Smith, Lee / My Kind Of Blues
Album:My Kind Of Blues Collection:Jazz
Artist:Smith, Lee Added:Jul 2015
Label:Vectodisc Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2015-07-17 Pull Date:2015-09-18 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Sep 20Sep 13Sep 6Aug 30Aug 23Aug 16Aug 9Aug 2

Recent Airplay
1.Mar 24, 2022:Rebop (rebroadcast from Aug 7, 2015)
Afro Blue
4.Sep 17, 2015:Clean Copper Radio
Afro Blue
2.Jul 10, 2021:Music Casserole (rebroadcast from Aug 22, 2015)
My Kind Of Blues
5.Sep 11, 2015:Rebop
High Step
3.Jul 07, 2017:Rebop
High Step, Afro Blue
6.Sep 04, 2015:Rebop
Afro Blue

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2015-07-16 

Lee Smith is a veteran Philly-based session bass player (Mongo Santamaria, Odean Pope, others) and Christian McBride’s dad. The unusual ensemble here includes trumpet, soprano sax, flute, piano and drums. Some tracks tend toward pop, but the record is a good listen.

All instrumental. No FCC issues.

1 * Mid-tempo to fast. Energetic. Beginning & end have trumpet & flute trading a soulful song-like melody. Middle is a livelier bridge led by soprano sax. (5:33)
2 * Mid-tempo. Swingin’ toe-tapping number. Trumpet & soprano sax trade leads.Strong, steady rhythm by piano, bass, drums. Midway, there’s an extended bass solo. (6:57)
3 Mid-tempo. Elevator Muzak rendition of a 60s R&B (Delfonics) hit. Just ghastly. (5:29)
4 Slow. Melancholy ballad on bowed bass, backed by quiet piano, flute, brushes. (7:23)
5 * Mid-fast. Flute, bass and lots of Latin perc featured on fun, festive number. (5:01)
6 Mid-fast. Flute and soprano sax take long choruses. Long bass solo in middle. (5:48)
7 Mid-fast. By now, I’m tiring of joyous, pretty pop melodies on the flute.  (6:25)
8 ** Mid-fast. First section is bass with responses by the band. Then a section of long solos by sopr sax, trumpet, bass, piano. Repeats opening theme. Soulful, happy number. (8:29)

Track Listing
1.Afro Blue 5.Latinesque
2.High Step 6.Alone Together
3.Didn't I 7.Brighter Days
4.When Sunny Gets Blue 8.My Kind Of Blues