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The Sophia Smith Quartet combines a mixture of traditional jazz elements with original modern jazz compositions. Sophia’s compositions create a unique blend of memorable melodies, lush harmony and improvisation, inspired by the compositions of Kenny Garrett, Chris Potter and Pat Metheny. The bright, yet warm sound of Sophia’s alto saxophone lends to the feel-good vibe of her compositions, which leave audiences uplifted. Listeners often describe the quartet’s music as unique since it appeals to many different musical tastes - it is rooted in the jazz tradition and has a deep exploration of structured and free improvisation, but at the same time, it has a fresh twist that is accessible to music lovers of all kinds due to the intriguing, sing-able melodies and pleasing sonorities

Windward Bound

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Track listing: Part I. The Calling, Part II. Ready Aye Ready, Part III. A Flat Boat is a Fast Boat, Part IV. The Tempest, Part V. Elegy, Part VI. Red Right Returning

Elevation

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Track listing: Bright; Meraki; Nocturne; Elevation; Dreams of My Past; Outlander; What I'm Looking For; Ultramarine.

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Sophia Smith: Elevation

Read "Elevation" reviewed by Thomas Fletcher

Initially from St. Thomas but now based in Toronto, Canada, saxophonist, composer and educator Sophia Smith has formed her own modern jazz ensemble, The Sophia Smith Quartet, showcasing her original compositions. Her work has been compared to that of saxophonists Kenny Garrett and Chris Potter, and guitarist Pat Metheny. This album reflects her recent experience within ...

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Big Bands, Orchestras and New Sounds

Read "Big Bands, Orchestras and New Sounds" reviewed by Bob Osborne

This week we focus on new releases interpreting pop hits in a big band style with Dave Stryker working with Bob Mintzer and the WDR Big Band; delivering solo piano compositions with a cinematic blend of classical, post-minimalist and traditional music courtesy of Kosta Jevtić, from Serbia; or incorporating folk elements into contemporary jazz by Kari ...

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Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
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