release date: 02.12.2022 via Pyroclastic Records
Grammy winning pianist and composerCory Smythe explores the climate crisis through an abstracted American songbook classic on his new album Smoke Gets In Your Eyes,
The album features vocalist Sofia Jernberg, violinist Joshua Modney, cellist Tomeka Reid, trumpeter Peter Evans, trombonist Zekkereya El-magharbel, saxophonists Ryan Muncy, Ingrid Laubrock, and David Leon, drummer/percussionist Jessie Cox, bassist Stephan Crump, and Smythe on piano.
“The sonic language that Cory Smythe has brought to his own recordings as leader, and to his work as a collaborator and sideman, blurs any lines… Expansive sound, cutting-edge vision.” – Brad Cohan, JazzTimes
“For over a decade, Mr. Smythe has been one of the busiest players on the new-music and avant-jazz scenes… But even when the music is the headiest modernism, his performances retain a sense of playfulness.” – Seth Colter Walls, The New York Times