One of the more obscure sessions from jazz guitarist Johnny Smith – whose chromatic style turns out to be a surprisingly great fit for the material here! The group's a bit unusual, too – with Charles McCracken on cello, joining the trio with George Roumanis on bass and Mousie Alexander ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A very special album from Johnny Smith – one of the few to feature his sublime guitar sound amidst a larger string setting – which only seems to emphasize the moodier, darker tones of his instrument! The album's a lot like his My Dear Little Sweetheart set – and, like that one, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
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 ... (Jazz) read moreCD
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 ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Johnny Smith —
Reminiscing ... CD Roost/Warner (Japan), Early 60s. New Copy ...
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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 ... (Jazz) read moreCD