Mr. C. W. Smith

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 94% (472 of 504)
Birthday: 2 Oct
In My Own Words:
I am a long time Rock, Blues and Jazz fan and currently have a collection of about 4,000 CD's & LPs.

My favourite Rock Acts are: Madball, The Doors, Pearl Jam, The Rolling Stones, The Seeds, Korn, Little Feat, Metallica, Love, Megadeth, Opeth, The 13th Floor Elevators, Darkthrone, The Electric Prunes, REM, The Standels, Green On Red, Music Machine, The Rain Parade...

My favourite Blues Artists a… Read more
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 161,175 - Total Helpful Votes: 472 of 504
Rising Son ~ Takuya Kuroda
Rising Son ~ Takuya Kuroda
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blue Note Debut, 21 Mar 2014
Kuroda's Blue Note debut sees him stepping out from the shadow of vocalist Jose James whose band he has played in for several years now and most of whom appear on this sterling recording.

I was first attracted to this recording on hearing the title track, initially thinking it was Nils Petter Molvaer with it's light, tight blowing over a ethereal electronic beat but I was pleasantly surprised on purchase that Takuya has a super cool burnished tone all of his own and each track is a little gem.

There are 6 original pieces, all are tight and exquisitely played by a band, as I stated above, whose core is in Mr James's regular unit. Afro Blues and Sometime, Somewhere,… Read more
Mu Vol.1 ~ Don Cherry
Mu Vol.1 ~ Don Cherry
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Masterful Duo, 15 July 2009
Don Cherry took part in the 1969 Actuel festival held at Amougie in Belgium along with Free Jazz stars 'The Art Ensemble Of Chicago', manic pianist 'Dave Burrel', drummer 'Sunny Murray' and the amazing Archie Shepp.
This LP and its sister Mu 2 were recorded at sessions on the 22nd August 1969 and represent a meeting of minds.

Ed Blackwell (ex Ornette) had just returned from Morocco were he had been absorbing the local music scene.

The interplay is fantastic as both men bounce ideas around Cherry switching to flute and piano as Blackwell runs through his arsenal of percussion.

If you liked Coltrane and Ali on Interstellar Space this should be your next… Read more
Transformer ~ Lou Reed
Transformer ~ Lou Reed
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Co-Produced by David Bowie and with a Stella line up of musicians including the awesome guitar of Mick Ronson and the master multi-instrumentalist Herbie Flowers Lou Reed's chronicle of gay life in New York is a classic from the opening riff of 'Vicious' to the Flowers arranged cabaret of 'Goodnight Ladies'.
Needing a boost after the failure of his patchy 'Lou Reed' debut for RCA Reed agreed to allow Bowie to co-produce with guitarist extraordinaire and current Spider, Mick Ronson (this edition of the CD allows you to see how the team turned Reeds rough masters into polished classics with the addition of the acoustic demo versions of 'Hangin' Round' and 'Perfect Day')and what a meeting… Read more

Wish List

Offering - Live At Temple University ~ John Coltrane
Guitar In The Space Age ~ Bill Frisell
Silk and Salt Melodies ~ Louis Sclavis
Silk and Salt Melodies ~ Louis Sclavis
Forever Young ~ Jacob Young
Forever Young ~ Jacob Young
Spark of Life ~ Marcin Wasilewski
Spark of Life ~ Marcin Wasilewski