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Walter Smith III/Matthew Stevens/Joel Ross/Harish Raghavan/Marcus Gilmore: In Common (Whirlwind)

If you keep up with current developments in jazz, you’ve heard the five players in this collective ensemble in their roles as sidemen in cutting-edge bands: tenor saxophonist Walter Smith III and bassist Harish Raghavan with Ambrose Akinmusire; guitarist Matthew Stevens with Linda May Han Oh; vibraphonist Joel Ross with Marquis Hill; drummer Marcus Gilmore … Read More “Walter Smith III/Matthew Stevens/Joel Ross/Harish Raghavan/Marcus Gilmore: In Common (Whirlwind)”

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Walter Smith III: Still Casual

Tenor saxophonist Walter Smith III assembles a stellar cast of collaborators here, all of whom he has played with in various constellations: Taylor Eigsti (piano), Matthew Stevens (guitar), Harish Raghavan (bass), Kendrick Scott (drums) and guest Ambrose Akinmusire (trumpet), who appears on three tracks. Focused on composition, the album consists of 10 originals written with … Read More “Walter Smith III: Still Casual”

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