Songs of Sara P. Smith
Dizzy Gillespie, Carla Bley, Martha Wainwright, Ambrosia Parsley,The Blue Meanies, John Hollenbeck, Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus,Sam Taylor, Jr., Bernadette Peters,Smokey Hormel...What do these and many more have in common? They have had Sara P. Smith playing music with them! PLEASE KEEP READING FOR INFO ON MORE GREATS PLAYING "SONGS OF SARA P. SMITH" Sara P. Smith hails from the desert around and about Tucson AZ. Most of her career has been as a trombone player. Sps has travelled and recorded internationally lending her trombone sound to the records of really great groovy people like Tortoise, Shivaree, Henri, and Tracey Theilen. Sara was based out of Chicago for much of the 90's where she was part of the bands Isotope 217("The Unstable Molecule"-Thrill Jockey) and The Chicago Underground Orchestra("Playground"-Delmark) . Smith moved back home after a decade away and ernestly began her songwriting. Rather, she put down her horn and listened as the songs began to form. Mrs. Smith loves to write songs and play them on the piano and sing them. She loves lizards and making kids laugh. Currently her favorite color is yellow/saffron. Her new album: SONGS OF SARA P. SMITH is extremely special. It's beauty and magic run deep. Sara's songs are performed by others on this disc-vocalists MARTHA WAINWRIGHT, AMBROSIA PARSLEY, ERIK DELLA PENNA, AND ED PASTORINI. ED plays pianos as well, next to JEFF HILL on basses and GEORGE JAVORI on drums. There are dynamite strings arranged by the illustrious JANE SCARPANTONI who also plays cello on the album. The vision began with a demo mailed by sps to her friend DUKE MCVINNIE. Duke decided a record was in order and being the visionary he is he took Sara's voice/piano collection and came up with the collection of musicians named above. Duke co-produced the record with BRANDON MASON, who engineered it. And we all had a ball at the studio that is tops so far in my book : Allaire Studios in New York State. BEST WISHES TO ALL READERS AND LISTENERS.