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The association with the BBC orchestra is both refreshing and a highly original piece of work. A. D. K. Ogston
Great music. HUGE sound from the BBC SSO on Smith's own symphonic work, the rather epic 'Jacobite'. Steve Conlon
Enthralled! Ricky Kej
Really out of this world! Dominic D'Cruz
Smith's sophisticated awareness of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra's full potential testify to his long-honed musical class and attention to detail. Jazz-classical crossovers can be full of pit falls, but this one is a triumph.
Guardian, John Fordham
The strength of Tommy Smith's epic 'Jacobite' suite, certainly has the potential to last beyond Smith's lifetime.
Jazzwise, Stuart Nicholson
There will be few better tenor saxophone records this year.
In fact there will be few better jazz records this year.
Probably no better 'classical' records this year.
Truth is, there will be few better records this year.
Bebop Spoken Here, Lance
The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra sound impressive throughout this record, at ease with the material and comfortable with the improvised sections. All round, an impressive performance.
London Jazz New, Patrick Hadfield
Tommy Smith (tenor saxophone)BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (BBCSSO) conducted by Clark Rundell with orchestrations by Smith