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Terry Myers: Smiles

Read "Smiles" reviewed by Andrew J. Sammut

Tuneful, swinging and technically polished. Terry Myers isn't worried about anything else jazz is “supposed" to be. Smiles is a relaxed yet energetic romp through some standards, ballads and blues that the Florida-based saxophonist clearly loves to play. There's nothing complex or innovative here, just four musicians having a good time and looking to take the listener along. A jumping “Them There Eyes" introduces Myers's straightforward approach to contemporary swing. He crafts phrases with rhythm and reason ...

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The Terry Myers Orchestra: A Tribute to Benny Goodman

Read "A Tribute to Benny Goodman" reviewed by Jack Bowers

In this earnest salute to the King of Swing, clarinetist Terry Myers and his splendid Florida–based orchestra frame impressive likenesses of songs that helped make Benny Goodman a household name when big bands ruled the musical world. While there’s nothing here that one hasn’t heard before, there’s also nothing that’s not worth hearing again (that’s what made the Swing Era so special), and Myers and Co. stroll resolutely and unapologetically down “the sunny side of the street.” It’s clear they ...


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