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The Sound Of Love

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The Sound Of Love
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Jazz
Code
BKD 084
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21,00 €
  • Johnny Come Lately
    Composer(s) Billy Strayhorn
    Artist(s) Tommy Smith: saxophone, Kenny Barron: piano, Peter Washington: bass, Billy Drummond: drums

    Johnny Come Lately

    06:18
    4,20 €
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  • The Star-Crossed Lovers
    Composer(s) Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn
    Artist(s) Tommy Smith: saxophone, Kenny Barron: piano, Peter Washington: bass, Billy Drummond: drums

    The Star-Crossed Lovers

    03:52
    2,10 €
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  • In A Sentimental Mood
    Composer(s) Duke Ellington
    Artist(s) Tommy Smith: saxophone, Kenny Barron: piano, Peter Washington: bass, Billy Drummond: drums

    In A Sentimental Mood

    04:24
    2,10 €
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  • A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing
    Composer(s) Billy Strayhorn
    Artist(s) Tommy Smith: saxophone, Kenny Barron: piano, Peter Washington: bass, Billy Drummond: drums

    A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing

    06:59
    4,20 €
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  • Chelsea Bridge
    Composer(s) Billy Strayhorn
    Artist(s) Tommy Smith: saxophone, Kenny Barron: piano, Peter Washington: bass, Billy Drummond: drums

    Chelsea Bridge

    06:48
    4,20 €
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  • Isfahan
    Composer(s) Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn
    Artist(s) Tommy Smith: saxophone, Kenny Barron: piano, Peter Washington: bass, Billy Drummond: drums

    Isfahan

    08:45
    4,20 €
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  • Duke Ellington's Sound Of Love
    Composer(s) Mingus
    Artist(s) Kenny Barron - piano, Peter Washington - bass, Billy Drummond - drums

    Duke Ellington's Sound Of Love

    03:33
    2,10 €
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  • Sophisticated Lady
    Composer(s) Charles Mingus
    Artist(s) Tommy Smith: saxophone, Kenny Barron: piano, Peter Washington: bass, Billy Drummond: drums

    Sophisticated Lady

    07:41
    4,20 €
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  • Passion Flower
    Composer(s) Duke Ellington
    Artist(s) Tommy Smith: saxophone, Kenny Barron: piano, Peter Washington: bass, Billy Drummond: drums

    Passion Flower

    04:07
    2,10 €
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  • Solitude
    Composer(s) Billy Strayhorn
    Artist(s) Tommy Smith: saxophone, Kenny Barron: piano, Peter Washington: bass, Billy Drummond: drums

    Solitude

    02:00
    2,10 €
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  • Prelude To A Kiss
    Composer(s) Duke Ellington
    Artist(s) Tommy Smith: saxophone, Kenny Barron: piano, Peter Washington: bass, Billy Drummond: drums

    Prelude To A Kiss

    06:37
    4,20 €
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  • Cottontail
    Composer(s) Duke Ellington
    Artist(s) Tommy Smith: saxophone, Kenny Barron: piano, Peter Washington: bass, Billy Drummond: drums

    Cottontail

    06:32
    4,20 €
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Total running time: 67 minutes.

Album information

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.

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.