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Giacomo Smith

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Tangent

Label: Swing Underground
Released: 2020
Track listing: Jaguar, Convergence, Dame Ivre, Tangent, Pseudo Nemesis, Pop Pop Blues, Alcatraz, Racer X, Talkie Walkie, Je ne sais pas, Bayou Blues

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Things Happened Here

Label: Ever / !K7
Released: 2020
Track listing: Riders; Dreamlane; Two Dancers; Sambre Et Meuse; Alcazar; Temple Of Bel; Sunnyland; Things Happened Here; Judgement.

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News: Recording

Michael Joseph Harris Releases New Albums Showcasing Contemporary And Traditional Gypsy Jazz

Michael Joseph Harris Releases New Albums Showcasing Contemporary And Traditional Gypsy Jazz

Inspired by the legendary Django Reinhardt (1910-1953), Baltimore guitarist and bandleader Michael Joseph Harris leads two Gypsy jazz bands. Comprised of the same core members, both are releasing their fourth albums in North America and Europe in 2020 on the Swing Underground label. With the help of numerous guest artists, they are busting the boundaries of ...

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Article: Album Review

Kansas Smitty's: Things Happened Here

Read "Things Happened Here" reviewed by Chris May


Kansas Smitty's is the house band at a London jazz bar of the same name. Band and bar are fronted by the American-Italian alto saxophonist, clarinetist and bass clarinetist Giacomo Smith, who with guitarist David Archer wrote most of the material on this album. The band's style embraces swing era Kansas City through to more recent ...

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Article: Album Review

Peter Horsfall: Nighthawks

Read "Nighthawks" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


The title of Peter Horsfall's Nighthawks may call to mind the iconic Edward Hopper painting, or maybe Tom Waits' Hopper-inspired Nighthawks At The Diner (Asylum, 1975). A few bars into “Nighthawks" it becomes obvious that Horsfall and Waits both take inspiration from the painting ("Nighthawks lead a lonely life...")--but Horsfall's melancholy vocal stands in sharp contrast ...

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Article: Album Review

Kansas Smitty's House Band: Kansas Smitty's

Read "Kansas Smitty's" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


Kansas Smitty's is the debut album from the eight-piece Kansas Smitty's House Band, a London-based octet with an open approach to the integration of many jazz styles. The result is a refreshingly original debut album filled with some of the catchiest and most engaging music around. House bands have a long history, playing regular ...


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