This recording represents something special for Daniel Smith: special, and very different. Three musical journeys featuring handpicked musicians capture the essence of an incredibly diverse career in classical, crossover, and jazz — a snapshot of what the elusive bassoon is capable of, without being limited by genre!
Daniel Smith: bassoon/Steve Gray, Bruce Boardman, Jonathan Still: piano/Mitch Dalton: guitar/Jim Lawless: vibraphone/Roy Babbington, Terry Davis: bass/Mike Smith, Martin Drew: drums/Caravaggio Ensemble/Paul Manley: violin/Boguslaw Kosieki: violin/Kate Musker: viola/Justin Pearson: cello/Michael Brittain: double bass
Allegro from Concerto in Bb (Vivaldi) • Pavan: The Earl of Salisbury (Byrd) • Air on a Ground Bass (Purcell) • Largo (Vivaldi) • Badinerie (J.S. Bach) • Scott Joplin Rags: The Chrysanthemum • The Easy Winners • Original Rags • Jazz Suite for Bassoon (Steve Gray): Allegro • Ballade • Finale