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The Sound Of Love

Tommy Smith

The Sound Of Love

...featuring Kenny Barron
BKD 084 (Linn Records)
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1
Johnny Come Lately

Johnny Come Lately

Band Tommy Smith: saxophone, Kenny Barron: piano, Peter Washington: bass, Billy Drummond: drums
Writer Billy Strayhorn
06:18 Play $3.40
2
The Star-Crossed Lovers

The Star-Crossed Lovers

Band Tommy Smith: saxophone, Kenny Barron: piano, Peter Washington: bass, Billy Drummond: drums
Writer Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn
03:52 Play $1.70
3
In A Sentimental Mood

In A Sentimental Mood

Band Tommy Smith: saxophone, Kenny Barron: piano, Peter Washington: bass, Billy Drummond: drums
Writer Duke Ellington
04:24 Play $1.70
4
A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing

A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing

Band Tommy Smith: saxophone, Kenny Barron: piano, Peter Washington: bass, Billy Drummond: drums
Writer Billy Strayhorn
06:59 Play $3.40
5
Chelsea Bridge

Chelsea Bridge

Band Tommy Smith: saxophone, Kenny Barron: piano, Peter Washington: bass, Billy Drummond: drums
Writer Billy Strayhorn
06:48 Play $3.40
6
Isfahan

Isfahan

Band Tommy Smith: saxophone, Kenny Barron: piano, Peter Washington: bass, Billy Drummond: drums
Writer Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn
08:45 Play $3.40
7
Duke Ellington's Sound Of Love

Duke Ellington's Sound Of Love

Band Kenny Barron - piano, Peter Washington - bass, Billy Drummond - drums
Writer Mingus
03:33 Play $1.70
8
Sophisticated Lady

Sophisticated Lady

Band Tommy Smith: saxophone, Kenny Barron: piano, Peter Washington: bass, Billy Drummond: drums
Writer Charles Mingus
07:41 Play $3.40
9
Passion Flower

Passion Flower

Band Tommy Smith: saxophone, Kenny Barron: piano, Peter Washington: bass, Billy Drummond: drums
Writer Duke Ellington
04:07 Play $1.70
10
Solitude

Solitude

Band Tommy Smith: saxophone, Kenny Barron: piano, Peter Washington: bass, Billy Drummond: drums
Writer Billy Strayhorn
02:00 Play $1.70
11
Prelude To A Kiss

Prelude To A Kiss

Band Tommy Smith: saxophone, Kenny Barron: piano, Peter Washington: bass, Billy Drummond: drums
Writer Duke Ellington
06:37 Play $3.40
12
Cottontail

Cottontail

Band Tommy Smith: saxophone, Kenny Barron: piano, Peter Washington: bass, Billy Drummond: drums
Writer Duke Ellington
06:32 Play $3.40
Total Running Time 68 minutes Purchase all tracks 
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Saxophone virtuoso Tommy Smith reveals himself to be a consummate ballad player on this laid back selection of classics by two of the most justly celebrated composers in jazz history: Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn.

Originally released in 1998 The Sound of Love has been re-issued as part of Linn's ECHO series which offers a second chance to enjoy the best of the label's award-winning catalogue.

Download includes - cover art, inlay, booklet
Kenny Barron

Kenny Barron

Kenny Barron's unmatched ability to mesmerize audiences with his elegant playing, sensitive melodies and infectious rhythms inspired the LA Times to name him 'one of the top jazz pianists in the world' and Jazz Weekly to call him 'The most lyrical piano player of our time'.
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Tommy Smith

Tommy Smith

Tenor saxophonist Tommy Smith is one of Scotlands leading jazz musicians and composers. An internationally recognised soloist and bandleader he has worked with Chick Corea. Kenny Wheeler and collaborated with Scotland's Poet Laureate Edwin Morgan.
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'...this is not just another homage to Ellington and Strayhorn, Smith's renderings and keen vision clearly exhibit the obvious notions that Ellington and Strayhorn are embedded in his soul. Pianist Kenny Barron was the perfect choice for this project. His articulate phrasing and heartfelt performances provide the anchor for Smith's rich and multi- textured tenor sax passages.' All About Jazz 

'Timeless jazz music.' Crescendo and Jazz Music


The eleven classics contained on this recording - five by Ellington, four by Strayhorn and two collaborative pieces - include some of the loveliest songs to grace twentieth-century music. The cleverly chosen title track The Sound Of Love, written by Charlie Mingus in tribute to Ellington, is a rarely played gem.

Smith fully respects the two composers' original intentions, whilst utilising shading, colour and texture to add a further dimension of warmth to these familiar themes. Made in New York, with many tracks recorded in just one take, the album peaked at #20 in the American Gavin Jazz Chart upon release.

Smith is accompanied by a trio of seasoned musicians: Kenny Barron (a six-time recipient of the Jazz Journalists Association 'Best Pianist' award), bassist Peter Washington and Billy Drummond on drums.

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Radio Dreyeckland Freiburg, Jazz Matinee
'...a wonderful cast...'
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Audiophile Audition
'Soundstaging is excellent in this direct-to-two-track recording.'
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Crescendo and Jazz Music
Close to an hour of timeless jazz music, performed with depth and distinction.
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All Music
4 Stars
'Emphasizing ballads, Sound of Love [is] seductive, evocative, lower-the-lights mood music. Smith [plays] from the heart.'
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