Sean O’Bryan Smith Gets Spiritual With “Reflection”

Sean O’Bryan Smith: ReflectionBassist Sean O’Bryan Smith has released Reflection, a twelve-track collection of hymnals, spirituals, and gospel tunes arranged with a “soul-jazz groove.” More than a soul record, the bassist says the effort mirrors his own career.

Reflection is a tribute not only to great hymns and worship tunes, but also a nod to where I’ve come from as a musician and where I’m heading as an artist,” Smith explains. “All of the music that inspires me is present on this project along with a few surprises. My greatest hope is for people to enjoy the music and hopefully feel some of the inspiration that I feel.”

Smith also dug out all his old analog gear to get an old school vibe for the album.

“I wanted to return to my roots in soul music and sought an underlying feel reminiscent of an old STAX album,” he said. “We purposely went for a lot of older tones and we mixed everything through an old Trident analog console to give it just the right touch. The end result is an album that hopefully people will enjoy while venturing on a nostalgic trip through gospel and contemporary jazz.”

Reflection is available in digital format (iTunes and Amazon MP3).

Preview and download Reflection:

Reflection Track List:

  1. How Great Thou Art
  2. Blessed Assurance
  3. Mighty To Save
  4. Blessed Be Your Name
  5. Me Without You
  6. Will The Circle Be Unbroken
  7. Called
  8. Give Me Jesus
  9. The Blood
  10. Yes You Have
  11. Battle Hymn Of The Republic
  12. Reflection

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  1. Thanks for the support and I’d love to hear what folks think of the album. Have a great weekend. Blessed Grooves, S

  2. I’m proud to call Sean one of my closest friends. Having offered the disclaimer, I’ll say that this CD is an amazing compilation, filled with excellent arrangements, stellar musicianship, and a ton of emotion. I highly recommend it.