Assembly Direct - concert proposal

TOMMY SMITHsaxophonist and composeris available for bookings for 2005, in three great line-ups.Saxophonist Tommy Smith is Scotland's foremost jazz musician and composer, and an internationally acclaimed soloist and bandleader. His cv includes a total of twenty albums under his own name for Blue Note, Linn and his own Spartacus label Ð from collaborations with Gary Burton aged 18, to last years project with John Scofield, Joe Lovano and John Patitucci."Smith is an intense, exciting improviser with a dark compelling tone, and one of the finest composers in contemporary jazz" (Time Out)"he comes across as a true star, inhabiting the sound of his saxophone in a way very few players anywhere in the world are capable of" (Independent on Sunday)2005 THE PROJECTS Tommy Smith QuartetEmbracing the straightahead jazz tradition "with his strong lyrical gift and plangent tone, Smith stands out, even in the crowded field of superb contemporary tenor saxophonists " (Observer).  Celebrating the release of a new album of Smith originals.Tommy Smith (tenor saxophone), Steve Hamilton (piano), Aidan OÕDonnell (bass), Alyn Cosker (drums).Tommy Smith / Brian Kellock DuoMasterful duo set from the two giants of Scottish jazz. "Bright and engaging on a sublime set É with sparks flying all over the place" (Jazz Review).Tommy Smith (tenor saxophone), Brian Kellock (piano).Tommy Smith Alone At Last"Hauntingly beautiful" (Amazon).  Smith plays solo with an array of subtle electronics and pre-recorded tapes (from birdsong, to crashing waves and poetry), allowing him to create emotive and stirring soundscapes - "it's genuinely amazing stuff"  (Independent).To book please contact: Fiona Alexander on +44 (0)131 553 4000 E-mail: fiona@assemblydirect.ednet.co.ukWebsites: www.tommuysmith.co.uk / www.spartacusrecords.co.uk