Blue Bassoon – Daniel Smith

Blue Bassoon – Daniel Smith
Catalog number: 530


01 The Jody Grind
comp: Horace Smith
02 Billie's Bounce
comp: Charlie Parker
03 Things Ain't What They Used to Be
comp: Mercer Ellington
04 Scotch and Water
comp: Joe Zawinul
05 My Baby's Gone
comp: B.B. King
06 Sack of Woe
comp: Cannonball Adderly
07 Nostalgia in Times Square
comp: Charles Mingus
08 Equinox
comp: John Coltrane
09 The Double Up
comp: Lee Morgan
10 From Four Till Late
comp: Robert Johnson
11 Break Out the Blues
comp: George Shearing
12 Footprints
comp: Wayne Shorter
13 Solid
comp: Sonny Rollins

An incredible record from Daniel Smith, whose accomplishment reaches beyond the application of the bassoon to blue jazz. If the bassoon gains a place among major solo vehicles in jazz, it will do so thanks to Smith. Martin Bejerano is the regular pianist in Roy Haynes’ band and one of the most lauded young musicians and sought-after sidemen currently on the scene, known for his lyrical and flowing technique. Edward Perez is highly regarded in Latin jazz circles. As a sideman, Perez displays confident, forthright sound; preternatural poise at the front edge of the beat; and impossibly steady rhythm. Ludwig Afonso is a permanent member of Spyro Gyra and works frequently in Bejerano’s quartet. He is a remarkably subtle player, carefully crafting architecture that becomes the skeleton of every song he plays.

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