So great to hear Johnny Smith is alive and swinging - I also wanted to visit Birdland and hear Smith personally, but didn't have the opportunity since I was only in my teens and my dad wouldn't take me.. I loved listening to his albums -- still do...
But Smith does the Guitar world a great disservice by not publishing the transcripts of his albums - the way he played those marvelous inside block chords - and his immaculately clean riffs ..
Nonetheless - Smith has brought great joy to whomever heard him play or listened to his albums - He, like Zorba the Greek, should live to be 1000. Great knowing you're OK, Johnny ..
From a 50+ year fan....
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