Some Kind of Smile (single)
2021 / Strolling Minstrel Music
Review by Kathy Parsons
"Some Kind of Smile" is the first of a series of singles by Suzanne Grosvenor that features her jazz quartet. Originally recorded live in 1982, the recording was literally discovered in a shoebox in a closet, but Suzanne did a beautiful job of cleaning it up and making it sound brand new! A smooth, easy toe-tapper with a catchy Latin/samba rhythm, the piece features Greg Armstrong on flute as well as Suzanne on Mini Moog synth and electric grand piano, plus bass and drums. Suzanne composed the piece a few weeks before the band performed it in a nightclub in Tucson, AZ and their sound man recorded it. Light and breezy, it's a great piece and has me looking forward to hearing more!
Classically-trained from a young age, Suzanne Grosvenor is a versatile, award-winning pianist/ composer/arranger and session musician. Her music is a blend of classical styles with elements of blues, improvisation, jazz and ambient/new age. She has composed for films and documentaries as well as releasing an impressive number of albums and singles.
"Some Kind of Smile" is available from Amazon, Apple/iTunes and streaming sites like Spotify. Both thumbs up!
December 20, 2021