Derek Smith: High Energy

Artists / Instruments:
Derek Smith, piano Nicki Parrott, bass Joe Ascione, drums


"Throughout, one is impressed by the nimbleness of Derek´s fingers - and his mind. With the virtuosity of Art Tatum, the sophistication of Teddy Wilson, and audacious boppishness of Bud Powell, Derek is a man for all seasons, an artist and entertainer whose musical genius transcends categories. He also possesses the now seemingly rare ability to make his musical points within the compass of three or four minutes. With Derek, less is more! High Energy is a gas! -Dr. Chuck Berg, University of Kansas, is a contributor and reviewer for JazzTimes, Down Beat and Jazz Educators Journal; a contributor to The Oxford Companion to Jazz and The Gramophone Guide to CD Jazz, and a Voting Member, National Academy of Recording Arts and Science

Like Someone in Love, How Deep Is the Ocean?, Fools Rush In, Girl Talk, Doxy, Lazy Afternoon, On Green Dolphin Street, Alone Together, Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most, Here´s That Rainy Day, Let´s Fall in Love, Teach Me Tonight, Theme from the Second Movement "Concerto de Aranjuez", St. Thomas

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