Smith, 2006, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O’s Notes: This is a very unusual application with Dan Smith playing his bassoon on jazz tracks! Dan is typically a classical musician. He ventured into jazz some time ago recording Bebop Bassoon but holding up on the release until it was perfected. What we hear on the finished product is excellent starting with “Killer Joe” and moving through jazz classics. The accompanying musicians are tight as well forming a quartet. Bassist John Sullivan, Ludwig Afonso (d) and Martin Bejerano (p) provide strong support as well as some good solos of their own. We don’t need to excuse Smith as a jazz rookie at any time as he races through the changes on Parkers “Anthropology” without skipping a beat. Take a listen hear, you’ll enjoy it!
Publicist: G. Moratti & Associates