Jamie Alexander Smith


Hullo an walcome. I’m a jazz pianae player an composer bidin in Edinburgh, Scotland.

My maist recent recordin, Kinesis EP, featurs fower lowse improvisations blandin the straucht-aheid an the contemporar. Hae a listen nou at Bandcamp, Spotify or Apple Music.

“Skeely playin . . .” – Stephen Duffy, BBC Scotland Jazz House

Anent


I stairtit playin the pianae an learnin aboot muisic whan I wis sax or seiven year auld, an syne I hae been in mony a ensemble, frae rock, jazz an funk groups tae bress baunds an a orchestra or twa. I mak electronic muisic unner the name o Outerattik forby.

In my youthheid I wared awa a guid wheen year playin clessical pianae. Houiver, I niver richt taen tae it, an afore lang I wis gey scunnert. I haed kent aboot jazz an the American sang beuk for mony year — frae sheet muisic my paurents haed in the hoose growin up — sae I stairtit learnin mair aboot that, an improvisation in general. I hae syne fund that tae be a hantle better ootlat for my creativity.

In 2014 I set furth my first solo pianae EP, the halely improvised Kinesis, an it wis weel received bi reviewers. I hae been haudin forrit an wirkin on a wheen o new tuins sin syne, an am ettlin tae record mair muisic suin.

Yours aye,

Jamie

Reviews


“The hermony an attack o the appenin track pit ye in mynd o Chick Corea, but Jamie Smith — wirkin oot o Edinburgh — raiks throu vaurious styles in thir fower solo pianae improvisations, includin a plain ol’ blues. He niver fails tae play wi a compellin logic an sense o development, an the improviser’s trap o airtlessness is joukit. The muisic’s sae coherent it’s awmaist like the pieces wis redd aforehaund. It’s a set a body coud happily reveisit ony time withoot fear o gaw or gunk. Recommendit, an can be dounlaidit swith online.”

– Jazz Journal


“Modren, contemporar . . . a gey an listenable solo jazz pianae EP.”

– Bebop Spoken Here
Full review


“[Jamie haes] a nice sense o structur . . . ilka piece is ticht an the EP niver lacks momentum. Kinesis maks me want tae hear mair.”

– Improvised
Full review

“His playin is gleg, an thare is a gey wheen ambeitious runs in here, but the maist impressive pairt o this album is hou consistently muisical, an muisically interestin, the hale thing is.”

– Nextbop
Full review

“Gin a octopus haed aiccess tae a real beuk, a random page nummer generator an a aicht baur backwarts play rule, that wad be some feat, as is this.”

All About Jazz on Kinetic

Muisic


Stream Kinesis EP ablo . . .

Contact


Email jamie AT jamiealexandersmith DOT com.