Steve Smith and Vital Information’s “Time Flies” Out Now

Steve Smith and Vital Information: Time FliesAs we reported last month, drummer Steve Smith is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Vital Information with a new lineup, new album, and a tour. Now the record, Time Flies, is out now.

The new trio features Smith with keyboardist Manuel and bassist Janek Gwizdala. Together they create slick grooves on originals and jazz standards with guests George Garzone and Mike Mainieri sitting in.

Check out their groove in the studio on the title track:

Gwizdala delivers perfect grooves, walking bass lines, and inspired solos throughout. He also provided the composition for the final song on the album, “Erdnase”, which first appeared on his 2013 solo album, Theatre By The Sea.

Time Flies is available now on CD and as a digital download (iTunes and Amazon MP3). Steve Smith and Vital Information will be embarking on an East Coast tour in June.

Time Flies Track List:

  1. Emergence
  2. Tempus Fugue-It
  3. Time Flies
  4. Darn That Dream
  5. Un Poco Loco
  6. Self Portrait
  7. Inception
  8. Choreography in Six
  9. No Qualm
  10. Ugly Beauty
  11. What Is This Thing Called Love?
  12. Erdnase

Steve Smith and Vital Information Tour Dates 2023:

Jun 17Long Island Drum CenterHicksville, NY
Jun 18The Newton TheatreNewton, NJ
Jun 19Sellersville TheaterSellersville, PA
Jun 20Blues AlleyWashington D.C.
Jun 21Loft 129Cumberland, MD
Jun 23Rochester Jazz Festival, Temple TheaterRochester, NY
Jun 24Tri-C Jazz Festival, Playhouse SquareCleveland, OH
Jun 25Manchester Craftsmen’s GuildPittsburgh, PA
Jun 27Mickey’s Black BoxLititz, PA
Jun 28The FalconMarlborough, NY
Jun 30-July 2Birdland Theater (Downstairs) @Birdland Jazz ClubNew York, NY

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