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Tommy Smith

Gymnopédie

Tommy Smith
Personnel:

also feat. Murray McLachlan

released: 1998

Label: Lynn Records

Catalogue no.: AKD 103

About the album

Released in 1998, Gymnopedie: The Classical Side of Tommy Smith, was recorded with his regular duo partner, classical pianist Murray McLachlan. The disc featured music by Satie, Bartok, Grieg and Chick Corea, and Smith’s Sonatas No. 1 “Hall of Mirrors” and No. 2 “Dreaming With Open Eyes”, based on Michael Tucker’s book of the same title.

Reviews

Powerful yet lyrical works, they offer opportunities for improvisation and Smith employs a jazzman’s expressive tone to haunting and thrilling effect.

Inverness Courier

A confirmation of Tommy Smith’s remarkable gifts… a blend of the thoughtful, the feelingful and the decidedly adventurous.

Crescendo and Jazz Magazine

Classical pianist Murray McLachlan enters entirely into the spirit of Smith’s art.

The Recorder Magazine