Charlie Smith (musician)
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|Born||January 30, 1979|
Cashmere, Washington, United States
|Occupation(s)||Musician, composer, arranger, record producer|
Charlie Smith is an American jazz and pop saxophonist, pianist, and record producer.
Smith began his career as a saxophonist and pianist at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. Inspired by his mentor, Jim Knapp, and early collaborator Julian Priester, he formed a jazz big band, Charlie Smith Circle. The band released its debut album, Ahead and Behind, in 2004.
In 2006 Smith began working with musicians outside the jazz community. He wrote horn arrangements for Josh Ottum's Like The Season and Aqueduct's, Or Give Me Death. In 2008 he joined the Seattle indie-pop band Throw Me the Statue, playing bass, keyboards, saxophone, and writing horn arrangements. Smith appeared as a player and producer on the band's EP, Purpleface and second album, Creaturesque. Smith produced the second album by Seattle hip hop MC, Katie Kate, Nation. Also released in 2014 was the Charlie Smith produced Kairos EP on Fin Records in Seattle. Working closely with Polyvinyl Records artist Pillar Point, Smith helped develop the band's sound.
- Charlie Smith Circle, Ahead and Behind (2004) – composer, arranger
- Victor Noriega, "Stone's Throw", (2006)
- Aqueduct, Or Give Me Death, (2007)
- Throw Me the Statue, "Purpleface" (2008)
- Throw Me the Statue, "Creaturesque", (2009)
- Annabel Lee, "Lone Bodies" (2012)
- Truckasuarus, "2012" (2012)
- Pollens "Brighten & Break" (2012)
- Kairos, "EP" (2014)
- "All About Jazz Charlie Smith". Retrieved 4 September 2012.
- Aaron, Peter (22 May 2004). "Charlie Smith: Charlie Smith Circle: Ahead and Behind". All About Jazz. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
- "Seattle P.I".Aqueduct Feature
- "Secretly Canadian". Archived from the original on 2011-10-22.Secretly Canadian Artist Page
- "All Music Guide".AMG Artist Credits, Charlie Smith
- Hamm, Todd. "Katie Kate Waits in the Wings". Seattle Weekly.
- "Seattle Weekly Best New Bands".Katie Kate Interview
- "do 206".Charlie Smith Interview
- "The Beat Juice".Pillar Point Interview
- "Ghetto Blaster Magazine".Pillar Point Interview
- "Polyvinyl".Polyvinyl Artist Page
- "Seattle Weekly".Best of Seattle
- "Annabel Lee".
- "The Stranger".
- "Discography".Producer Discography