Thursday, January 14, 2016

Paul Smith - Cascades (New Liquid Sounds)

Some sweet Liquid Sounds from pianist Paul Smith — one of the grooviest players to recorded for Capitol Records in the 50s ! At some level, Smith has a sound that really prefaces lots that would go on in the west coast scene of the 60s — an approach to jazz that's still somewhat composed, but which has a breezier feel than most of the other players of his time — openly swinging with a lightness that's mighty nice, in ways that never get too stiff or stodgy. Think of this one as a precursor to Verve Records grooves from a decade later — and you'll see what we man — as Paul's piano moves nicely with guitar from Tony Rizzi, flute from Julie Kinsler, alto from Ronny Lang, and clarinet from Abe Most and Willie Schwartz. Titles include "Little Slam", "The Gnat", "Betsy Moo", "No Trump", and "Why Shouldn't I".
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Paul Smith
(New Liquid Sounds)


1 Why Shouldn't I ? (Porter)  3:00
2 Nice Work If You Can Get It (Gershwin, Gershwin)  2:39
3 You Are too Beautiful (Hart, Rodgers)  1:55
4 Betsy Moo (Smith)  3:05
5 That Old Black Magic (Mercer, Arlen)  4:11
6 No Trump (Smith)  2:23
7 My Shinning Hour (Mercer, Arlen)  3:24
8 The Gnat (Smith)  2:14
9 Let's Fall in Love (Koehler, Arlen)  2:54
10 Here's to my Lady (Mercer, Bloom)  3:21
11 Little Slam (Smith)  3:18
12 A Foggy Day (Gershwin, Gershwin)  2:41


Ronny Lang - as [# 1, 8, 11 & 12]
Wilie Schwartz - cl [omit # 4]
Abe Most - cl [omit # 4]
Julie Kinsler - fl [# 1, 8, 11 & 12]
Tony Rizzi - g
Paul Smith - p
Sam Cheifetz - b
Irving Cottler - dr

Recorded on December 1954 & 1955


johnp said...

Many thanks!

rikdias said...

Thank you sir

deGallo said...

Thank you!!

Orbyt said...

Great fun, as to be expected from Paul Smith. Mille mercis!

Oracle said...

Just did listen to Cool and Sparkling last night. Thanks for an added spin of Mr. Smith

swingingduck said...

A million thanks from a big Paul Smith fan.

iggy said...

Much appreciated. Love Paul. Best,


Harry said...

Paul Smith is always enjoyable - thanks much for this treat.

Blue Eyes said...

Very nice album (I love the arrangements), thank you Mel!

canonT3 said...

Thanks for another Paul Smith record.

rikdias said...

I am being asked for a password before I can open this file. Can I please get some advice on this?
Thank you

rikdias said...

Can anyone please help with the password?? Thanks

Scoredaddy said...

great, thanks Mel

Foth said...

For the try melanchthon

rikdias said...

Thank you indeed Foth, you are very kind to respond and assist.

jazztap said...


DEEP said...


Please re-up this one. Link is dead.

Anonymous said...

Just bought the LP today.

John Pickworth said...

Many thanks !

AmyBRAINS said...

Many thanks, Melanchthon.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

jserraglio said...

thanks, but wrong file

Melanchthon said...

Correct files

Mike said...

Although I'm sure that Paul Smith was referencing the game of Bridge rather than the current state of American politics when he penned 'No Trump', I can't pass this up. Thanks once again.

Otis Foster said...

Thnx melanchthon. I thought I had this session, obviously mistaken.

Pee said...

Nice, Paul Smith is new to me. Thank you!

Kovina Kris said...

I like the Paul Smith stuff I've got so I'm real happy to get a new one. Thank you Mel!