by Paul Smoker

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Full track-list:
1. Landings
2. Ethereal I
3. Evan's Room
4. Ethereal II
5. Puckish
6. Tenderly
7. See How They Run

"…the guitar sets the trumpet remarkably well, and Smoker is always up to something interesting. A-" — Tom Hull (


released January 9, 2014

Paul Smoker: trumpet
Steve Salerno: guitar
Drew Gress: bass
Phil Haynes: drums

All compositions by Paul Smoker (Anjas Music, BMI) except "Tenderly" by Walter Gross & Jack Lawrence (Edwin H. Morris/MPL Music Publishing, ASCAP).

Recorded by Jon Rosenberg July 15, 2012 at The Lovin' Cup, Rochester, NY (Ethereal I); & July 16, 2012 at The Campus Theater, Lewisburg, PA. Produced by Phil Haynes; Executive producer: Paul Smoker. Edited & mixed by Jon & Phil. Mastering by Jon.

Cover photo by Beverly Smoker. Group photo by Jim Yanda. Fingers and valves by Tom Kohn. Music scan by Paul Smoker. Album design/artwork by Elliott Kirby.

Thanks to Beverly Smoker for her love & companionship, constant support and sustenance, and being my best friend. Tom Kohn at the Bop Shop for his love of the music & his friendship. Steve, Drew, & Phil for such wonderful music & hangs. Phil & Jon for their post-concert ears. Son Andrew, Allison, granddaughter Addison, son Evan, Megan, & brother Phil, Libby. And all the folks at the Nazareth College Department of Music.



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Paul Smoker Rochester, New York

PAUL SMOKER: trumpet, composer, educator (1941-2016):
"What Paul Smoker produced on his horn was unheard of in these latitudes; his complete command of his instrument allowed him to play whatever extravaganza he would think of… To the widely discussed question about the future development of the jazz trumpet, [his] musical concept could definitely constitute a far-reaching answer." (Jazz Podium) ... more

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