Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Your Daily Lick: Derek Smith

Latin Expression (self-released)

By Nate Seltenrich
Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 3:04 PM

Here's one for the sun; Latin Expression is a Caribbean vacation on a shiny disc, and with a grey sky overhead it just doesn't feel right. Smith, adept on steel drum and vibraphone, is like a subtler, more sophisticated Jimmy Buffet: his ten covers of Latin jazz classics and two originals get their message across without vocals or artifice.

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