Paul Smith Piano and Orchestra – Brazilian Detour (1966)

5 02 2012

Link original: Paul Smith Piano and Orchestra – Brazilian Detour (1966)
Publicado em: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 by zecalouro

This is the international and always inquisitive Bossa Nova post of the day provided by Caetano Rodrigues, The Great. Caetano show us Paul Smith, jazz pianist, widely known as Ella Fritzgerald’s conductor and pianist, an active studio musician with a brilliant technique. Paul Smith also worked with renowned Jazz figures, such as: Dizzy Gillespie, Anita O’Day, Buddy DeFranco, Louie Bellson, Steve Allen, Louie Bellson, Stan Kenton, Mel Torme and many others. Let’s check Caetano’s pick of the day, Paul Smith’s rendition to Bossa Nova.

This is Paul Smith Piano and Orchestra – Brazilian Detour (1966), for Warner. Paul Smith is a virtuoso piano player; he goes from the “liquid sounds” slow playing to a faster approach, hitting keys strongly. Paul Smith also leads the orchestra. Anyway, Caetano releases are self explanatory, nice discoveries that gets by surprise renowned Jazz enthusiasts at Loronix. Tracks include:

01 – One Note Samba
02 – Lullaby of Birdland
03 – Meditation
04 – The Lamp is Low
05 – Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars
06 – Brazilian Detour
07 – The Girl from Ipanema
08 – Discover
09 – How Insensitive
10 – So Nice
11 – More
12 – The Gnat

Last minute video: Ella Fritzgerald with Paul Smith, featuring Roy Eldridge (trumpet), Zoot Sims (sax), Keeter Betts (bass) and Mickey Roker (drums).


Este disco pode ser buscado no The Basement Rug.  E também na Rádio Forma e Elenco do Martoni.

Quanto ao vídeo, graças ao amigo bOssas nOvas, ele agora está disponível.

Achei mais dois vídeos da Ella Fitzgerald com o Paul Smith. O primeiro tem a mesma formação indicada pelo Zeca, mas faltam o saxofonista e o trumpetista:

O segundo tem o Paul Smith no piano, mas não sei o restante da formação: