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Clarence Smith is coordinator of music at Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley, where he teaches jazz history, music appreciation, and percussion. He also teaches on the college's Longview and Blue River campuses, and directs jazz ensembles at both Penn Valley and Blue River. In addition, he is the associate director of Kansas City Youth Jazz, a non-profit organization offering jazz education and performance to students in grades six through twelve. From 1993-2003, Smith was director of the jazz program at the Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts High School in the Kansas City, Mo
Label: ARC - Artists Recording Collective
Track listing: The Standards, Vol. 1 (ARC-2925)
6. Freedom Flight (Burnett, arr. CbQ)
Christopher Burnett - alto saxophone, composition, arranger, bandleader
Roger Wilder - piano
Bill McKemy - acoustic bass
Clarence Smith - drums
Charles Gatschet - guitar (2, 4-6)
by Kyle Simpler
Modern jazz can certainly take a variety of different forms, but standards still remain the foundation for many players. With The Standards Vol. 1, Christopher Burnett brings modern and traditional elements together in an excellent meeting. His approach is to bring a traditional approach to each song, whether it's a well-loved favorite or an original composition. ...