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Spanish Mist

by Robbie Smith

A wonderful collection of contemporary instrumental Jazz music with modern Latin influences. This original music CD features trumpet player Robbie Smith complemented by the classical guitar and a variety of other flavorful instruments. Just add margaritas
Genre: Jazz: Latin Jazz
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1. Spanish Mist
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2. More Cowbell, Please!
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3. Tijuana Gass
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4. Teri Mi Amore
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5. Bullfighter's Fanfare
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6. Bullfighter's Serenade
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7. Recuerdo A Mi Padre
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8. Night Wave
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9. Blue Autumn
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10. Gracias
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Spanish Mist is a wonderful instrumental collection of Jazz music written, arranged, and performed by Robbie Smith. The music flows from one song to the next each with a Latin flare that decidedly begins to permeate as the theme for this CD. Inspired by the memory of his father and newfound love, Robbie has written two beautiful songs titled “Recuerdo A Mi Padre” and “Teri Mi Amor.”

In a recent interview, Robbie recalls one of his first professional experiences playing with a band he joined in the early years which had a strong Latin influence. Playing with this band allowed him to expand his taste for Latin music. In later years, he immersed himself in a variety of musical styles, ranging from Latin to Disco to Big Band to Jazz, and everything in between.

When asked how he created the structure for his songs, Robbie explained: “Each song has its own way of being written. It varies from anything like a melody in my head to an emotion, thought or fragment of something else.”

Robbie comments on how the new equipment he has allows him to get extremely creative and quite inventive using a variety of his talents for accompaniment. This includes playing the guitar, keyboard, bass drums, and a plethora of other instruments, all the while staying true to the trumpet. “Initially, I wasn’t really into the new technology. It’s pretty amazing stuff,”said Robbie.

Robbie shared that when he sat down to write the song about his father, it wasn’t really planned. Choosing the major 7 chord which he doesn’t use very often resulted in a very beautiful, very soothing, heartfelt song. It wasn’t until after he wrote the melody that he started thinking about his father. “I was nearly finished when it occurred to me to dedicate it to someone close to me,” said Robbie. “It has nothing to do with the type of music he liked. I just thought it was a nice way to acknowledge my father and make peace with him in the heartwarming sounds I created. Also, I didn’t start out writing the song “Teri Mi Amor” with my girlfriend in mind. It just sort of developed into that,” Robbie explained. “This song has more powerful, dominant 7 chords which imply change and lead to elevating feelings.” As he got to the end he realized it might be a good song to name for his girlfriend, because it has a nice sound and great interaction with the guitar. Overall, this song is full of love and passion, and again the melody for this song just sort of fell into place.

In the song “More Cowbell, Please!” Robbie demonstrates his talents, including holding a high C note for an entire chorus. In a rather modest manner, Robbie explained how he wrote the melody first and then the song. In most of the other songs he wrote the song first and then the melody, surprisingly enough.

The inspiration for the song “Bullfighter’s Fanfare” came from one of his many trumpet influences, the very famous Raphael Mendez. Robbie fondly recalls a particular album he has with Mendez playing a duet with a classical guitar. In “Bullfighter’s Serenade” taking that same melody, Robbie further develops it into a song which has more modern Latin-based influences.

When asked how technology played a part in his latest musical endeavor, Robbie stated, “This is something that has only come around for me in the last couple of years. The music isn’t coming from the computer--it’s still coming from me! The computer is simply a vehicle for recording and provides a lot more creative freedom as a sideman musician. It’s been a lot of years of studying and playing with some of the best in the business to get to this point.”

As a musician who’s been in and around the business since he was a small boy, it is very clear that he is not just a trumpet player. Robbie Smith is also a composer, arranger, and producer of music.

By Teri Conrad, Entertainment Reviewer


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BK from Escondido

Great songs, great album! All good, no filler!
Rob,

I'm not just saying this because you're my friend BUT I really do like your new CD, Spanish Mist. And you know I've got 1,000s of CDs so I listen to alot of different music. I played it in the car soon after receiving it and I've loaded it onto my itunes. I'm listening to it right now.

1. Spanish Mist - Starts off with a Maynard-like sign on then BAM! The latin tempo with poppy beats alerts the listener that this quality album has something to offer everyone. I'm not a dancer but I can see people easily dancing some hot salsa on this one--good party song. Soaring trumpet! You're like a bird man!

2. More Cowbell, Please! - More soaring. Is that you playing the stacatto refrain or is that from the computer? Sounds great either way. Hide the fine crystal cause it won't survive your high note--that's lung power. You never do mention who played the cowbell. Is the title a reference to the SNL skit about BOC?

3. Tijuana Gass - More like Tijuana Grass and I do mean the smokable kind. Break out the bong because this one takes me back to the hazy, crazy days of the 70s and some fusion jazz with a psychodelic twinge. The keyboard sounds like like a bluesey B3 Hammond organ. I take it this is a knod to Herb Albert with the title and playing style. I loves me some Herb Albert! The only problem is this song's only 3 1/2 minutes long. Should be about 10.

4. Teri Mi Amor - Latin sounding via the carribean with the marimba sounds in the back. Where'd that come from? Your keyboard? It sounds authentic and I like hearing it in the backgrond. Real nice beat, it keeps the song moving right along and helps your trumpet build. Great guitar work on this one. How many takes to get that rift right? Don't matter cause it sounds awesome. Did you need to have your lip replaced toward the end? Nice high notes again.

5. Bullfighter's Fanfare - Guitar leads in on this one - surprise, and then the trumpet comes back to play a duet. Oh, that poor bullfighter.

6. Bullfighter's Serenade - But wait! It's not sad for the bullfighter because a slower tempo latin beat is here to cheer him up. Very nice. This one probably has the most Spanish "feel" in terms of trumpet playing but it's spiced up on tequilla a bit. To me, it has shades of Feguson's Conquistodor album which I love.

7. Recuerdo A Mi Padre - Hello guitars again. Hey very nice, mellow song to devote to B.K. or was it R.K.? I always forgot your Dad's initials but I kept thinking his was the same as mine. Anyways nice and breezy sound and the marimbas again? The trumpet's nice and laid back as well. Again, good guitar work.

8. Night Wave - I love the lead in--sounds kind of mysterious and it draws me in. I really like this track. It might be my favorite. You could jam on this in concert for about 30 - 60 minutes and that wouldn't bother me at all. Was this one a stretch for you because it's so different from any of your other work--at least I think so.

9. Blue Autumn - here's the spanish mist rolling in again and that's good. Nice and mellow again with a jazzy beat. Some good percussion work in the background, is that you again? I'm still waiting for the clunker in this album so it must be this last track...let me listen again.

10. Gracias - Translation: Thank You making a great album. Nice finish because there's some great soaring on this one as well. I like the keyboard work on this song because it has that echoey british 60s feel to it (at least to my ear). I don't know if you planned this but the final song wraps nicely back around to the beginning song almost like a wrap-around album ala Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" or Jethro Tull's "Thick as a Brick". This is my third listen and it still takes me a while to realize the CD has started over again.

You should really be proud of this one. Your hard work paid off. Hope you don't mind this e-mail being so long.

BK from Escondido
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