Digital Albums

Portrait

Melvin Smith

Download: Your price

Portrait

Album download

Please choose a price: $ USD ($7.00 or more)

Please pay at least $7.00

or close

"Portrait is an honest representation of an artist willing to take chances while respecting the musical traditions of his past. Smith has the potential to reach a broad audience without compromising an ounce of artistic integrity." - John Barron "All About Jazz"

Read more… close
0:00 / ???
  1. 1
    Your price

    Lord I Lift Name on High

    Track download

    Please choose a price: $ USD ($0.80 or more)

    Please pay at least $0.80

    or close
    0:00 / 5:26
  2. 2
    Your price

    Go Down Moses/Wade in The Water

    Track download

    Please choose a price: $ USD ($0.80 or more)

    Please pay at least $0.80

    or close
    0:00 / 6:54
  3. 3
    Your price

    Manasseh

    Track download

    Please choose a price: $ USD ($0.80 or more)

    Please pay at least $0.80

    or close
    0:00 / 4:11
  4. 4
    Your price

    Trylenera Part 1

    Track download

    Please choose a price: $ USD ($0.80 or more)

    Please pay at least $0.80

    or close
    0:00 / 2:13
  5. 5
    Your price

    Someday We'll All Be Free

    Track download

    Please choose a price: $ USD ($0.80 or more)

    Please pay at least $0.80

    or close
    0:00 / 2:45
  6. 6
    Your price

    1750 Washington St

    Track download

    Please choose a price: $ USD ($0.80 or more)

    Please pay at least $0.80

    or close
    0:00 / 4:36
  7. 7
    Your price

    God Bless The Child

    Track download

    Please choose a price: $ USD ($0.80 or more)

    Please pay at least $0.80

    or close
    0:00 / 10:52
  8. 8
    Your price

    Trylenera Part 2

    Track download

    Please choose a price: $ USD ($0.80 or more)

    Please pay at least $0.80

    or close
    0:00 / 4:23
  9. 9
    Your price

    We Shall Overcome

    Track download

    Please choose a price: $ USD ($0.80 or more)

    Please pay at least $0.80

    or close
    0:00 / 7:38

I Surrender All

Melvin Smith

Download: Your price

I Surrender All

Album download

Please choose a price: $ USD ($8.00 or more)

Please pay at least $8.00

or close

A proficient saxophonist with a knack for writing catchy tunes (such as his “Burgoyne Dr”), Melvin Smith reveals deep gospel roots in his modernist takes on the traditional hymns “I Surrender All” and “Amazing Grace” and his buoyantly swinging “The Joy of the Lord.” He also delivers faithful renditions of Bobby Watson’s “In Case You Missed It” and Cedar Walton’s “Firm Roots,” and turns in an affecting duet with pianist Hubert Eaves III on Horace Silver’s haunting ballad “Peace.”- Bill Milkowski Jazz Times Magazine

Read more… close
0:00 / ???
  1. 1
    Your price

    Burgoyne Dr

    Track download

    Please choose a price: $ USD ($0.80 or more)

    Please pay at least $0.80

    or close
    0:00 / 7:22
  2. 2
    Your price

    I Surrender All

    Track download

    Please choose a price: $ USD ($0.80 or more)

    Please pay at least $0.80

    or close
    0:00 / 4:01
  3. 3
    Your price

    Mom and Pop

    Track download

    Please choose a price: $ USD ($0.80 or more)

    Please pay at least $0.80

    or close
    0:00 / 8:16
  4. 4
    Your price

    We Shall Not Be Moved/Firm Roots

    Track download

    Please choose a price: $ USD ($0.80 or more)

    Please pay at least $0.80

    or close
    0:00 / 8:29
  5. 5
    Your price

    Speak To My Heart

    Track download

    Please choose a price: $ USD ($0.80 or more)

    Please pay at least $0.80

    or close
    0:00 / 2:35
  6. 6
    Your price

    Baby Sister

    Track download

    Please choose a price: $ USD ($0.80 or more)

    Please pay at least $0.80

    or close
    0:00 / 5:39
  7. 7
    Your price

    Amazing Grace

    Track download

    Please choose a price: $ USD ($0.80 or more)

    Please pay at least $0.80

    or close
    0:00 / 4:25
  8. 8
    Your price

    In Case You Missed It

    Track download

    Please choose a price: $ USD ($0.80 or more)

    Please pay at least $0.80

    or close
    0:00 / 6:24
  9. 9
    Your price

    The Joy Of The Lord

    Track download

    Please choose a price: $ USD ($0.80 or more)

    Please pay at least $0.80

    or close
    0:00 / 5:58
  10. 10
    Peace 17:26
    Your price

    Peace

    Track download

    Please choose a price: $ USD ($0.80 or more)

    Please pay at least $0.80

    or close
    0:00 / 17:26

Evidence

Melvin Smith

Download: Your price

Evidence

Album download

Please choose a price: $ USD ($8.00 or more)

Please pay at least $8.00

or close

Unveiling his third release as a leader, soulful New York saxophonist Melvin Smith borrows from the great Thelonious Monk for the title piece as well as taking a page from George Gershwin, Pat Metheny and McCoy Tyner among others in crafting a ten-piece program of post bop music. Beginning the album with a 1960s post bop rendition of “Lift Every Voice and Sing," Smith engages in a musical conversation with his tenor saxophone covering a lot of ground and different styles throughout this disc. Melvin Smith is clearly one of the finest reed men in the jazz business today and this latest effort adds to an already sturdy foundation that the saxophone is in very good hands with Smith. One listen to Evidence provides all the proof you need to affirm that assertion. -Edward Blanco "E Jazz News"

Read more… close
0:00 / ???
  1. 1
    Your price

    Lift Every Voice and Sing

    Track download

    Please choose a price: $ USD ($0.80 or more)

    Please pay at least $0.80

    or close
    0:00 / 2:50
  2. 2
    Your price

    James (For April)

    Track download

    Please choose a price: $ USD ($0.80 or more)

    Please pay at least $0.80

    or close
    0:00 / 5:18
  3. 3
    Your price

    Evidence

    Track download

    Please choose a price: $ USD ($0.80 or more)

    Please pay at least $0.80

    or close
    0:00 / 6:11
  4. 4
    Your price

    Trylenera Part III

    Track download

    Please choose a price: $ USD ($0.80 or more)

    Please pay at least $0.80

    or close
    0:00 / 4:43
  5. 5
    Your price

    Golden

    Track download

    Please choose a price: $ USD ($0.80 or more)

    Please pay at least $0.80

    or close
    0:00 / 5:05
  6. 6
    Your price

    Afronomical

    Track download

    Please choose a price: $ USD ($0.80 or more)

    Please pay at least $0.80

    or close
    0:00 / 6:08
  7. 7
    Your price

    Summertime

    Track download

    Please choose a price: $ USD ($0.80 or more)

    Please pay at least $0.80

    or close
    0:00 / 6:29
  8. 8
    Your price

    You Are The Living Word

    Track download

    Please choose a price: $ USD ($0.80 or more)

    Please pay at least $0.80

    or close
    0:00 / 8:02
  9. 9
    Your price

    Passion Dance

    Track download

    Please choose a price: $ USD ($0.80 or more)

    Please pay at least $0.80

    or close
    0:00 / 6:03
  10. 10
    Your price

    When The Saints Go Marching In

    Track download

    Please choose a price: $ USD ($0.80 or more)

    Please pay at least $0.80

    or close
    0:00 / 5:12

Time Will Tell

Melvin Smith

Download: Your price

Time Will Tell

Album download

Please choose a price: $ USD ($8.00 or more)

Please pay at least $8.00

or close

Time Will Tell is a hard swinging effort by the saxophonist. The title track is a groove laced Art Blakey and Jazz Messenger staple written by Bobby Watson. Melvin breathes life into Joe Zawinul's Hippodelphia which was originally performed by Cannonball Adderley's quintet. Smith doesn't stop with solid arrangements, he also brings some great originals to the effort. Mom and Pop, Manasseh, 1750 Washington St, and Trylenera Part IV show Smith's creativity as a composer. Melvin Smith creates an organic exchange with pianist Anthony Wonsey on the two duo tracks Polka Dots and Moonbeams and Cedar Walton's Holy Land. Smith has included interesting reads on the hymn, I Want Jesus To Walk With Me and Musiq Soulchild's Dontchange. This effort is concludes with a stirring version of Bobby Watson's Faith In Action. All in all Time Will Tell is one not to miss.

Read more… close
0:00 / ???
  1. 1
    Your price

    Time Will Tell

    Track download

    Please choose a price: $ USD ($0.80 or more)

    Please pay at least $0.80

    or close
    0:00 / 5:47
  2. 2
    Your price

    Hippodelphia

    Track download

    Please choose a price: $ USD ($0.80 or more)

    Please pay at least $0.80

    or close
    0:00 / 4:19
  3. 3
    Your price

    Polka Dots and Moonbeams

    Track download

    Please choose a price: $ USD ($0.80 or more)

    Please pay at least $0.80

    or close
    0:00 / 8:55
  4. 4
    Your price

    Mom and Pop

    Track download

    Please choose a price: $ USD ($0.80 or more)

    Please pay at least $0.80

    or close
    0:00 / 5:06
  5. 5
    Your price

    Holyland

    Track download

    Please choose a price: $ USD ($0.80 or more)

    Please pay at least $0.80

    or close
    0:00 / 4:42
  6. 6
    Your price

    Manasseh

    Track download

    Please choose a price: $ USD ($0.80 or more)

    Please pay at least $0.80

    or close
    0:00 / 4:18
  7. 7
    Your price

    I Want Jesus to Walk With Me

    Track download

    Please choose a price: $ USD ($0.80 or more)

    Please pay at least $0.80

    or close
    0:00 / 6:16
  8. 8
    Your price

    1750 Washington St

    Track download

    Please choose a price: $ USD ($0.80 or more)

    Please pay at least $0.80

    or close
    0:00 / 7:45
  9. 9
    Your price

    Dontchange

    Track download

    Please choose a price: $ USD ($0.80 or more)

    Please pay at least $0.80

    or close
    0:00 / 3:25
  10. 10
    Your price

    Trylenera Part IV

    Track download

    Please choose a price: $ USD ($0.80 or more)

    Please pay at least $0.80

    or close
    0:00 / 5:32
  11. 11
    Your price

    Faith In Action

    Track download

    Please choose a price: $ USD ($0.80 or more)

    Please pay at least $0.80

    or close
    0:00 / 10:59