Misty Morning and No Time

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Although Misty Morning and No Time is entirely instrumental, the 1994 date was inspired by the work of Scottish poet Norman MacCaig. Those who aren't seriously into jazz might have a hard time understanding how something without words a jazz instrumental could pay tribute to something that uses words to get its point across a poem. But there's certainly a parallel between the two -- just as a poet like MacCaig uses the English language to convey what he's feeling, Smith uses his tenor sax to express his emotions. Of course, one needn't be familiar with MacCaig's work to appreciate Misty Morning and No Time, which points to the fact that while Smith was still heavily ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Although Misty Morning and No Time is entirely instrumental, the 1994 date was inspired by the work of Scottish poet Norman MacCaig. Those who aren't seriously into jazz might have a hard time understanding how something without words a jazz instrumental could pay tribute to something that uses words to get its point across a poem. But there's certainly a parallel between the two -- just as a poet like MacCaig uses the English language to convey what he's feeling, Smith uses his tenor sax to express his emotions. Of course, one needn't be familiar with MacCaig's work to appreciate Misty Morning and No Time, which points to the fact that while Smith was still heavily influenced by John Coltrane in 1994, he was sounding increasingly original with each album. "Estuary," "The Root of It," and other Smith originals aren't innovative, but they demonstrate that the post-bopper was determined to sound like his own man and not like an outright clone of Coltrane. Again, you won't hear any of MacCaig's words on this CD -- rather, Smith will take the mood and feeling of a particular MacCaig poem and use one of his own melodies to express that type of mood. Recorded when the Scottish saxman was 27, Misty Morning and No Time is among his best albums.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/31/1995
  • Label: Linn Records
  • EAN: 5020305300402
  • Catalog Number: 40
  • Sales rank: 228,560

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intrusion (4:41)
  2. 2 Estuary (5:00)
  3. 3 Incident (2:18)
  4. 4 Memorial (5:37)
  5. 5 The Root of It (6:02)
  6. 6 You Went Away (6:51)
  7. 7 Dipper (5:50)
  8. 8 Rag & Bone (4:51)
  9. 9 Sounds of the Day (6:45)
  10. 10 Country Dance (2:38)
  11. 11 Misty Morning and No Time (5:25)
  12. 12 Daybreak (3:44)
  13. 13 Two Friends (2:46)
  14. 14 Trapped (6:34)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tommy Smith Primary Artist, Saxophone
Julian Arguelles Saxophone
Guy Barker Trumpet
Terje Gewelt Bass
Ian Froman Drums
Steve Hamilton Piano
Technical Credits
Calum Malcolm Engineer
Don Fitzpatrick Art Direction
Kenny Mathieson Liner Notes
Julyan Rawlings Back Cover
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