Think Like This

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Drummer Jason Smith's trio set is difficult to classify. Because Gary Husband utilizes electric keyboards on some numbers, the music occasionally has the feel of fusion, although it is not a simple mixing of jazz and rock elements. Sometimes orchestral in nature, Smith's originals lack memorable melodies, but his compositions feature plenty of colorful interplay by the musicians, with bassist Dave Carpenter being an equal voice with Husband and Smith. The one older standard, "The Way You Look Tonight," is a fairly free improvisation until the theme finally emerges at its conclusion, and the group's interpretations of pieces by Keith Jarrett and Kenny Wheeler are also rather...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Drummer Jason Smith's trio set is difficult to classify. Because Gary Husband utilizes electric keyboards on some numbers, the music occasionally has the feel of fusion, although it is not a simple mixing of jazz and rock elements. Sometimes orchestral in nature, Smith's originals lack memorable melodies, but his compositions feature plenty of colorful interplay by the musicians, with bassist Dave Carpenter being an equal voice with Husband and Smith. The one older standard, "The Way You Look Tonight," is a fairly free improvisation until the theme finally emerges at its conclusion, and the group's interpretations of pieces by Keith Jarrett and Kenny Wheeler are also rather abstract, with Herbie Hancock's "Dolphin Dance" being the most straightforward performance. Think Like This is an easier program to admire than to love, but it grows in interest with each listen since it features consistently creative playing by the three musicians.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/15/2005
  • Label: Alternity Records
  • UPC: 632127061628
  • Catalog Number: 501
  • Sales rank: 170,094

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Gnu York (4:40)
  2. 2 Taylor Made (7:16)
  3. 3 Halcyon (5:41)
  4. 4 The Way You Look Tonight (6:23)
  5. 5 The Magician in You (4:22)
  6. 6 Smatter (4:31)
  7. 7 Lullabye (6:58)
  8. 8 Three Lies (10:45)
  9. 9 White Nights (7:53)
  10. 10 Dolphin Dance (7:37)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jason Smith Primary Artist, Drums
Dave Carpenter Double Bass, Acoustic Bass
Gary Husband Piano, Moog Synthesizer, fender rhodes
Technical Credits
Herbie Hancock Composer
Keith Jarrett Composer
Jerome Kern Composer
Peter Doell Mastering
Dorothy Fields Composer
Gary Husband Arranger, Composer
Alan Marino Digital Editing
Jason Smith Arranger, Composer
Kenneth Kubernik Audio Production
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