Hot Sonatas
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Smart's sonatas reflect his musical fusion of jazz and classical musical traditions.

Gary Smart notes: The three duo sonatas on this recording are "hot" in that they flow out of the American jazz tradition, "sonatas" in that they utilize classical sonata form and its associated developmental techniques. Composer Gunther Schuller coined the term "third-stream music" to label the musical fusion of the jazz and classical musical traditions. I like his term. I think it suits these sonatas of mine better than most other labels."
Gary Smart, composer
Maybrook Fancy
Christine Gustafson, flute, Gary Smart, piano

Gary Smart, composer
Sonata in Fancy
Michael Finckel, cello, Gary Smart, piano

Gary Smart, composer
Passing Fancies
Guy Yehuda, clarinet, Gary Smart, piano

"The listener who enjoys the music with a good cup of coffee will likely appreciate Smart's work." (American Record Guide)

"Smart's music emphasizes grace and suavity. ...Smart's music unapologetically embraces a lightness of spirit,...that doesn't diminish its honesty, directness, and skill." (Fanfare)
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