Jamie Alexander Smith


Hello. I’m a jazz piano player and composer steidit in Edinburgh, Scotland.

My maist recent recording, Kinesis EP, features fower free improvisations mellin thegither the strecht-aheid and the contemporar. Hae a listen at Bandcamp, Spotify or Apple Music.

“Accomplished playing […]” – Stephen Duffy, BBC Scotland Jazz House

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Hey. Thanks for stopping by. Hope ye enjoy the music!

Yours aye,

Jamie

Reviews of Kinesis EP


“The harmony and attack of the opening track remind of Chick Corea, but Edinburgh-based Jamie Smith ranges through various styles in these four solo piano improvisations, including a plain ol’ blues. He never fails to play with a compelling logic and sense of development and the improviser's trap of aimlessness is avoided, the most so coherent it’s almost as if the pieces were prepared. It's a set one could happily return to any time without fear of irritation or disappointment. Recommended, and quickly available online.”

– Jazz Journal


“Modern, contemporary […] a very listenable solo jazz piano EP.”

– Bebop Spoken Here
Full review


“[Jamie has] got a nice sense of structure […] each piece is tight and the EP never lacks momentum. Kinesis makes me want to hear more.”

– Improvised
Full review


“He has chops and there are plenty of ambitious runs in here, but the most impressive part of this album is how consistently musical, and musically interesting, the whole thing is.”

– Nextbop
Full review


“If an octopus had access to a real book, a random page number generator and an 8 bars backwards play rule, that would be some feat, as is this.”

All About Jazz on Kinetic

Music


Lug into Kinesis EP on Spotify or stream it ablo. There are also some lead sheets for other tunes here.

Contact


Email jamie AT jamiealexandersmith DOT com.