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The James Hughes - Jimmy Smith Quintet

The HSQ is a Detroit-based jazz quintet that performs original music with purpose. The group is spearheaded by Saxophonist James Hughes & trumpeter Jimmy Smith, the group features the rhythm section of Phil Kelly, Takashi Iio and Nate Winn. The quintet formed in the autumn of 2012 with the purpose of promoting their brand of Detroit be- bop. Fresh tunes, tight ensemble work, intriguing solos and music that swings are among the groups trademarks. Jimmy and James are both first-call freelancing musicians in Detroit and have performed with jazz giants like Jimmy Heath, Dave Liebman, Richie Cole, John Clayton, Jerry Bergonzi, Jim Rotondi, Michael Phillip Mossman, Steve Wilson, and Kenny G

Motion

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2018
Track listing: The Runaround; Intersections; Waxwing; Sidamo; Elizabeth; Rue; Wanting More; Promenade with Molly; Gig Fries; Chips & Slaw.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Hughes Smith Quintet: Motion

Read "Motion" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Detroit's Hughes/Smith Quintet keeps the hard bop flame burning in this follow up to Ever Up & Onward (Self Produced, 2015). The album shares the same personnel--this has been a working band since 2013, and they sound like it--and the same positive energy. The program is all originals this time. Trumpeter Jimmy Smith's “The ...

Ever Up & Onward

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2016
Track listing: Audio Culture; Dots; Luca's Interlude; East Detroit; There Is A Balm In Gilead; Drum Intro; Viridian; Zebras, Penguins and Bunny Rabbits; Keepin' It Real; Transgender Fenderbender; I'll Remember April; I'll Close My Eyes.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

James Hughes & Jimmy Smith Quintet: Ever Up & Onward

Read "Ever Up & Onward" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Detroit was once a vital jazz center, contributing some of the major hard bop artists of the 1960s: Hank, Thad, and Elvin Jones, Tommy Flanagan, Barry Harris, Paul Chambers, Kenny Burrell, and Ron Carter, just to name a few. The James Hughes & Jimmy Smith Quintet honors that tradition by playing mostly original hard bop with ...


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