Smith, Daniel

Zah Zah, 2007CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 13.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
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Performance: 4
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Sound: 4
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O’s Notes: The bassoon has a really blue sound and is rarely used as the lead instrument particularly in a jazz set. Finding anyone who can play clean notes on it is another challenge! Classically trained Daniel Smith has been dabbling in jazz space for several years now and The Swinging Bassoon is second release. Forget any perceptions you may have and just sit back and enjoy this one. Smith is on top of his game, cooking on “Scrapple From The Apple” backed by a tight rhythm section with Martin Bejerano (p), John Sullivan (b) and Ludwig Afonso (d). Our picks are “A Night In Tunisia” and “Summer Samba” among many classics. It’s definitely a different sound… Smith swings and it’s fresh!


Publicist: Jazz Promo Services