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The Bopsmith

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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Because most of his recordings in the final two decades of the 20th century were made for the European label Steeplechase, trumpeter Louis Smith has been overlooked by jazz critics and fans in his homeland. But the Memphis native still has plenty of bop chops, as he proves on this exciting session. The musicians accompanying him include the talented alto saxophonist Jon Gordon winner of the 1996 Thelonious Monk competition, pianist Michael Weiss, bassist Jay Anderson, and drummer Joe Farnsworth. Smith and Gordon navigate the tricky changes to the leader's intricate up-tempo "Val's Blues," while the long but enjoyable interpretation of "A Ghost of a Chance" finds Smith at his...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Because most of his recordings in the final two decades of the 20th century were made for the European label Steeplechase, trumpeter Louis Smith has been overlooked by jazz critics and fans in his homeland. But the Memphis native still has plenty of bop chops, as he proves on this exciting session. The musicians accompanying him include the talented alto saxophonist Jon Gordon winner of the 1996 Thelonious Monk competition, pianist Michael Weiss, bassist Jay Anderson, and drummer Joe Farnsworth. Smith and Gordon navigate the tricky changes to the leader's intricate up-tempo "Val's Blues," while the long but enjoyable interpretation of "A Ghost of a Chance" finds Smith at his most lyrical. Clifford Brown's "Sweet Clifford," a reworking of the perennial favorite "Sweet Georgia Brown," serves as a furious set closer. The Bopsmith is still quite a craftsman as he approaches the age of 70.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/4/2001
  • Label: Steeplechase
  • UPC: 716043148929
  • Catalog Number: 31489

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Val's Blues (4:40)
  2. 2 For Heaven's Sake (8:35)
  3. 3 The Way You Look Tonight (9:09)
  4. 4 I Love You (10:24)
  5. 5 Ed's Love (8:08)
  6. 6 A Ghost of a Chance (9:59)
  7. 7 Sweet Clifford (7:54)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Louis Smith Primary Artist, Trumpet
Jay Anderson Bass
Michael Weiss Piano
Jon Gordon Alto Saxophone
Joe Farnsworth Drums
Technical Credits
Jerome Kern Composer
Dorothy Fields Composer
Mark Gardner Liner Notes
Nils Winther Producer
Jason Standard Engineering
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