Saturday, November 12, 2016

Paul Smith - Softly, Baby

A great Capitol moment from pianist Paul Smith – an artist who really cut some of his best material ever for the label ! The Smith sound is at the height of its powers here in the late 50s — kind of a blend of jazz and more easy-going pianistic modes — often stretched out with lots of flourishes by Smith on the keys, but never the too-flowery styles used by some of his contemporaries ! Instead, Paul keeps things nice and lean — always enough to be plenty swinging in all the right moments — with quartet help from Barney Kessel on guitar, Joe Mondragon on bass, and Stan Levey on drums.
© 1996-2012, Dusty Groove America, Inc.

Source : http://www.dustygroove.com/item.php?id=5q6p86prj6

Paul Smith
Softly, Baby
(TOCJ-50212)

Tracks

1 Softly (Broekman, Desmond)  4:16
2 Taking a Chance on Love (Duke, Fetter, Latouche)  3:59
3 Easy to Love (Porter)  3:56
4 Long Live Phineas (Smith)  2:33
5 I Didn't Know What Time It Was (Hart, Rodgers)  3:45
6 I'll Remember April (DePaul, Johnston, Raye)  3:10
7 Invitation (Kaper, Webster)  3:09
8 I Got Rhythm (Gershwin, Gershwin)  2:18
9 The Man I Love (Gershwin, Gershwin)  4:27
10 Blues a la P.T. (Smith)  3:22

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Personnel
Paul Smith - p
Barney Kessel - g
Joe Mondragon - b
Stan Levey - dr

Recorded in Los Angeles ; January 14 & 22,1957.

33 comments:

ita diegues said...

Thanks Melanchthon.

johnp said...

Thanks for the upgrade=I had it as mp3.

nlrp said...

merci; du nouveau pour moi.

L.O.L. said...

Thx

yewsta said...

Thanks, Mel.

zero said...

Lineup and setlist make this look promising. Thanks!

Scoredaddy said...

nice! thanks

Blue Eyes said...

Woow! many thanks Mel for this session with Barney! l'année 2012 commence bien! ;)

jazzjose said...

gracias y feliz 2012

Davidscott789 said...

THank you!

es125 said...

Thanks Mel for the chance to hear this swinging Paul Smith. Sounds great on my hi fi.

Licteur_Lecteur said...

Melanchthon is your master!
Merci Sire. Rolandritencore

Kovina Kris said...

Thank you very much Mel.

ruperberger said...

Gracias Mel!!!

Otis Foster said...

Thnx Melanchthon

fluffyalbert said...

my ears thank you!

Bhowani said...

Thank you!

Zape said...

Thank you Mel very much! This is so a wonderfull :)

TEBOUL René said...

Many thanks to Melanchyhon !!

deGallo said...

Thank you.

ProfessorCalculus said...

Thanks Mel.

jazzyjohnny said...

Thanks for this.

AmyBRAINS said...

Thanks a lot Melanchthon.

John Pickworth said...

Many thanks v!

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel!

Melanchthon said...

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Leonid Ostapenko said...

Melanchthon, thank you very much!

musician3 said...

AMAZING............................THANK YOU FOR ALL

upkerry14 said...

never hear of this guy, thanks!

sep troelstra said...

Thanks a lot!!

Wade Cottingham said...

Thank You, Mel, really like Paul Smith !

Axel.T. said...

Thanks for this great album.
Axel