Smooth jazz, modern harmonies of contemporary classical music, a pinch of bebop, blues, and rock, all fused with the free flow of a good melody culminating in a beautiful listening experience. This music strikes an emotional chord that you will enjoy.



"Greg Smith has a warmth to his playing and his sound that is unique. His phrasing caresses you like a hug from an old friend." --- Chick Corea



"Greg is a great guitar player; he's got great technique, fabulous ideas, and his sense of timing is right on the mark. He's a true spiritual being with an unsurpassed seeking mind and will continue to fold the benefits of his humanistic quest into his ever-evolving musical expression." --- Larry Coryell



" Whenever you plan a project you want to include songs that people will relate to, feel familiar with. Then you want a variety to hold the interest of the listener. Then if you are doing cover music you want to be able to make it your own. Lastly you want to do something people will like. It has to have good technical quality as well as be warm and real. It is difficult as best to get all of this into a project. It takes class and talent and a dedication to your art. Greg Smith has indeed with " Beyond " found the way to put it all together. It is a great CD and one that you should never tire of listening to." --- Col Walt/Turtle Pond Music




Welcome to my site.ultimate trio

This site features smooth jazz guitar, straight ahead jazz guitar CDs, lessons, and some video's of live performances.

 I’ve also included a blog on music, smooth and straight ahead jazz guitar playing, and improvisation.

There are also some musical anecdotes which I hope you find amusing and inspirational. 

I hope you enjoy it.   


Greg Smith

 beyond cd

above the cloudsFeatured recently in Jazziz Magazine and his tune "Above the Clouds"on the Jazziz      Magazine CD of the month.

 "Above the Clouds" CD is currently playing on 88 web radio stations on network.

 "Above the Clouds" was featured recently on Tampa Bay's WSJT FM Radio.

You are all warmly invited to my YOUTUBE channel, where I have videos of some of the performances I have done over the years in almost every genre of music you can imagine.