The Sound of Love

Format: CD
Release Date: 5/13/2016 Original Release Date: 1998
Album Personnel: Kenny Barron (Piano), Peter Washington (Acoustic Upright Bass), Billy Drummond (Drums)
Label: Linn Records
Availability: In Stock

This laid back program of classics by powerhouse jazz composers Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn adequately show Tommy Smith’s virtuosic saxophone playing. Smith does a fantastic job of keeping the composers’ intentions in mind, while still adding his own colors and textures to these classics. Smith is accompanied here by an all-star trio of musicians, including Kenny Barron, Peter Washington and Billy Drummond. Many of these tracks were recorded in just one take. This album was originally released in 1998, and is being re-issued here as part of Linn’s ECHO series.

1. Johnny Come Lately
Length: 06:18
2. The Star-Crossed Lovers
Length: 03:52
3. In a Sentimental Mood
Length: 04:24
4. A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing
Length: 06:59
5. Chelsea Bridge
Length: 06:48
6. Isfahan
Length: 08:45
7. Duke Ellington's Sound of Love
Length: 03:33
8. Sophisticated Lady
Length: 07:41
9. Passion Flower
Length: 04:07
10. Solitude
Length: 02:00
11. Prelude to a Kiss
Length: 06:37
12. Cottontail
Length: 06:32
Album Details
Disc Count: 1
Total Length: 67:36
UPC: 691062008433