James Smith Tribute

A tribute to the late Prof. James F. Smith!

…featuring interviews with Pepe Romero, Liona Boyd, LAGQ members (John Dearman, William Kanengiser, and Scott Tennant), Benjamin Verdery, Andrew York, Brian Head, Martha Masters, Iren Arutyunyan, Jack Cimo, Michael Kudirka, Ian Krouse, Sunyoung Kim, and Lynn McGrath.

Part 1

 

Part 2

 

Part 3

 

Part 4

 

Music in order of appearance:

Porgy and Bess: Intro
composed by George Gershwin (1898-1937)
arranged by James F. Smith
performed by the Bel Arts Trio
(D. Shostac, flute – J. Smith, guitar – J. Walz, cello)

Carmen Suite: V. Seguedille
composed by Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
arranged by James F. Smith
performed by the Bel Arts Trio
(D. Shostac, flute – J. Smith, guitar – J. Walz, cello)

Brandenburg Concerto No. 6: I. Allegro BWV 1051
composed by J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
arranged by James F. Smith
performed by the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

Porgy and Bess: It Ain’t Necessarily So
composed by George Gershwin (1898-1937)
arranged by James F. Smith
performed by the Bel Arts Trio
(D. Shostac, flute – J. Smith, guitar – J. Walz, cello)

Carmen Suite: IV. Habanera
composed by Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
arranged by James F. Smith
performed by the Bel Arts Trio
(
D. Shostac, flute – J. Smith, guitar – J. Walz, cello)

Tri-Fling: III. Lively
composed by Robert Linn (1925-1999)
performed by the Bel Arts Trio
(D. Shostac, flute – J. Smith, guitar – J. Walz, cello)

Jazz Sonata: II. Lento
composed by Dušan Bogdanović (b. 1955)
performed by James Smith

Pavane, Op. 50
composed by Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
arranged by James F. Smith
performed by the Bel Arts Trio
(D. Shostac, flute – J. Smith, guitar – J. Walz, cello)

The Bumblebee
composed by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
arranged by James F. Smith
performed by the Bel Arts Trio
(D. Shostac, flute – J. Smith, guitar – J. Walz, cello)

   
Jim Smith Links:

USC Faculty Profile – http://www.usc.edu/schools/music/private/faculty/jfsmith.php

Official GFA Obituary – http://www.guitarfoundation.org/drupal/node/5690

Personal Website – http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/jamesfsmith


3 Comments on “James Smith Tribute”

  1. Great info dude thanks for useful post. I am waiting for more

  2. Great job compiling these interviews! I knew Jim Smith very well from my days at ‘SC. He attended my DMA recital, and was always interested in my compositions and playing. A very supportive teacher and mentor.


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