Sunday, May 7, 2017

The Johnny Smith Foursome

An overlooked 50s set from guitarist Johnny Smith — one that features a piano added into his trio, hence the "foursome" in the title ! The pianist here is Bob Pancoast, who has a fluid, sometimes gentle touch on the keys — one that spins out Smith's guitar a bit more than usual, with a lyrical flair that we really like — and which is sometimes a bit of a contrast to his better-known mellow mode. The rest of the group features Knobby Totah on bass and Jerry Segal on drums...
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Johnny Smith


1 Hello, Young Lovers (Hammerstein)  4:23
2 Love For Sale (Porter)  3:50
3 The Maid With The Flaxen Hair (Debussy, arr. Smith)  1:53
4 Love Letters (Heyman, Young)  2:09
5 Tickle Toe (Young)  2:35
6 Goodbye (Jenkins)  2:12
7 Body And Soul (Green, Heyman, Eyton, Sour)  3:15
8 Lover (Rodgers, Hart)  3:22
9 The Boy Next Door (Martin, Blane)  2:30
10 Potter’s Luck (Silver)   3:38
11 Autumn Nocturne (Myron)  2:01
12 Band Aid (Freeman)  2:58


Johnny Smith - g
Bob Pancoast - p
Knobby Totah - b
Jerry Segal - dr

Recorded in New York ; March 18, 1957


Melanchthon said...

tommybejones said...

Thank you much. Please have a great day.

Karl K said...

Great find, Mel! Many, many thanks for all your fantastic finds and postings! I've even discovered some "new" jazz artists I didn't know about!

Keep up your EXCELLENT work!

daniel genovese said...

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

"We are not worthy!"

The weekend of sublime guitar jazz continues....

Merci Mel!

Jeronyme said...

Merveilleux guitariste. Merci !

Anonymous said...

I was here first just after this upload of yours, MM! Why did not i say "Thank you"? I know now, i was too flabbergasted at the time!

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much

Descargador said...

Muchas Gracias Mel!!

deGallo said...

Thank you.

Fred Archtop said...

Thanks a lot Mel.

PlantDoctor53 said...

Hi Mel; thank you.

sep troelstra said...

Many thanks!!

adakun said...

Muchas gracias Mel.

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Thank you very much Mel!!

Jazz Padd said...


Otis Foster said...

A Johnny Smith session I didn't have - thnx melanchthon

Kovina Kris said...

This is another JS outing that I have as part of a box but as always seems to be the case with Johnny, it is very enjoyable.