A variety of styles in the big band genre, from classic ’50s bebop, ’60s funky jazz, ’70s fusion, as well as more modern styles. All produced using up to date techniques, and provided with comprehensive stems.
Produced by: John G Smith, Dick and David Walter for Score Production Music.
John G Smith is a pianist and composer based in London. He has conducted many of the great West End shows including ‘Les Miserables’, ‘The Lion King’ and ‘Hamilton’. His scores for animated series ‘Lucky Fred’, ‘Lola and Virginia and Sandra the Fairytale Detective’ have travelled widely in several languages. The John G Smith Band has toured internationally, performing some of John’s songs and compositions. John has played piano with many artists including Sting, Joss Stone, Michael Bublé and Elaine Paige. ‘Big Band Hip’ is John’s first album for Score Production Music, composed during Covid Lockdown as a labour of love.
Dick Walter has an enviable pedigree in melodic, easy-listening music having composed and arranged for innumerable orchestras and groups specialising in the genre. He has worked with some of the masters of that material, in television, radio and recording, absorbing the best from legendary UK figures such as Malcolm Lockyer, Peter Knight, Ronnie Hazlehurst and Syd Dale. He has a reputation for perfectly crafted work of the highest quality.