Hughes, James & Jimmy Smith

Hughes Smith Quintet, 2018CD
Instrument: Instrumental

Issue: 24.2

Jazz Ruler Type: R&B+Jazz
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
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Sound: 3
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O’s Notes: Jimmy Smith (t, cornet, flugelhorn) and James Hughes (sax) are the headliners backed by a rhythm section that includes Phil Kelly (p), Takashi Ilo (b) and Nate Winn (d). The funky beats of “The Runaround” underscore the brass melodies presenting the listeners with a head-bopping groove. The album is appropriately titled“Motion“and it is full of good moves. The exchange between Jimmy and James is seamless on melodies and their harmonies are rich and fluid.


Publicist: Kari-On Productions