, but Smale hasn't come out of nowhere. In 2000, he released the album Fun City in his home country and received plenty of airplay and critical acclaim and in 2009 he moved to New York and since then he has become a vital addition to the jazz scene in the city.
New York is celebrated on "NYC Love Affair," a cool, swinging tune that sways along with elegant guitar patterns and a groove that goes directly into the blood. Smale is supported by the trio Tri-Fi
's "Confirmation" with the chords from the standard "Autumn leaves" in a bold, but successful experiment called "Autumn Confirmation."
It is a testimony to Smale's unique approach to his instrument that he plays on custom-made seven string-guitars and this isn't a gimmick, but rather reflects his need of being able to express himself fully on his instrument without any limitations.
Out of the Blue marks the arrival of a superb guitar stylist who knows the sound he wants and plays with confidence and awareness of jazz tradition and is able to craft memorable compositions
Track Listing: New Start; Blues To Yous; Yes and No; Jazzenco; Night Drive; She Knows
Me; Autumn Confirmation; NYC Love Affair; Original Sin.
Personnel: Adam Smale: guitar; Matthew Fries: piano: Phil Palombi: bass; Keith