HOMETOWN | Davenport, Iowa, USA
LABEL |
P.R.O. | BMI
INSTRUMENTS | Saxophone
Bass Clarinet
INFLUENCES | Michel Colombier
Henry Mancini
Kurt Weill

Nervous Neal Smith

In addition to countless regional radio and television jingles, Nervous Neal's saxophone tracks have been licensed to NBC Sports, TruTV, MTV, The Science Channel, Telemundo, and The Fuel Network, as well as being featured in independent films such as "Minimum Wage" and "Eliot Ness: An Untouchable Life." An original film soundtrack, composed specifically to fit the 1912 movie "The Land Beyond the Sunset," was completed in October 2018, with Smith handling all the composing, arranging, performing and audio engineering credits. Career highlights include live performances with Bernard Allison (1988), Yardbirds drummer Jim McCarty (1989), Jim Schwall (1989), Louie Bellson (in big bands and small groups from 1994 to 2008), Buddy DeFranco (1995), Clark Terry (1995), Alex Chilton & The Box Tops (1997 and 1998), The Temptations (1998, 1999 and 2006), Martha Reeves & The Vandellas (1998), The Marvellettes (1998), Garrett Morris from the original "Saturday Night Live" cast (2000), Chuck Loeb (2004), Paul Asaro (2006), Randy Napoleon (2007), and featured as a soloist with Debby Boone and the Quad City Symphony (2013). Perhaps best known as a founding member, composer, arranger, and performer with the klez-punk quartet known as The Kabalas.

Title Genre Mood Era Key Tempo (BPM) Instrument Pace
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4me Gymnopédie
Nervous Neal Smith
00:44
Classical Calm Classical C 60-80 bpm Saxophone Thumb 8340dca6 1b6a 4689 b4a1 583caea39fde
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Forever Never Changes
Nervous Neal Smith
03:08
Jazz Emotional Modern C 60-80 bpm Saxophone Thumb b2ccc756 be21 4d95 a156 1f25e684f358
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Fracture
Nervous Neal Smith
01:25
Funk Mysterious Modern Am 100-120 bpm Woodwinds Thumb b2ccc756 be21 4d95 a156 1f25e684f358
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Long Walk Home
Nervous Neal Smith
02:10
Jazz Thoughtful Modern D 80-100 bpm Saxophone Thumb 352ab3e7 336f 4db7 afd0 40e93dbfe96c
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Long Walk Home (no melody)
Nervous Neal Smith
02:10
Jazz Thoughtful Modern D 80-100 bpm Piano Thumb 352ab3e7 336f 4db7 afd0 40e93dbfe96c
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Montague Takes His Tea (closing edit without saxophone)
Nervous Neal Smith
00:19
Classical Fun Classical F 100-120 bpm Strings Thumb 9277557d 9912 4df6 89a6 7406bee3bd4d
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Montague Takes His Tea (full version)
Nervous Neal Smith
00:59
Classical Fun Classical F 100-120 bpm Saxophone Thumb 8340dca6 1b6a 4689 b4a1 583caea39fde
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Peter and Otto
Nervous Neal Smith
01:30
Acoustic Fun 20's D Over 140 bpm Saxophone Thumb 8340dca6 1b6a 4689 b4a1 583caea39fde
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Poor Paperboy
Nervous Neal Smith
01:08
Classical Sad Classical Fm 60-80 bpm Woodwinds Thumb b2ccc756 be21 4d95 a156 1f25e684f358
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Prelude
Nervous Neal Smith
00:31
Classical Thoughtful Classical F Over 140 bpm Woodwinds Thumb b2ccc756 be21 4d95 a156 1f25e684f358
1a9dd5a3 5a66 4c41 b123 1feecd226ff2
Rondo
Nervous Neal Smith
00:22
Classical Fun Classical D Over 140 bpm Woodwinds Thumb 8340dca6 1b6a 4689 b4a1 583caea39fde
490d6703 13d4 4a1f 8f50 4275d7cecfc4
Scamper
Nervous Neal Smith
00:42
Classical Fun Classical A# / Bb Over 140 bpm Saxophone Thumb 8340dca6 1b6a 4689 b4a1 583caea39fde
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Scamper (no reverb)
Nervous Neal Smith
00:40
Classical Fun Classical A# / Bb Over 140 bpm Saxophone Thumb 8340dca6 1b6a 4689 b4a1 583caea39fde
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The Park Life
Nervous Neal Smith
00:56
Classical Happy Classical F Over 140 bpm Woodwinds Thumb b2ccc756 be21 4d95 a156 1f25e684f358
64b770d4 2d27 4153 8fed 9e712cf38620
Tussle
Nervous Neal Smith
01:01
Cinematic Tense Modern Cm 100-120 bpm Woodwinds Thumb b2ccc756 be21 4d95 a156 1f25e684f358

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