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Contemporary Vibes

Richard Smith: Living 'Soulidified'

Read "Richard Smith:  Living 'Soulidified'" reviewed by Cheryl Hughey


Irish poet William Butler Yeats once said, “In dreams begins responsibility.” These are the words that best describe soul jazz guitarist Richard Smith.

Richard Smith wasn’t always a jazz guitarist. Although Smith studied classical guitar for twelve years he found himself drawn to more groove oriented music. “I’ve always liked soul music and more earthy stuff,” shared Smith. He would go on to serve as a sideman for such names as Marc Antoine, Rick Braun, Richard Elliot, Warren ...

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Album Review

Richard Smith: Flow

Read "Flow" reviewed by Paula Edelstein


Flow, Richard Smith’s second release on Heads Up International is the total solution to multimedia “connexity.” Click. VIDEO: Exterior: Los Angeles: A day-in-the-life-of Richard Smith featuring the infamous LA traffic encountered on his way to work with his “smooth” recording staff. Click: MUSIC CD: Interior recording studio: The musicologist, composer and performer plays excellent guitar on nine tracks, including a blues-flavored rendition of Miles Davis’ “Milestones.” Joined by his Los Angeles based band, Tim Redfield, Larry Antonino and Moyes Lucas, ...

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Album Review

Richard Smith: First Kiss

Read "First Kiss" reviewed by Paula Edelstein


First Kiss is coming soon to a CD Rom drive near you! Richard Smith’s debut released in 1997 on Heads Up International is an imaginative full-length music CD and multimedia CD-Rom with a video, artist profile, free internet access for 30 days and much more. This innovative concept advances smooth jazz toward the next millennium with Richard Smith playing nine songs on acoustic and electric guitar. Smith produced a major technical accomplishment and wrote five of the compositions. The CD ...


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