The Reggie Pittman & Loren Daniels Quartet | Smilessence

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by The Reggie Pittman & Loren Daniels Quartet

“Smilessence” is a deeply grooving session of original pieces from a “working band” of seasoned jazz performers that digs in and delivers the “goods” on rhythmic feels from up tempo burners to funk, reggae, calypso and ballads.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz quartet
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1. Knee High to a Bee Bop
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2. Sco-Ho-Ho
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3. Consternation
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4. There Is No Greater Love
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5. You Better Say Alice
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6. Smilessence
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7. Change
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8. 2 Hip 2 B
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9. Straight Up
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10. Shaky Leg, Pt. 2
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11. And It Goes On
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The greatly anticipated second release by the Reggie Pittman/Loren Daniels Quartet, “Smilessence”, is a deeply grooving session from beginning to end! Each member of the quartet (Reggie Pittman - trumpet/flugelhorn, Loren Daniels - piano/elec. piano/organ, Mike Richmond - bass, Jonathon Peretz - drums) shines throughout this recording. This “working band” of seasoned jazz performers digs in and delivers the “goods” on the great variety of rhythmic feels that comprise “Smilessence”. From up tempo burners to funk, reggae, calypso and ballads, the 11 original compositions and arrangements by Daniels and Pittman grab your ears and never let go! “Smilessence” is here — put on the box and feel your smile begin!

"Although this ensemble delivers mostly original music, the music presented is very accessible and successfully rendered, in my opinion. When listening to thoughtful, swinging, melodic, and harmonically interesting Jazz, one will always hear something new that was missed the first time around. Smilessence, is that kind of recording that will demand, intrigue, and entice repeated listenings. The operative word is listening without simultaneous multitasking. Only then will you truly appreciate the collective efforts of the Reggie Pittman/Loren Daniels Quartet. BRAVO!" - Rufus Reid - Jazz Bassist/Composer/Educator

"Jazz pioneers and songwriters, Reggie Pittman and Loren Daniels have released a second CD with their quartet. Comprised of formidable jazz talent, the group has endowed the songs on “Smilessence” with moods and textures that make the album different from what is expected...From the first song, to the title track, a mood is set. There is an urbanity about the work...there are deep grooves and swaying rhythms throughout. But the dynamics, especially when one of Pittman’s horns is showcased, or Daniels’ finds a catchy piano motif to wrap around an improvised section, keep the songs moving.
The entire CD is an excellent example of modern jazz (with) excellent examples of what The Reggie Pittman/Loren Daniels Quartet can accomplish." - Dodie Miller-Gould -

"Stopping at various jazz ports of call, this crew gets to grooving early and often on this sweet set that follows the muse but doesn't follow the rules. Tasty stuff from real jazzbos out to spread the good vibes, this little cooker is a real attention grabber." - CHRIS SPECTOR, Editor and Publisher Midwest Record



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