Thursday, August 25, 2016

Johnny Smith - Easy Listening

The gentle genius of guitarist Johnny Smith perfectly captured in this late nite trio session from the 50s ! There's a lot more jazz here than you might guess from the "easy listening" title — and Johnny's working with drummer Charlie Mastropaolo and bassist George Roumanis, in a style that's very much in keeping with his other best Roost work at the time. Smith has this way on the strings that's like few other players of his time — a style of playing the guitar that's so gentle, so spacious, the notes come off the instrument almost by themselves — with a lightly ringing quality that's the best part of the unique Johnny Smith tone...
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Johnny Smith
Easy Listening
(WPCR-29084)

Tracks

1 When I Fall In Love (Albert, Selden)  2:50
2 It Might As Well Be Spring (Rodgers, Hammerstein II)  2:51
3 I Didn't Know What Time It Was (Rodgers, Hart)  2:22
4 Black Is The Colour (Of My True Love's Hair) (Smith)  2:34
5 Like Someone In Love (Burke, VanHeusen)  2:38
6 You Don't Know What Love Is (Rays, DePaul)  2:47
7 Isn't It Romantic ? (Rodgers, Hart)  2:55
8 I Remember The Corn Fields (Mayne, Ralton)  2:09
9 A Foggy Day (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:03
10 Scarlett Ribbons (Danzig, Segal)  2:46
11 People Will Say We're In Love (Rodgers, Hammerstein II)  2:57
12 The Nearness Of You (Carmichael, Washington)  2:34

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Personnel
Johnny Smith - g
George Roumanis - b
Charlie Mastropaolo - dr

Recorded at Penthouse Sound, New York ; November 19, 1956

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Fernando said...

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Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

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Pedro

Fred Archtop said...

Thanks Mel. A johnny Smith album's always a pleasure.

kristophermc28 said...

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