Album Remarks & Appraisals:
Ian Hendrickson-Smith Quartet: Live at Smalls is Ian Hendrickson-Smith's second release on the SmallsLIVE label. Hendrickson-Smith has worked and recorded with such world-class artists as Amy Winehouse, Al Green, Rufus Wainright, Bob Dylan and Michael Buble. He most recently began playing with The Roots on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Recorded on January 17th and 18th, Ian is joined here by David Hazeltine on piano, Mike Karn on bass and Joe Strasser on drums.
JazzTimes (p.60) - "[H]alf the disc is devoted to Hendrickson-Smith's 'Blues Medley,' which ranges from funky to melancholy but is largely a setting to showcase the band's most crowd-pleasing chops."
Personnel: Ian Hendrickson-Smith (tenor saxophone); David Hazeltine (piano); Joe Strasser (drums).
Audio Mixer: Ian Hendrickson-Smith.
Liner Note Author: Ian Hendrickson-Smith.
Recording information: Smalls Jazz Club, New York, NY (01/17/2014-01/18/2014).
Photographer: Michelle Watt.