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November 15, 2013To: Listings/Critics/Features
From: Jazz Promo Services
Press Contact: Jim Eigo, jim@jazzpromoservices.com
www.jazzpromoservices.com
Announcing New CD
From Daniel Smith
‘Smokin’ Hot Bassoon Blues’Set For February 2014 Release On
Summit Records
This album is my 20th solo album to date, 15 classical, 2 crossover, and 5 jazz. After the tragedy of my beloved wife Judith dying of lung cancer in April of 2013, and at the urging of many friends and colleagues, I started to formulate the concept of a new recording project which would not only be something unique and special, but also honor her memory. In a sense, this album is more than just great music played by some of the best jazz artists to be found anywhere, but also of a very personal nature for me as I start to rebuild my life and musical career. Special thanks goes to Fernando Natilici who guided me through the conceptual process of this recording, the arrangements of Dutch pianist Robert Bosscher who also contributed ‘awesome’ solos on piano, and having Tom Lazarus as the producer/engineer of the music we recorded. Everyone involved in the project felt honored to be part of this very special recording, the likes of which has never been done before in the jazz and music worlds. I know you will be thrilled at hearing all this great music, as all the musicians were in putting our hearts and souls into each and every piece. As the cliche goes…’enjoy!’ – Daniel Smith

Kickstart – “Smokin’ Hot Bassoon Blues”

Daniel Smith on BassoonDaniel Smith on Bassoon (PHOTO: Fernando Natalici)

The A-Room at Stadiumred studios in New York City was host toDaniel Smith and his musicians as he began recording his newest project, Smokin’ Hot Bassoon Blues.  ”Its a miracle I found Stadiumed” says Smith as connects with legendary engineer, Tom Lazarus.  The album is Smith’s 20th to date.  The project is a passion of Smith’s as he’s dedicated the upcoming album (February, 2014 on Summit Records) to his late wife, Judith, who lost her battle with lung cancer in April 2013.

With arrangements by Dutch pianist, Robert Bosscher, the project includes works by Horace Silver (Senor Blues), Duke Ellington (C Jam BLues), Ray Charles (Hallelujah I Love Her So, What’d I Say), Charles Mingus (Better Get Hit In Your Soul), Nat Adderley (Hummin’), Jimmy Forrest (Night Train), Sonny Rollins (Blue Seven), Bobby Timmons (Moanin’), Jimmy Smith (Back At The Chicken Shack), Phil Woods (Eddie’s Blues) & Joe Henderson (Mamacita).

Daniel SmithDaniel Smith & his Smokin Hot Bassoon

Daniel is the only bassoonist performing & recording in the jazz and classical genres.  Daniel Smith’s historic 5 CD box set of the complete 37 Vivaldi bassoon concertos, recorded with the English Chamber Orchestra and The Zagreb Soloists, was chosen as ‘Best Concerto Recording’ of the Year’ by the Music Industry Association. His critically acclaimed jazz albums, ‘Bebop Bassoon’ and ‘The Swingin’ Bassoon’ (Zah Zah) were followed by ‘Blue Bassoon’ and ‘Bassoon Goes Latin Jazz!’ (Summit). Other recordings of Daniel Smith can be found on Vox, MHS, KemDisc, Pearl, Spectrum, Cambria, Regis, Crystal and Forum.

Winner of the annual Jazz Station Poll as ‘Player of the Year’, Daniel Smith has also been voted ‘Rising Star’ by the Downbeat critic’s poll and nominated twice by the Jazz Journalists Association as finalist for their ‘Player of the Year’ award. In Great Britain, Smith was designated as ‘Ambassador for the Bassoon, along with the City of Luton presenting the ‘Daniel Smith Season’; showcasing his talents in concerto performances, in recital with piano, and in a jazz concert with his quartet.

Funding for Smokin’ Hot Bassoon Blues comes from donations via Kicktarter.  Backers who pledge $20 or more get the Smokin Hot Bassoon Blues CD as well as one bonus CD – see link for details on double (2 CDs) and triple (3 CDs) rewards for bigger pledges:

LINK: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1163433837/smokin-hot-bassoon-blues

Recording  SessionDaniel Smith with Robert Bosscher, Michael O’Brien, Vince Ector (PHOTO: Fernando Natalici)

You can listen to a snip of Hummin’ on the Stadiumred Soundcloud:Hummin Snip by Stadiumred

“…A first rate bassoonist who particularly relishes the lyric possibilities of his instrument.”  -NY Times

TRACKS:
*Senor Blues (Horace Silver)
C Jam Blues  (Duke Ellington)
Hallelujah I Love Her So (Ray Charles)
*Better Get Hit In Your Soul (Charles Mingus)
Hummin’  (Nat Adderley)
*Night Train (Jimmy Forrest)
What’d I Say (Ray Charles)
Blue Seven  (Sonny Rollins)
*Moanin’  (Bobby Timmons)
Back at the Chicken Shack (Jimmy Smith)
* Eddie’s Blues (Phil Woods)
* Mamacita  (Joe Henderson)
* arrangement by Robert Bosscher
PERSONNEL
 Daniel Smith-Bassoon
Robert Bosscher-Piano/Arranger
Michael O’Brien-Bass
Vincent Ector-Drums
GUEST ARTISTS
Ron Jackson-Guitar
Efrat Shapira-Violin
Neil Clarke-Latin Percussion
Greg ‘Organ Monk’ Lewis-Jazz Organ
Frank Senior-Blues vocalist
 Summit Records: Release set for Feb. 2014For More Info About Daniel Smith Visit:
http://www.danielsmithbassoon.com
This E Mail Is Being Sent for Daniel Smith by:
Jim Eigo Jazz Promo Services T: 845-986-1677 E-Mail: jim@jazzpromoservices.com
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