Derek Smith

COMPOSERS: Various
LABELS: Arbors
PERFORMER: Derek Smith (p), Nicki Parrott (b), Joe Ascione (d)
CATALOGUE NO: ARCD 19247

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Crisp, swinging and ablaze with virtuosity without any showing-off, this is an exemplary piano trio date. Smith is a little-known veteran with Peterson-like chops and he handles even a familiar programme like this with superb panache. RC