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Charlie Smith has developed a unique sound as a composer and arranger as well as a saxophonist and pianist. Charlie Smith Circle, his eleven-piece jazz ensemble, has recently released its first album on Conduit Records. The record, Ahead and Behind, features Charlie's creative compositions and arrangements as well as some of the hottest jazz musicians in the Northwest. After three years away from the saxophone Charlie is now focusing on soprano as his primary performance instrument. Currently he is performing his compositions with the Victor Noriega Trio as well as much of the material from Victor's new record, Stone's Throw, for which Charlie was the Producer.


Dawn Clement Tempest/Cobalt

Label: Self Released
Released: 2013


Elsa Nilsson

Label: Self Released
Released: 2013


Victor Noriega Stonesthrow

Label: Self Released
Released: 2004


Article: Extended Analysis

Charlie Smith Circle: Ahead and Behind

Read "Charlie Smith Circle: Ahead and Behind" reviewed by Peter Aaron

Charlie Smith Circle Ahead and Behind Conduit Records 2004 Seattleite Charlie Smith has his roots as a saxophonist, studying under the late, great Don Lanphere; he’s also had Dave Peck as a piano tutor, trombone trendsetter Julian Priester as a sideman, and Jim Knapp as an instructor in ...


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