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Modern Jacobite

Tommy Smith and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra


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Tommy Smith and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Clark Rundell
orchestrations by Smith


         VOCALISE Rachmaninoff 5.59

  1. Opus 34, No.14
    JACOBITE Smith 29.57
  2. 1689
  3. 1715
  4. 1745
    CHILDREN’S SONGS Corea/Smith* 11.15
  5. Bairn’s Sang Batch 1*
  6. Children’s Song No. 7
  7. Improvisation 1*
  8. Children’s Song No. 7 cont..
  9. Bairn’s Sang Batch 2*
  10. Children’s Song No. 3
  11. Improvisation 2*
  12. Children’s Song No. 3 cont..
  13. Children’s Song No. 17
  14. Improvisation 3*
  15. Children’s Song No. 4
  16. Improvisation 4*
  17. Children’s Song No. 18
  18. Bairn’s Sang Lest*

released: 2016
Label: Spartacus Records
Catalogue no.: STS022

Saxophonist – Composer – Orchestrator
CD Design & Executive Producer TOMMY SMITH
Recorded CITY HALLS, GLASGOW 28/29 MAY 2015

Orchestra Manager GAVIN REID
Senior Producer ANDREW TRINICK
BBC Recording Engineer GRAEME TAYLOR

Mixing & Mastering JAN ERIK KONGSHAUG
Photography DEREK CLARK

Tommy Smith performs exclusively on Roberto Romeo saxophone reeds
Timeless bespoke tailoring by Peter Johnston


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The association with the BBC orchestra is both refreshing and a highly original piece of work. A. D. K. Ogston

Great music. HUGE sound from the BBC SSO on Smith’s own symphonic work, the rather epic ‘Jacobite’. Steve Conlon

Enthralled! Ricky Kej

Really out of this world! Dominic D’Cruz

Smith’s sophisticated awareness of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra’s full potential testify to his long-honed musical class and attention to detail. Jazz-classical crossovers can be full of pitfalls, but this one is a triumph.
Guardian, John Fordham

The strength of Tommy Smith’s epic ‘Jacobite’ suite, certainly has the potential to last beyond Smith’s lifetime.
Jazzwise, Stuart Nicholson

There will be few better tenor saxophone records this year.
In fact there will be few better jazz records this year.
Probably no better ‘classical’ records this year.
Truth is, there will be few better records this year.

Bebop Spoken Here, Lance

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra sound impressive throughout this record, at ease with the material and comfortable with the improvised sections. All round, an impressive performance.
London Jazz New, Patrick Hadfield