NEW JAZZ FOR A NEW YEAR – from SCOTLAND!
Start the year with a couple of new CD’s crammed with hot-buttered, foot-warming soulful orchestral jazz courtesy of The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra and The Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra.
– BEAUTY AND THE BEAST –
The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra (SNJO) directed by Tommy Smith
with special guest Bill Evans (soprano and tenor saxophones)
CD released 28th October 2016 on Spartacus Records
Tommy Smith originally wrote his epic suite Beauty and the Beast specifically for American saxophonist David Liebman, a fearsome player with a generous heart. This fabulous live recording with the superbly expressive Bill Evans and the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra fully captures the colossal scale of the work, and the improvisational accomplishments of modern jazz musicians hitting peak form. .….DOWNLOAD THE PRESS RELEASE FOR BEAUTY AND THE BEAST HERE!
The Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra
The Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra (TSYJO) pops all the corks in a magnum-sized case of fizzing jazz with Effervescence; a brand new CD officially out 24.2.17 on Spartacus Records. This electrifying recording is based on vintages established by Woody Herman, Jerome Kern, Chick Corea, Benny Golson and Dizzy Gillespie, and it comes laced with sparkling, fresh ingredients from newcomer Sean Gibbs, and respected arrangers Florian Ross and Christian Jacob..….DOWNLOAD THE PRESS RELEASE FOR EFFERVESCENCE HERE!
Enjoy this music. It is expressive, energetic and, hopefully(!) right up your street!
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