Broadway 2018 - new vinyl out now
Kansas Smitty’s House Band are famous as London's hippest bar-owning band. In 2018, they sold out shows at Ronnie Scott's and Cheltenham Jazz Festival, debuted at North Sea Jazz Festival, toured Europe and won the British Jazz Award for ‘Best Small Group’. They’re bringing together the best of the year’s output into one album available on limited edition vinyl, CD and all streaming services. 2018 is a landmark year with members of the House Band appearing at the Royal Albert Hall, Barbican, Friday Night is Music Night, Boileroom and The Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Centre at the request of Wynton Marsalis.
They’ve been nominated for Best UK Jazz Act by Jazz FM and have been playlisted extensively across Spotify. Now they’re taking a look back over the high points of the last twelve months. Broadway 2018 is a collection of tunes that fans will recognise from live shows across Europe, radio play at home and abroad, and of course shows at home in their Broadway Market bar.
Crowd pleasers such as ‘Twentieth Century’ and ‘Short Stack’ are offset against innovative and highly original tracks like ‘Yewande’ and ‘Bird on Money’. You’ll hear the band’s mastery of different jazz styles as they move effortlessly between summer party tune ‘Beijinhos’ and the deep groove of ‘The Valley’.
In true Smitty’s style, the band couldn’t resist including a brand new track on the album from their rhythm section. ‘Cranes’ gives listeners a taste of what’s to come in 2019. We can’t think of a better way to end the year.
Broadway 2018 Track Listing
Track 1. Twentieth Century
Track 2. Bird On Money
Track 3. Yewande
Track 4. Beijinhos
Track 5. Short Stack
Track 6. Cranes
Track 7. The Valley
Track 8. After Midnight