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This review is from: Bebop Bassoon (Audio CD)
Missed attacks, cheesy music, and a blatty tone that sounds perpetually flat.
Look. I actually play this instrument. The bassoon can be a beautifully expressive and, yes, even funky, instrument in the right hands. Do not think for an instant that Daniel Smiths' are the right hands.
Instead, listen to Dag Jensen, or Klaus Thunemann, or Frank Morelli, or Masahito Tanaka, or David McGill, or Kim Walker, or Barak Stees, or Judith Leclair, or.. well, pretty much anybody who isn't Daniel Smith. Dag Jensen is my personal favorite.
And for bassoon jazz, listen to Paul Hanson. He actually plays interesting music with a presentable tone.