Album Remarks & Appraisals:
Viewpoint is the follow up album for Live! One Great Night. It combines elements from Steve's other bands. Buddy's Buddies, a Buddy Rich alumni group playing smaller versions of familiar Buddy Rich charts. Jazz Legacy, focused on classic songs by great jazz drummers like Art Blakey, Tony Williams and Elvin Jones. "Viewpoint" combines all of this into one dynamic and versatile band featuring: Steve Smith, Baron Browne, Andy Fusco, Mark Soskin and Vinny Valentino.
Audio Mixer: Tyler Soifer.
Recording information: Berks Jazz Festival Reading, PA (01/11/2011); Skyline Studios (01/11/2011); Berks Jazz Festival Reading, PA (03/11/2011); Skyline Studios (03/11/2011).
Photographer: R. Andrew Lepley.