Jazz Singer

Album

Sophie is signed to Woodville Records, owned by the great British jazz saxophonist Alan Barnes. This, her debut release in 2010, is You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To... and features her fantastic trio: Ross Stanley (piano), Chris Hill (bass), and Graham Fox (drums), as well as guest stars, Stan Sulzmann (saxes) and Jim Hart (vibes).

"On this, her debut album, Sophie proves she can do it all - standards, contemporary jazz compositions and wordless vocal instrumentals are all handled with sophistication, aplomb and a maturity that belies her young years." (Alan Barnes)

The exciting mix of music is stamped with a fresh and personal touch, with many of the songs containing self-penned lyrics and vocaleses, highlighting Sophie to be an intuitive writer.

"She has the ability to pen apposite and insightful lyrics to established tunes, in a way that makes you feel they have always been part of that particular song."

Track Listing

  1. It Could Happen To You / Fried Bananas
    (Jimmy Van Heusen/Johnny Burke)
  2. 'Smatter
    (Kenny Wheeler/Thierry Péala)
  3. All We Know
    (Kenny Kirkland/Sophie Smith)
  4. Whisper Not
    (Benny Golson/Leonard Feather)
  5. Renewal
    (Ralph Towner)
  6. A Timeless Place
    (Jimmy Rowles/Norma Winstone)
  7. You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To
    (Cole Porter)
  8. Songbird
    (Vince Mendoza/Sophie Smith)
  9. My Foolish Heart
    (Victor Young/Ned Washington)
  10. I'm Hip
    (Dave Frishberg & Bob Dorough)
  11. I Wondered How I'd Know Your Face
    (Ralph Towner/Sophie Smith)
  12. Too Late / Never Let Me Go
    (Jay Livingstone/Ray Evans/Sophie Smith)

Other recordings

Sophie has also recorded several tracks on Weapons of Jazz Destruction, by Nostalgia 77. The album is available from Amazon.