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Bassoon Goes Latin Jazz
     

Bassoon Goes Latin Jazz

by Daniel Smith
 
Daniel Smith may not be the first bassoonist to take part in a jazz record date, but he has been at the forefront of using the instrument in the front line rather than merely providing background color. His fourth CD leading a jazz band focuses on Latin jazz, blending works by artists from both North and South America, with a potent supporting band including pianist

Overview

Daniel Smith may not be the first bassoonist to take part in a jazz record date, but he has been at the forefront of using the instrument in the front line rather than merely providing background color. His fourth CD leading a jazz band focuses on Latin jazz, blending works by artists from both North and South America, with a potent supporting band including pianist Daniel Kelly, bassist Michael O'Brien, drummer Vincent Ector, and the versatile percussionist Neil Clarke (known especially for his long association with pianist Randy Weston). The fun begins with a lively take of bopper Lee Morgan's "Mr. Kenyatta," followed by a loopy take of "Watermelon Man" with trombonist Roswell Rudd stealing the spotlight with his sassy solo. Dizzy Gillespie's "Manteca" is a natural choice for a Latin jazz date and this robust performance doesn't disappoint, particularly with Smith's dissonant solo. Smith's engaging Afro-Cuban treatment of Charlie Parker's "Yardbird Suite" demonstrates his skills as a soloist as he navigates the demanding bop line on his ungainly instrument. The bassoonist also takes in Brazilian music, offering a sublime setting of "Black Orpheus" (which also showcases guitarist Sandro Albert) and a wild, risk-taking, breezy "So Danco Samba." An added surprise is Leonard Bernstein's tense "Mambo from the Dance at the Gym" (written for the Broadway musical West Side Story), yet another vigorous workout. Highly recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/08/2011
Label:
Summit(Classical)
UPC:
0099402560922
catalogNumber:
560
Rank:
187064

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Daniel Smith   Primary Artist,Bassoon
Roswell Rudd   Trombone,Guest Appearance
Neil Clarke   Bongos,Tambourine,Triangle,Surdo,Agogo,Bombo,Shaker,Guiro,Latin Percussion
Daniel Kelly   Piano
Sandro Albert   Guitar,Guest Appearance
Michael O'Brien   Bass
Vincent Ector   Drums

Technical Credits

Leonard Bernstein   Composer
Luiz Bonfá   Composer
Dizzy Gillespie   Composer
Herbie Hancock   Composer
Eddie Harris   Composer
Lee Morgan   Composer
Horace Silver   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Charlie Parker   Composer
Mongo Santamaría   Composer
Renato Vasconcellos   Composer
Daniel Smith   Producer
James Ellis   Composer
Michael J. West   Liner Notes
Robert Smith   Engineer

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