New Music Critique: Harris Smith


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Web: harrissmith.hearnow.com

Seeking: Promotion, Label, Booking
Style: Jazz

Singer Harris Smith’s choice of material could not be stronger. Each song is a bonafide classic permanently imprinted on the public’s ear. “Beyond the Sea” (Bobby Darin), “And I Love Her” (The Beatles), and “It’s Not Unusual” (Tom Jones) are golden oldies embraced for decades. Since it’s impossible to outdo the originals, Harris and his nimble band wisely do their best to deliver faithful versions, with subtle variations here and there. (For example, the Beatles tune is rendered as cocktail jazz.) And the results are pretty solid throughout. We urge this performer to go even further, to unleash his entire personality and, together with even more production polish, make these standards his own.