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Jazz: Jazz Fusion Moods: Type: Improvisational New Age: Solo Instrumental

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The Ty Marquis Smith Experience

Ty Marquis Smith has been called one of the most amazing eclectic Recording Artist, and performers of our time!!! Ty hail's from East St. Louis Illinois, but also raised in St.Louis, and Chicago as well, his Father Johnny Floyd Smith was a legendary Sax man as well. Ty would spend his young age listening to his dad rehearse, and one late night woke up to his dad having late night coffee with Dizzy Gilllepsie who along with Miles Davis were bandmate's, and friend's with his dad.Ty took to the drum's at the age of 8, and to the vow to learn how to read music before an instrument would be purchased for him. In High School he was voted into the ALL STATE BAND beating out a lot of his Chicago brother's, then went on at the ripe age of 17 to tour with the jazz legend Eddie Fisher. Ty then learned the recording game, the hustle, and the gangstament of the industry; and how to deal with it. Being in the same studio with the like's of Issac Haye's, Ike Turner, Tyrone Davis, Parliment-Funkadelic Gene poo-poo Anderson who Ty got his first published song with, helped groom him for a future!! Ty began shifting his eye to the piano, having learned Theory and music interpretation, he would start writing his own music, as well as some of his other bandmates like Ed"Mr WIGG Wiley EASTBOOGIE BASS MAN!! Ty's 5Th Seal Album was an underground New Wave Jazz hit which landed him on stage with the like's of Boney James, Joe Sample, Aaron Nevile , Regina Belle, The Root's etc!!!! Hear this wonderful eclectic jazz masterpiece as Ty show's his awesome playing, composing, and arranging skill's on THE TIMELESS ALBUM!!!!