Yonrico Scott – Only A Smile

Yonrico Scott is one of Atlanta’s most sought-after studio drummers. As a member of the Derek Trucks Band he released with this group seven recordings. Their album Already Free received a Grammy. Yonrico also collaborates & tours internationally with Grammy Award Winner, Earl Klugh, and his own band, the Yonrico Scott Band (YSB), together with Kofi Burbridge, keys/flute, and Todd Smallie, bass. YSB’s debut release, Turning the Corner, was released in 2004.

His solo album Be In My World was released in 2012 on the Blue Canoe label. Quest Of The Big Drum followed in 2014. Only A Smile is his third solo project on this label. The album features Ronda Scott (vocals), Kofi Burbridge (keys/flute), Todd Smallie (bass), Joseph Patrick Moore (bass), Larry Jackson (alto/tenor sax), Mace Hibbard (alto/tenor sax), YS Jr. (hand percussion), Lebron Scott (bass), Randy Honea (guitar), Buzz Amato (keys), Rick Hinkel (guitar), Count Mubutu (congas), Grant Green Jr. (guitar), Bruno Spreight (guitar), Oliver Wells (keys, bass, string arr.), Tiffany Jackson (bgv) and Minnie Orr (bgv).

The album starts with a funky attitude. Swish offers a savvy horn arrangement decorated with vintage organ and Rhodes piano. Dance Of Life follows this style, however, presents more vigorous saxophone performance. The rockish guitar-driven Them Changes cites Jimi Hendrix in play.

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