it sounded good as far as his ability to read and write music, well that’s another matter that I’m not sure of. These entire guy’s had are have good ears.
The music they covered for the most part can be bought at any store are website that sells sheet music but their original music was mostly improvised and the only way you are going to play it is by ear. Some player may have tried to transcribe this music but they will be unable in publish it because of copyright laws. You may can find bootleg copies at http://organfreak.tripod.com/chartsandsheets.html good luck
03-05-2011, 02:32 PM
Rather than trying to learn from transcriptions, you might consider "Hammond Organ Complete" by Dave Limina published by Berklee Press. The author really covers it all. Another good one is "Classic Hammond Organ" by Steve Lodder published by Backbeat Books. Both have really helped my playing, more so than trying to figure out what the greats might or might not be doing. Good Luck!
03-12-2011, 06:55 AM
Thanks guys, I'll try those sources, David Limia's pub is on ebay UK
03-21-2011, 07:41 PM
You can find some Jimmy Smith sheet music on www.sheetmusictrade.com. If you join and upload sheet music youŽll get credits to download what others are sharing.
Two Jimmy Smith song books have been uploaded on pdf format:
03-22-2011, 02:52 PM
You can find some Jimmy Smith sheet music on www.sheetmusictrade.com.
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