Matt Smith's World
Reviewed by Margaret Moser, Fri., May 13, 2011
Matt Smith's WorldNew Millennium 2011
If you loved the Monstas' syncopation, Matt Smith's World is the next stop in the rhythm universe. Smith's New Orleans-cum-Texas vibe ("Walk the Talk") is deliciously funky and soulful ("Hot Club of Brooklyn," "Dance With Me"), especially when LZ Love joins him ("Struggle On") or when it skews toward hip-hop ("Things To Do [Before I Die]") then jazz ("What Will I Do [Without You]"). Count Ernie Durawa among the World's masters and hope Smith plays this around soon.