Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Johnny Smith - Plus The Trio

A trio is helping out guitarist Johnny Smith — but, as with all of his other Roost Records of the time, the man himself is very far out in the lead — making real magic on the strings of his guitar, and playing with an effortless command of tone and color ! Some moments of the record actually have a bit more of an uptempo swing than other of Johnny's albums of the period — but others are a masterpiece is gentle harmonics — those incredible notes that Smith almost seemed to invent for jazz guitar in the 50s – and which seem to come through even more beautifully in the sparest of settings...
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Johnny Smith
Plus The Trio


I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) (Ellington, Webster)  2:39
2 Lets's Fall In Love (Koehler, Arlen)  2:15
3 I Can't Get Started (Duke, Gershwin)  4:55
4 Some Of These Days (Brooks)  2:26
5 You Took Advantage Of Me (Roders, Hart)  2:06
6 Over The Rainbow (Arlen, Harburg)  2:28
7 Out Of Nowhere (Heyman, Green)  3:35
8 Prelude To A Kiss (Ellington, Mills, Gordon)  3:30
9 Un Poco Loco (Powell)  3:15
10 "Hippo" The Sentimental "Hippy" (Roumanis, Messner)  2:57
11 It's You Or No One (Cahn, Styne)  2:56


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

Recorded in New York ; early 1960


Melanchthon said...


Anonymous said...

thank you very very much! eugenio

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

You are a continuous surprise, Mel!
Thank you so much

Jazz Padd said...

I've really come to appreciate this fine unsung guitarist largely through your blog. Many thanks.

deGallo said...

Thank you for more JS.

rev.b said...

looks very nice. thx mel!

musician3 said...

Thank You For All

Fred Archtop said...

Thanks a lot Mel.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Thank you very much

aroonie said...

Thanks Mel. Another great d/l. Keep it going.

Kovina Kris said...

Great post Mel!

Anonymous said...

Merci !


jose arboleda said...

Muchas Gracias.

bhowani bhowani said...

Thanks a lot, Mel!