Smith, 2004, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O’s Notes: It is rather unusual for the lead in a jazz quartet to come from a bassoon. Daniel Smith opened our minds and our ears to a joyful experience in this regard. He’s teamed with pianist Martin Bejerano, bassist John Sullivan and Ludwig Afonso on drums. They are well polished on ten strong jazz classics. “Blue Monk”, “Killer Joe” and ” All Blues” are highlights. But again it is the swinging arrangements and unique sound of Smith on bassoon that make this a worthy addition to your collection.