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Duologue #0001 - Tommy Smith

Duologue #0001 - Tommy Smith

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Tommy Smith & Eamonn Lenihan.

Eamonn Lenihan's full interview with Tommy Smith: musician, composer, educator and founder of The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra. Tommy chats about the SNJO, studying at Berklee College, working with Gary Burton, his struggles to get jazz recognised as "serious music" in Scotland, recording for Blue Note, and playing "Take Five" to a Metropolitan Police officer when stranded at a mainline railway station in London...

Part of this conversation was aired on "Euphonic Favourites" #001 by The Jazz UK on April 2nd 2018. You can listen back to that show in full (which includes a great selection of jazz music) here on Mixcloud...