Derek Smith – To Love Again (2009) [Japan 2017]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 54:46 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 2,2 GB
or FLAC 2.0 (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/44,1 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 495 MB
A jazz pianist noted for his versatility and elegance, Derek Smith, originally from London, has been playing professionally in the US since 1957. He remains relatively unknown in the US but is strongly admired by fellow musicians and ardent fans. Following his successful debut Beautiful Love, a trio album, Smith went into the studio by himself this time to record a solo album at the suggestion of Venus producer Tetsuo Hara. A program of well-known touch and harmonic elegance, romantic and even dreamy interpretations and an undeniable sense of jazz and swing.
01. To Love Again
02. When Your Lover Has Gone
03. The Bad And The Beautiful
04. Last Night When We Were Young
05. Moonlight Sonata · Yesterdays
06. Too Late Now
07. A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
09. Darn That Dream
10. Elvira Madigan ~ Piano Concerto No.21 Andante
11. Glad To Be Unhappy
12. We’ll Be Together Again
13. September Song
14. I Get Along Without You Very Well
15. Sweet Lorraine
Produced, Mixed & Mastered by Tetsuo Hara. Engineered by Katherine Miller.
Recorded on June 24-26, 2008 at Avatar Studio in New York.
Venus Hyper Magnum Sound Direct Mix. VENUS Japan # VHGD-259.
Derek Smith – piano