Friday, June 9, 2017

The Sound of the Johnny Smith Guitar

The Johnny Smith sound is a wonderful one — not just the sound that he makes with his groundbreaking work on the strings of the guitar, but also the way he records the instrument — which set a new standard in jazz guitar albums, and also helped pave the way for countless generations to come ! A date like this is a great example of the standard-setting work that Smith was able to give us in his prime — and the approach slightly updates the Smith guitar sound of the early 50s — clarifying it a bit, but still keeping that great tone right out front — with a group that includes Hank Jones on piano, George Duvivier on bass, and Ed Shaughnessy on drums...
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The Sound of the
Johnny Smith
Guitar

Tracks

1 Come Rain or Come Shine (Arlen, Mercer)  4:45
2 Gypsy in My Soul (Boland, Jaffe)  3:20
3 Embraceable You (Gershwin, Gershwin)  4:54
4 Misty (Burke, Garner)  5:28
5 As Long as There's Music (Cahn, Styne)  4:04
6 'Round Midnight (Hanighen, Monk, Williams)  4:28
7 This Can't Be Love (Hart, Rodgers)  3:20
8 Blues Chorale (LaPorta)  3:55
9 Prelude (Scriabin, arr. Smith)  1:26

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Personnel
Johnny Smith - g
Hank Jones - p
George Duvivier - b
Ed Shaughnessy - dr

Recorded in New York City ; 1960

8 comments:

Melanchthon said...

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deGallo said...

Thank you.

Jazz Padd said...

One of my fav guitarists, many thanks for this album!

Fred Archtop said...

Thanks a lot Mel.

francisco santos said...

BIG THX!...

carrolin said...

Muchas gracias Mel

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Hi,
Thank you very much Mel!
Pedro

Kovina Kris said...

I've got this one as part of a box but I've never heard a JS album that wasn't worth listening to. Great post!