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Daniel Ian Smith


Daniel Ian Smith is a jazz composer, saxophonist, performer and educator with over 20 years of experience. He is an Associate Professor at the acclaimed Berklee College of Music in Boston where he has taught for over 15 years. Smith is in demand as a clinician, guest soloist and private teacher. He has performed throughout the United States, Japan, Germany,Mexico, Canada and England. In 1992, he founded Big and Phat Jazz Productions to serve as the production company for his Jazz in the Sanctuary Concert Series, as well as his ensembles and recording projects. Jazz in the Sanctuary Concert Series Smith is the founder/artistic director of the Jazz in the Sanctuary Concert Series in Brookline, MA which has produced over 85 concerts in the last 11 years


The Next Stage

Label: Big and Phat Jazz Productions
Released: 2021
Track listing: The Next Stage; The T and the Charles - Homage to Jimmy Giuffre; Funkissimo; No Answers, More Questions; Turnaround; Scrooge; Lydian Legacy, part one - Homage to George Russell; Lydian Legacy, part two - Homage to George Russell; Dances with Drums; Elegy for Jeff.



Label: Newvelle Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: La Senal; Karmavaleando; Plaisantriste; Christreza; Ti Mi Do; Biploarious; Winter Variations.

Article: Album Review

Brian McCarthy: The Better Angels of Our Nature

Read "The Better Angels of Our Nature" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Sassofonista e arrangiatore, insegnante all'Università del Vermont, Brian McCarthy è anche un appassionato di storia e ha pensato di realizzare un concept album ispirato alla guerra civile americana, presentando due suoi brani e sette temi dell'epoca arrangiati per medio organico. In questo nonet troviamo veterani come il trombettista Bill Mobley (già con Harold ...


Smokin' Hot Bassoon Blues

Label: Summit Records
Released: 2014
Track listing: Night Train; Hummin’; Better Get Hit in Your Soul; Back at the Chicken Shack; What’d I Say; Blue Seven; Senor Blues; Hallelujah I Love Her So; C Jam Blues; Eddie’s Blues; Moanin’; Mamacita.


Article: Album Review

Daniel Smith: Smokin' Hot Bassoon Blues

Read "Smokin' Hot Bassoon Blues" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

It is rare that a jazz album comes with laugh out loud moments but bassoonist Daniel Smith's Smokin' Hot Bassoon Blues is full of them. Unfortunately these do not appear to be intentional humorous attempts merely risibly poor performances. This is a shame as Smith is both an accomplished musician and a jazz connoisseur ...


Article: Album Review

Daniel Smith: Smokin' Hot Bassoon Blues

Read "Smokin' Hot Bassoon Blues" reviewed by Jack Bowers

All those who can resist reviewing--or reading a review about--a jazz / blues quartet led by a bassoonist, please raise your hands. No one? Very well, then, let us proceed. The bassoonist in question is Daniel Smith, and while his name may be unassuming, it would be good to report that there is nothing ordinary about ...


Breaking News

Released: 2012
Track listing: 01. Poco Picasso; 02. Wishful Thinking; 03. Breaking News; 04. Children's Waltz; 05. Warp 7, Now!; 06. Song Sung Long; 07. Trilogy: Thad's Pad, Strays, Willis.


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Jazz At NEC: September and October Highlights

Jazz At NEC: September and October Highlights

Wednesday, September 19, 1:30 p.m.: Fred Hersch Master Class, Brown Hall On tour to promote his latest two-disc album Alive at the Vanguard, NEC faculty member and alum Fred Hersch will present a master class with his working trio, featuring bassist Drew Gress and drummer Eric McPherson. Thursday, September 27, 1:00 p.m., Jason Moran and Dave ...

Article: Album Review

New World Jazz Composers Octet: Breaking News

Read "Breaking News" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Il saxofonista americano Daniel Ian Smith ha fondato il New World Jazz Composers Octet nel 2000, come veicolo per organizzare le energie dei talenti che con lui studiavano alla Berklee School of Music. La musica che questo ottetto ci propone è molto ben strutturata e parte sempre da composizioni rifinite che lasciano poco spazio all'improvvisazione o ...


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