Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Paul Smith - Cool & Sparkling

While its title and cover certainly suggest a record firmly in the bachelor pad/lounge music camp, Cool and Sparkling : The Liquid Sounds of Paul Smith nevertheless boasts a melodic ingenuity and technical emphasis that reward deeper listening. What keyboardist Smith dubs "liquid sound" is in fact a space-age pop precursor to soul-jazz, with an energy and groove all its own. Aided by flautist Julius Kinsler, altoist Ronny Lang, guitarist Tony Rizzi, and bassist Sam Cheifetz, Smith is too good a player and too clever a composer to settle for mere background music — structure is as important here as sound, and while Cool and Sparkling blends effortlessly with its surroundings, it never sacrifices substance for style.
Jason Ankeny

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/cool-and-sparkling-r156444

Paul Smith
Cool and Sparkling


1 I Remember You (Shertzinger, Mercer)  3:19
2 Kempy the Painter (Smith)  2:56
3 A Young Man's Fancy (Ager, Murray Anderson, Yellen)  3:48
4 Dandy Randy (Smith)  2:27
5 Alone Together (Schwartz, Dietz)  3:30
6 The Grump (Smith)  2:38
7 Youn and the Night and the Music (Schwartz, Dietz)  2:24
8 I'll Take Romance (Oaklang, Hammerstein II)  3:32
9 Little Evil (Smith)  2:06
10 Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man (Kern, Hammerstein II)  4:17
11 Murphy's Ligt (Smith)  1:53
12 Have You Met Miss Jones ? (Rodgers, Hart)  2:39


Julius Kinsler - fl
Ronny Lang - as
Paul Smith - p
Tony Rizzi - g
Sam Cheifetz - b
Irving Cottler - dr

Recorded in Los Angeles ; May & June, 1956


Phillip said...

More Paul Smith! A great treat, for which many thanks.

Blue Eyes said...

Ventre saint-gris! bioutifoul rekorde wiz superbe arrangement, merki Mel! ;)

Kovina Kris said...

Just great to get these Paul Smith offerings. Thank you!

Orbyt said...

Have it, love it. Great post.

duck said...

thanks again Mel

la mia pittura said...

the password.grazie per il tuo meraviglioso blog

jazztap said...


deGallo said...

Great upgrade. Thank you.

DEEP said...



Cascades please Melvin.

Philo said...

I missed this the first time you posted it. I'm glad to have it now. Thanks Mel.

Prof. Yaffle said...

I'm looking forward to this. Thank you.

fcapeau said...

And the occasion to listen to Rony LANG and, above all, the rare Guitar of Tony RISI, for me, the real interests of the session. Many thanks, Mel.

John Pickworth said...

Thanks Mel !

AmyBRAINS said...

Many thanks, Melanchthon.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

ProfessorCalculus said...

Thanks Mel for this and others.

Melanchthon said...


Starchild said...

Many thanks Mel!

Fabs said...

what is the password pls?

sep troelstra said...

Thanks a lot!!

Anonymous said...

This one is a rare, rare gem: sophisticated, tasteful, humorous, disciplined, full of musicality, technically pure, precise, balanced, intelligent, sensitive, cool, sparkling - these are liner notes' adjectives, and I fully support them. A revelation. Thank you so much MM for exposing us to Paul Smith's artistry.