Smith, Perry

Smith Tone Records, 2019CD
Instrument: Guitar

Issue: 26.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 74
Score Chart

O’s Notes: New York-based guitarist and composer Perry Smith plays straight-ahead jazz, burning on the opener, “Starlight Skies” one of three originals. The band is a quartet with Melissa Aldana (sax), Matt Aronoff (b) and Jay Sawyer (d). There are more burners notably “Premonition” and a couple of solid ballads like “Don’t Worry About Me”. We’d enjoy seeing Perry live, in a small club setting like The Nest Session, the site for Live in Brooklyn.


Publicist: Red Cat Publicity