Smith, Joel LaRue

Tapestry, 2017CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 23.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 63
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Composer and pianist Joel LaRue Smith pays homage to his father, a NYC Subway Conductor on“The Motorman’s Son. It’s a journey that is inspired by Caribbean and African American rhythms. The brass laden band includes Charles Langford (alto sax), Jeff Galindo (tb), Flavio Lira (b) and Wilson “Chembo” Corneil (Tumbodores). Eight of the nine compositions are originals with a vibrant cover of “Manteca”.


Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz