Skip to content
Tommy Smith

Author archive for:


In The Spirit of Duke

In The Spirit of Duke

About the album Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Aenean commodo ligula eget dolor. Aenean massa. Cum sociis natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus. Donec quam felis, ultricies nec, pellentesque eu, pretium quis, sem. Nulla consequat massa quis enim. Donec pede justo, fringilla vel, aliquet nec, vulputate eget, arcu. […]


Vocalise by Rachmaninov featuring the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Stephen Bell and Scottish saxophonist Tommy Smith on 8th September 2012, Glasgow City Halls, BBC Proms Last Night Celebrations in Scotland.

Tommy wins two 2012 Scottish Jazz Awards

Among the 12 award categories, vocalist of the year went to Carol Kidd MBE. Saxophonist Julian Argüelles was instrumentalist of the year, while fellow saxophonist Tommy Smith’s group recording Karma collected album of the year, while Smith also won the education award. A lifetime recognition award went to Ronnie Rae Senior, veteran double-bassist, mentor and […]

Michael Brecker All week the SNJO and the inspirational Randy Brecker have been performing the uplifting and effervescent music of his dear brother, the sensational, gentle and humble Michael Brecker. With the volunteers from the Anthony Nolan Trust, who joined us on tour, we’ve tried to make people aware of how YOU can save a life, […]

8 more days until voting!

Longlist Announced Inaugural Longlist of twenty albums announced winning artist to receive £20,000 prize Thursday 12th April, The Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA) is delighted to announce the inaugural longlist for The Scottish Album of the Year Award. Featuring the twenty highest scoring titles to emerge from the award’s exhaustive nomination process, the list champions […]

video "Numbers"

Tommy Smith & East West European Jazz Orchestra [youtube][/youtube]

Tommy Smith's Karma / PELbO

Tommy Smith’s latest band Karma opened this concert, drummer Alyn Coskerblasting in for a full-on assault. Karma – also the name of Smith’s latest album – sees the saxophonist in jazz-rock mode. Joining Smith and Cosker were pianistSteve Hamilton and bass guitarist Kevin Glasgow. Cosker provided the motive force – a powerful drummer, he’s equally […]

Tommy Smith's inadvertent radicalism

Scots saxophonist Tommy Smith returns to his and some other jazz roots with his new album Karma as well as paradoxically making a perhaps inadvertently radical statement. He tours the music in Scotland in late June and later elsewhere (see below).

Tommy Smith - Karma


About the album Tommy Smith’s quartet includes pianist/keyboardist Steve Hamilton and drummer Alyn Cosker off his 2005 Forbidden Fruit album, but this no less brilliant successor is very different. New is Kevin Glasgow on six-string electric bass, and the lingua franca has become an amalgam of Scottish, Irish and Arab folk elements spiced with funk, […]