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Tommy Smith: Misty Morning And No Time (CD: Linn)Tommy Smith: Misty Morning And No Time (CD: Linn)
 


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Tommy Smith: Beasts of Scotland (CD: Linn)
 


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Tommy Smith: Beasts of Scotland (CD: Linn)


Tommy Smith: Azure (CD: Linn)Tommy Smith: Azure (CD: Linn)
 


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Tommy Smith: Blue Smith (CD: Linn)
 


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Tommy Smith: Blue Smith (CD: Linn)


Tommy Smith: The Sound Of Love (CD: Linn)Tommy Smith: The Sound Of Love (CD: Linn)
 


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Tommy Smith: Spartacus (CD: Spartacus)
featuring Kenny Barron. 


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Tommy Smith: Spartacus (CD: Spartacus)


Tommy Smith: Alone At Last (CD: Spartacus)Tommy Smith: Alone At Last (CD: Spartacus)
 


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Tommy Smith: Into Silence (CD: Spartacus)
This recording features 25 improvisations, folk songs, ballads and some Gregorian Chants within the beautiful and haunting reverberation of the Hamilton Mausoleum. 


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Tommy Smith: Into Silence (CD: Spartacus)


Tommy Smith Quartet: The Christmas Concert (CD: Spartacus)Tommy Smith Quartet: The Christmas Concert (CD: Spartacus)
 


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Tommy Smith Sextet: Evolution (CD: Spartacus)
 


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Tommy Smith Sextet: Evolution (CD: Spartacus)


Tommy Smith & Brian Kellock: Symbiosis (CD: Spartacus)Tommy Smith & Brian Kellock: Symbiosis (CD: Spartacus)
 


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Tommy Smith Group: Forbidden Fruit (CD: Spartacus)
 


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Tommy Smith Group: Forbidden Fruit (CD: Spartacus)


Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra with Joe Locke: Exploration (CD: Spartacus)Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra with Joe Locke: Exploration (CD: Spartacus)
 


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Scottish National Jazz Orchestra with Tommy Smith & Brian Kellock: Rhapsody In Blue Live (CD: Spartacus)
The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra's Rhapsody in Blue takes George Gershwin's classic jazz age concerto on an unprecedented adventure. Re-orchestrated by SNJO director, saxophonist Tommy Smith, this Rhapsody in Blue of the twenty-first century was written to feature Scotland's world-class jazz pianist Brian Kellock, who played the original Rhapsody as a music student in Edinburgh in 1981.

Familiar themes, including the iconic clarinet glissando and Gershwin's heartbreaking nostalgic refrain, have been used - respectfully - as source material and reworked into a fifty-two minute epic that flows through exciting up-tempo movements, rhapsodic blues passages, a sensational Cuban fantasia and hard swinging jazz choruses, showcasing SNJO's magnificent ensemble playing and top class, creative soloing. (Spartacus Records) 


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Scottish National Jazz Orchestra with Tommy Smith & Brian Kellock: Rhapsody In Blue Live (CD: Spartacus)


Tommy Smith & Scottish National Jazz Orchestra: Torah (CD: Spartacus)Tommy Smith & Scottish National Jazz Orchestra: Torah (CD: Spartacus)
Internationally renowned Scottish saxophonist Tommy Smith leads one of Europe’s leading jazz orchestras in a personal and spiritual journey of discovery. Featuring the cream of Scotland’s thriving jazz scene, Torah is orchestral jazz at its most powerfully expressive.

Originally written by Smith for American saxophone giant Joe Lovano, Torah now features the composer as both lead soloist and director of an orchestra of outstanding talents. The music is robust, crisply written and beautifully detailed, using horns as commentators as well as supporters and a brilliant rhythm section as the dynamic base for Smith’s, by turns tender and rugged, but always heartfelt, improvisations on strong, memorable themes. Encapsulating the first five books of the Bible in an extended jazz composition, Smith has taken the creation story common to the Christian, Jewish and Islamic faiths and created music that, drawing on the jazz and blues traditions and without harbouring grand ambitions of healing spiritual division, is highly approachable, stimulating and ultimately rewarding. (Proper Music) 


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Tommy Smith: Karma (CD: Spartacus)
 


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Tommy Smith: Karma (CD: Spartacus)


Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra: Emergence (CD: Spartacus)Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra: Emergence (CD: Spartacus)
Talent, skill, exuberance, verve - the Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra showcases each of these traits in every performance. Featuring the high flyers from a tremendous wave of young Scottish jazz players and led by the internationally renowned Scottish saxophonist Tommy Smith, the TSYJO celebrates its 10th anniversary with the new album ‘Emergence’, featuring music by Steely Dan, Piazzolla, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington and others.

The Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra features the very best young jazz musicians from Scotland. Showcasing endless talent, improvisational skills, exuberance and verve, the orchestra members demonstrate these traits in every performance and play with a collective maturity well beyond their years. With a repertoire that makes no concessions to their youth and featuring soloists of startling ambition and creativity, these young musicians bring alive the music and pay tribute to the true giants of jazz making their compositions sing with enthusiasm, style, personality and expression. (Proper Music) 


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Tommy Smith & The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra: In The Spirit Of Duke (CD: Spartacus)
Scotland’s award-winning, internationally acclaimed jazz orchestra delivers an authentic Ellington experience under the leadership of saxophonist-director Tommy Smith with special guest, pianist Brian Kellock. Recorded on tour in Scotland in October 2012, In the Spirit of Duke captures the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra in one of its best-ever performances, getting under the skin of the Duke Ellington Orchestra.

Following every last Ellington detail, including the stage set-up, using specially sourced period mutes and playing scores that in some cases were specially transcribed from Ellington performances, SNJO director Tommy Smith set out to give audiences as close to the real-deal Ellington experience as possible. And he succeeded. Audience responses were ecstatic and reviews enthused about the triumph in presenting the music, which spanned almost Ellington’s entire career, as both true to the spirit of the original and as if it was freshly minted. The repertoire includes such Ellington hits as Black & Tan Fantasy, Concerto for Cootie, Harlem Airshaft and a ravishing tenor-piano duet of The Single Petal of a Rose and as well as movements from The Queen’s Suite, it features extracts from Ellington and Billy Strayhorn’s, at the time, controversial re-interpretation of Edvard Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite.

With outstanding individual performances from soloists including pianist Brian Kellock and a world-class ensemble sound, this is Ellington and the SNJO rockin’ in rhythm, harmony and peerless swingtime. (Spartacus Records) 


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Tommy Smith & The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra: In The Spirit Of Duke (CD: Spartacus)


Scottish National Jazz Orchestra: American Adventure (CD: Spartacus)Scottish National Jazz Orchestra: American Adventure (CD: Spartacus)
The acclaimed Scottish National Jazz Orchestra creates a power surge at Avatar Studios with electrifying performances, featuring some very special American guests. These include Kurt Elling, Mike Stern, Randy Brecker, David Liebman, Joe Locke, Bill Evans and Clarence Penn, alongside SNJO director Tommy Smith.

In June 2013, the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra fulfilled a long-held ambition to cross the Atlantic and tour in the USA and Canada. How better to fill two free days than by inviting some friends over to record some tunes? The sessions at Avatar Studios brought together the brightest young minds in Scottish Jazz and some of the wisest heads in America today.

The end result is power-packed contemporary jazz with fabulous featured artists feeding into the grid. Kurt Elling provides a smouldering vocal on "The Sound of Love" while SNJO director Tommy Smith is iridescent on 16-bars of lyrical tenor. Mike Stern plays some incendiary guitar on "Splatch" and Clarence Penn contributes combustible drumming on "Pinocchio". With Joe Locke on superconductive vibes and Dave Kikoski on calibrated piano the former power station crackled to the positively charged blowing of Bill Evans, Donny McCaslin, Michael Dease, Randy Brecker and Joel Frahm. Listen out too for drummer Alyn Cosker's blistering soloing on "Yes or No". Stand well back though for the swing of "Pendulum" as Dave Liebman, fired up by the extraordinary Cosker, pushes the readings off the scale and into the red zone as the 'American Adventure' really heats up. (Proper Note) 


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Tommy Smith & Brian Kellock: Whispering Of The Stars (CD: Spartacus)
Two of Scotland's greatest jazz artists, saxophonist Tommy Smith and pianist Brian Kellock, team up to bring you a beautiful and imaginative duo album. Not surprisingly, the press has applauded them with phrases such as "bewitching layers of delicacy", "full flight", "spontaneous invention" and "sheer artistry". This dynamic duo perform tracks from their two previous CDs on Spartacus records, 'Bezique' and 'Symbiosis', whilst 'Whispering of the Stars' also features tracks from the Great American and European Songbooks. (ProperNote) 


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Tommy Smith & Brian Kellock: Whispering Of The Stars (CD: Spartacus)


Scottish National Jazz Orchestra & Bill Evans: Beauty & The Beast (CD: Spartacus)Scottish National Jazz Orchestra & Bill Evans: Beauty & The Beast (CD: Spartacus)
Tommy Smith wrote the epic suite Beauty and the Beast specifically for the American saxophonist and ex Miles-Davis sideman Bill Evans, and this recording with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra fully captures the power, passion and majesty of breath-taking orchestral jazz. This fabulous live recording captures the colossal scale of the work, and marks the towering improvisational accomplishments of modern jazz musicians hitting peak form.

Bill Evans is one of the most dynamic saxophonists of his generation, and he brings all of his trademark energy and muscularity to a demanding piece of music. Not least of those demands is the requirement to contrast the seductive lyrical charms of 'Beauty', with the flashing fury of 'The Beast'.

Smith's Beauty and the Beast is a fairy tale with teeth, and the SNJO guide the listener through its seven-part structure with fearless authority. The rhythm section of Steve Hamilton (piano), Kevin Glasgow (electric bass) and Alyn Cosker (drums) are particularly commanding, and provide a rock-solid platform for Evans to solo freely and in uninhibited style. (Proper Music) 


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Tommy Smith & The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Modern Jacobite (CD: Spartacus)
Leading European jazz saxophonist, composer and educator Tommy Smith boldly breaks new ground with the BBC/SSO on Modern Jacobite, an exceptional recording featuring his new symphonic work 'Jacobite', alongside personal re-imaginings of Rachmaninoff and Chick Corea. (Spartacus Records) 


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Tommy Smith & The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Modern Jacobite (CD: Spartacus)


Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra: Effervescence (CD: Spartacus)Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra: Effervescence (CD: Spartacus)
The Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra cuts loose on 'Effervescence', a delightfully irrepressible set of tunes brimming with bravura and charm. Featuring outstanding arrangements of Chick Corea, Miles Davis and Jerome Kern, alongside selections from Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Golson, Woody Herman and newcomer Sean Gibbs, it's a must for fans of spirited orchestral jazz. (Proper Music) 


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Tommy Smith Quartet: Embodying The Light - A Dedication To John Coltrane (CD: Spartacus)
In April 2017, Smith and his new quartet went into the studio to record his first acoustic quartet album since 2005. Entitled 'Embodying the Light', the album will mark Smith's 50th birthday and the 50th anniversary of the death of one of his greatest inspirations, John Coltrane. It features Coltrane compositions including "Naima", "Dear Lord" and "Resolution" and music associated with Coltrane alongside Smith compositions written in homage to Coltrane. (Proper Music) 


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Tommy Smith Quartet: Embodying The Light - A Dedication To John Coltrane (CD: Spartacus)

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