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Stephen Smith Sings

by Stephen Smith

Stephen Smith Sings is a collage of various songs paired with an array of special musicians that have all touched Stephen's life and music. From legendary pianist Tony Zano to guitarist Jon Wheatley, each musical added something special to these classic
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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1. When Lights Are Low
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2. I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)
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3. Summer Me, Winter Me
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4. Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans
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5. How About You
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6. Sweet Lorraine
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7. You Are There
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8. My Shining Hour
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9. I Keep Going Back to Joe's
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10. Isn't It a Pity
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11. I'm Just a Lucky so and So
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12. The Gentle Rain
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Stephen Smith - Vocals
Tony Zano – Piano (tracks 3, 6, 9, 12)
Jon Wheatley – Guitar (tracks 2, 4, 7, 10, 13)
Trio – (tracks 1, 8) Jack Senior, Piano, Dave Landoni, Bass, David Hurst (drums)
Quartet (tracks 5, 11) – Jack Senior, Piano, Dave Landoni, Bass, David Hurst (drums), and Jay Silva (tenor)

Produced by Stephen Smith
Recorded by Bob Patton (Thin Ice Productions), Peter Kontrimas (PBS Studios), and Bill Mason (Second Story Studios). Edited/Mastered by George Trksak (Bop Stop Studios).


Notes by Steve Koretz

When Lights Are Low - Steve brings just the right mixture of romance and swing to this great Benny Carter and Spencer Williams song. Steve and the trio are truly in sync and swinging hard.

I’m Confessin’ - I’m confessing to you listeners, that this version of an understated rhythm tune will make you want to dance.

Summer Me Winter Me - A romantic and warm gem by LeGrand/Bergman, once again pairs Tony and Steve who paint a charming image of love and romance.

Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans? – Once again showcases John Wheatley’s masterful interpretation. Steve’s singing conveys the simple yet powerful story of this famous standard.

How About You? - Once again Steve returns to a rubato A section. The trio swings with precision and feeling and a Jay Silva tenor solo highly accentuates the groove.

Sweet Lorraine - A great song made famous by the Nat King Cole Trio. This duet swings with gusto and respect and includes a sparkling full chorus piano solo by Tony Zano.

You Are There - A Dave Frishberg/Johnny Mandel tune. Their rendition is at once gentle, a little sad, and filled with the longing for a lost relationship.

My Shining Hour - An exquisite Mercer/Arlen song. Here, the rubato first chorus is followed by some hard trio swinging, including a half chorus of Steve’s high-energy scat.

Going Back to Joe’s - Steve and brilliant pianist, Tony Zano create an intimate ambiance into this saloon song.

Isn't It A Pity?¬¬ – John and Steve together caress a lovely version of this classic and sophisticated George and Ira Gershwin song.

I’m Just a Lucky So and So - This one had me clapping and shakin’ my shoulders, as Steve and the Jack Senior Quartet lay out a happy bouncing swing.

How About You? - Once again Steve returns to a rubato A section. The trio swings with precision and feeling and a Jay Silva tenor solo highly accentuates the groove.

Gentle Rain - Luis Bonfa’s, Gentle Rain with lyrics by Matt Dubby evokes a powerful love story beautifully nuanced by the duet of Steve and guitarist, John Wheatley. John’s solo is tender and understated. The intimate communication between John and Steve is stunning.

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