An album encompassing the time the group spent with Marlon Mackey (vocals). Featuring Paul Perez (sax), Justin Kirk on (trombone), Patrick Contreras (violin), Cesareo Garasa (drums), Fernando Montoya (bass), Caleb Moore (bass on "I'm Yours"), Salvador Galindo (guitar on "Torture") James Russell (auxiliary sax on Have I Told You), and Jay Smith (keys). Recorded at Triple Seven Recording with Paricee McGriff.
Sometimes, the venues only call for a trio! This album represents a series of dates recorded as live as possible with Fernando Montoya on bass, Cesareo Garasa on electric drums and Jay Smith on keys/synth.
When we play as a trio, we tend to use that time to stretch out more and expand our horizons.
I've chosen to keep the mistakes in for posterity. See how many you can spot!
Featuring a diverse group of musicians, Smith's latest record, Too Many Notes, was titled by his fans based on his reputation for a blisteringly fast playing style. Patrick Contreras on electric violin, Jay Jay Hicks on 8 string bass, Cesareo Garasa on drums, Fernando Montoya on electric bass, James Russell on double saxes (tenor/alto) and a variety of others are featured on this release.
ALL ABOUT JAZZ Jay Smith Group: Unashamed Portrayal (2012)
By GLENN ASTARITA, Published: September 1, 2012 Jay Smith Group: Unashamed Portrayal California-based keyboardist Jay Smith's worldly musical views radiate mightily, as he borrows from the past and reformulates a refreshingly modern vibe, spanning jazz-fusion, blues-rock and more. He also injects panache into the proceedings and garners top-notch support, while fusing a coalition of memorable melodies with a rather ferocious improvisational element. The keyboardist incorporates a vastly entertaining subsystem with penetrating frameworks amid various climactically oriented rhythmical drivers.