Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Johnny Smith Quartet

Sublime guitar work from the great Johnny Smith — a musician who was years ahead of his time, and influenced a generation with his clean, clear tone on the instrument ! Smith's in a perfect setting here — a Roost label quartet date that includes Bob Pancost on piano, George Roumanis on bass, and Mousie Alexander on drums — a very understated group that really lets Johnny's wonderful tones and colors stand strongly out front ! Titles include "0500 Blues", "Old Girl", "Tired Blood", "Un Poco Loco", and "More Bass". Great CD version — one of the few proper issues of this material !
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Johnny Smith


1 Django (Lewis)  5:07
2 Wait 'till You See Her (Rodgers, Hart)  2:18
3 0500 Blues (unknown)  3:49
4 More Bass (Roumanis)  2:32
5 Un Poco Loco (Powell)  4:32
6 Easy Leaving (Rainger, Robin)  3:19
7 Old Girl (Roumanis)  3:56
8 Little Girl Blue (Rodgers, Hart)  2:50
9 Tired Blood (Smith)  4:22
10 Spring is Here (Rodgers, Hart)  2:46


Johnny Smith - g
Bob Pancoast - p
George Roumanis - b
Mousey Alexander - dr

Recorded in New York ; possibly October 22, 1955


Melanchthon said...

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Thank you Mel!

Fred Archtop said...

Wow wow !!!! Thanks a lot Mel.

Anonymous said...

Thank you MM. Mr. Smith's musicality is plainly amazing, i love his music.

warpig said...

Amazing stuff. Thanks very much.

deGallo said...

Love JS. Thank you.

daniel genovese said...

Thank you.

Otis Foster said...

Christmas comes early and melanchthon is Santa Claus. I have no idea how I could have missed this, so thanks for the share.

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much

sep troelstra said...

Thanks a lot!!

bhowani bhowani said...

Thanks for this gem !

Prof. Yaffle said...

Many thanks

Descargador said...

Gracias por los discos de Smith!!

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Kovina Kris said...

Have this as part of another box but great stuff!