2

Elevation

Elevation by Sophia Smith buy album

Sophia Smith

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Duration: 00:46:00
Views: 247

Track Listing

Bright; Meraki; Nocturne; Elevation; Dreams of My Past; Outlander; What I'm Looking For; Ultramarine.

Personnel

Additional Personnel / Information

Kyle Tarder-Stoll: tenor saxophone.

Album Description

The Sophia Smith Quartet combines a mixture of traditional jazz elements with original modern jazz compositions. Sophia’s compositions create a unique blend of memorable melodies, lush harmony and improvisation, inspired by the compositions of Kenny Garrett, Chris Potter and Pat Metheny. The bright, yet warm sound of Sophia’s alto saxophone lends to the feel-good vibe of her compositions, which leave audiences uplifted. Listeners often describe the quartet’s music as unique since it appeals to many different musical tastes - it is rooted in the jazz tradition and has a deep exploration of structured and free improvisation, but at the same time, it has a fresh twist that is accessible to music lovers of all kinds due to the intriguing, sing-able melodies and pleasing sonorities. Meeting in Toronto, the quartet was formed in 2017 and features a diverse group of musicians all active in the Toronto music scene, including Iranian-Canadian piano player Amir Mehrabi, Indian drummer Agneya Chikte and Guelph-raised upright bass player Sam Fitzpatrick. After performing around Toronto, the quartet recorded their debut album, Elevation, which features eight original modern jazz tracks and was officially released on all platforms on March 14th, 2020.


Tags

Reviews

Album uploaded by Sophia Smith


Shop Amazon

Album Reviews

That Feeling
That Feeling

Eivind Austad

II
II

Nir Felder

Lotus-Pollen
Lotus-Pollen

Michael Robinson

Move On!
Move On!

Ron Oswanski

Lost & Found
Lost & Found

Guillermo Bazzola

Night Visions
Night Visions

Scott Sawyer

Compass Confusion
Compass Confusion

Craig Taborn

The Dancing Devils of Djibouti
The Dancing Devils of Djibouti

The Dancing Devils of Djibouti

Free Tracks

Walls and Roses
Walls and Roses

Mary Halvorson

Izpoved
Izpoved

Ben Rosenblum

The Wonder of Being Here
The Wonder of Being Here

Lafayette Gilchrist

Midnight Silence
Midnight Silence

Noah Haidu

All About Jazz needs your support

Donate
All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, shelter in place and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary effort that will help musicians now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the bottom right video ad). Thank you.

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.