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Tommy Smith plays Coltrane

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Tommy Smith plays Coltrane

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Held in the highest esteem by the best in the world, “One of the most important voices in the tenor players of today” (Jack de Johnette), the saxophonist has a new Quartet and celebrates turning 50 with a homage to John Coltrane, 50 years after the revolutionary's death.Smith’s astonishing technique, power, passion and purpose make him the perfect player of Coltrane’s music, and his band is full of equally passionate musicians: Pete Johnstone (piano), Calum Gourlay (bass) and Sebastian de Krom (drums) They'll play Coltrane classics and new music by Smith inspired by the great man.

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