SMITH Wadada Leo

SMITH LEO WADADA, ISHAMEL (TP)

Leland, Mississippi. 18/12/1941.

Figlio del cantante di blues Alex Little Bill Wallace, attivo in una radio del Delta negli anni ’50, ha iniziato suonando la tromba in complessini di rhythm and blues. Si è diplomato alla Sherwood School of Music, ha continuato a suonare in piccoli gruppi e nella banda dell’esercito durante il servizio militare. Nel 1966 è arrivato a Chicago ed è stato tra i fondatori dell’AACM. Ha registrato con Muhal Richard Abrams, ha codiretto con Anthony Braxton e Leroy Jenkins la Creative Construction Company, poi con Henry Threadgill il gruppo ”Integral”, con Marion Brown il ”Creative Improvisation Ensemble”. Ha trascorso un po’ di tempo a Parigi nel 1968 e nel 1970 è tornato negli USA dove ha fondato la propria etichetta la Kabell. Nel 1971 ha inciso il suo primo disco da solo ”Creative Music 1”. Si è stabilito nel Connecticut, ha studiato etnomusicologia alla Wesleyan University. Ha collaborato con Henry Threadgill, con Anthony Davis e con Mario Brown. Ha suonato in duo con Leonard Jones, ha fondato il ”New Dalta Ahkri” con Davis, Wes Brown, Pheeroah AkLaff , ha inciso con Frank Lowe, con Dwight Andrews e Bobby Naughton dal 1976 al 1980, nella Company di Derek Bailey, con Han Bennink, Lol Coxhill, Steve Lacy, Evan Parker, Maarten van Regteren Altena nel 1977, in trio con Philip Wilson e Johnny Dyani. Nel 1979 ha diretto con Roscoe Mitchell una grande formazione. Ha composto brani per gruppi particolari: per tre trombe, per tromba e tre arpe, ha insegnato a New Heaven, al Creative Music Studio e al Bard College. Si è convertito al culto Rastafari. Ha inciso con Bill Stith, con James Emery, con Thurman Barker. Nel 1993 è stato titolare della cattedra di tromba al California Institute Technology, scuola intestata a Dizzy Gillespie. Ha scritto il libro Notes-Rhythm (Note sulla natura della musica). Musicista free tecnicamente dotato, nonostante l’uso di soffi e rumori vari, estranei ai suoni canonici, le sue interpretazioni sono piene di un lirismo del tutto personale, basato sul rapporto tra suoni e silenzi già instaurata dal duo Armstrong-Hines e da Monk-Davis. Musicista emarginato per le sue integerrime regole artistiche.

Discografia:

Creative Music 1.Creative Music 1.

Leo Smith (tb-fh-gongs-perc) ed altri.

Nine (9) Stones On A Mountain / Improvisation n.4 / Creativa Music 1 / aFmie – Poeme DancE 3 / Ogotommeli: Dogon Sage / Ep – 1.

(Kabell 1)

1972.

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Song Of Humanity.Song Of Humanity.

Leo Smith (tb-fh-gongs-perc) Anthony Davis (p) Olver Lake (sa) ed altri.

Song Of Humanity / Lexicon / Peacocks, Gazelles, Dogwood Trees & Six Silver Coins / Of Blue And Dreams / Pneuma / Tempio.

(Kabell 3)

4-8-76.

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Divine Love.Divine Love.

Leo Smith (tb-fh-gongs-perc) Dwight Andrews (fl-cl-st-perc) Bobby Naughton (marim-vib) Charlie Haden (b) Lester Bowie, Kenny Wheeler (tp)

Divine Love/Tastalun/Spirituals: The Language Of Love.

(ECM 1143)

Lundwigsburg, 1-9-78.

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Budding of a Rose.Budding of a Rose

Anthony Braxton, Douglas Ewart, Wallace McMillan, Dwight Andrews, Marty Ehrlich (ance) Leo Smith, Kenny Wheeler, Hugh Ragin, Michael Philip Mossman (tp) Rob Howard, George Lewis, Ray Anderson, Alfred Patterson (tb) Pinguin Moschner (tu) Marilyn Crispell (p) Bobby Naughton (vib) Wes Brown (b) Pheeroan akLaff (dr-perc)

Harmonium / Mutumishi / Budding of a Rose.

(Moers Music momu 02026)

Germania, Giugno 1979.

 

Spirit Catcher.Spirit Catcher.

Leo Smith (tp-flic) Dwight Andrews (cl-st-fl) Bobby Naughton (vib) Wes Brown (b-fl) Pheeroan Ak Laff (dr)

Images / Spirit Catcher.

Stesso gruppo con Irene, Carol e Ruth Emmanuel (arpa)

The Burming Of Stones.

(Nessa 19) Chicago, 21-5-79.

Go In Numbers.Go In Numbers.

Leo Smith (tp-flic-fl) Dwight Andrews (st-ss-fl) Bobby Naughton (vib) Wes Brown (b-fl)

The World Soul / Go In Numbers / Illuminations: The Nguzo Saba / Changes.

(Black And Saint BSR 0053)

New York, 19-1-80.

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Procession Of The Great Ancestry.Procession Of The Great Ancestry.

Leo Smith (tp-flic-kalimba-vc) John Powell (st) Louis Myers (g) Bobby Naughton (vib) Joe Fonda (b/e) Michaka Uba (b) Khalil el-Zabar (dr-balafon-kalimba-perc)

Blues: Jah Jah Is The Perfect Love / Procession Of The Great Ancestry / The Flower That Seeds The Earth / Who Killed David Walker / celestial Sparks In The Sanctuary Of Redemption / Nuru Light The Prince Of Peace.

(Chief CD6)

Chicago, 28-2-83.

Rastafari.Rastafari.

Leo Smith (tp-perc-arm) Bill Smith (ss-sopran-cl) David Prentice (viol) David Lee (b-cello) çarry Potter (vib)

Rastatafi / Rituals / Madder Lake / Little Bits.

(Sackville 3030)

Toronto, 12-6-83.

Jah Music.

Leo Smith, Michael Gregory Jackson, James Emery, Thurman Barker, Wes Brown, Marty Ehrlich.

Back Star Liner / Dancing On The Heart Of Jah Lion / Buffalo People / Who Killed David Walker / Unity / Rehab.

(Kabell) 1986.

The Blue Mountain’s Sun Drummer.wadada leo smith The Blue Mountain's Sun Drummer.

Wadada Leo Smith (tr,flic,fl,vc) Ed Blackwell (dr,perc)

Uprising [4:41] / Love [5:10] / Seeds Of A Forgotten Flower [2:22] / The Blue Mountain’s Sun Drummer [6:35] / Mto: The Celestial River [6:45] / Don’t You Remember [5:54] / Sellassie-I [3:42] / Seven Arrows In The Garden Of Light [3:56] / Buffalo People: A Blues Ritual Dance [8:49] / Albert Ayler In A Spiritual Light [3:38]

(Kabell Records 111)

Brandeis University, 23 Ottobre 1986.

Kulture Jazz.Kulture Jazz.

Wadada Leo Smith (tp-flic-fl-arm-koto-mbira-perc-vc)

Don’t You Remembe / Kulture Of Jazz / Song Of Humanity (Kanto Pri Homaro) / Fire-Sticks Chrysamìnthemus And Moonlight (For Harum) / Seven Rigs Of Light In The Hola Trinity / Louis Armstrong Counter-Pointing / Albert Ayler In A Spiritual Light / The Kemet Omega Reign (For Billie Holiday) / Love Supreme (For John Coltrane) / Mississippi Delta Sunrise (For Bobbie) / Mother Sarah Brown-Smith-Wallace (1929-92) / the Healer’s Voyage On The Sacred River (For Ayl KwelArmah) / Uprising (For Jessie And Yvonne)

(ECM 1507) Winterthur, Ottobre 1992.

Tao-Njia.Tao-Njia.

Wadada Leo Smith (tp-flic-perc) Mike Noda (vib-perc) David Philipson (perc-fl) Harumi Makino Smith (vc) California E.A.R. Unit: Martin Walker (cl) Dorothy Stone (fl) Vicky Ray (p-cel) Robin Lorentz (viol) Erika Duke (cello) Stephen Lucky Mosko (dir)

Another Wave More Waves / Tao-Njia Of Safi Kozmoz Muzik.

Los Angeles, 17-11-95.

Double Thunderbolt: Memorial For Don Cherry: From Elephantasy To The Inergy Of Cherryco – Symphony For Improvisers I / Sun Lion’s Dance / Six Whales The Sea And A Big Sky Raimbow Spinx – Symphony For Improvisers II – A Falcon Ascends In A Moonbow Lightbeam.

(Tzadik TZ 7017) Valencia, California, 14-12-95.

Prataksis.wadada leo smith Prataksis.

Wadada Leo Smith (tr) Vinny Golia (st,ss,cl.cl/b,fl) Bertram Turetzky (b)

And The Future Became Fluid [6:38] / Dancing On The Edge [10:33] / Alexandra’s Fancy [7:09] / Music For Confused Travelers [8:58] / Of Love And Loss [3:37] / Growing To Be Shadows [9:06] / Two Up, Two Down [8:15] / Fractured Laws [9:15]

(Nine Winds NWCD0199)

California, 23 Aprile 1997.

Condor Autumn Wind.Condor Autumn Wind.

Wadada Leo Smith (tp-flic-fl-vc)

Hummingbirds Harvesting Nectar From The… / East: Illumination: Eagle: Yellow / Emmeya / Special Rider Blues / Sonicboltz Wave / Condor (For Dizy Gillespie) / Sunrise And Moonbows / Shah Ni’matullah Wali / Song Of Humanity / Albert Ayler.

(CD Wobbly Rail 1)

  Hayti Heritage Center, Durham, NC, 8 Novembre 1997.

Trumpets.Trumpets.

Wadada Leo Smith, Dave Douglas (tp) Lawrence Ochs (ss-st) Lisle Ellis (b) Donald Robinson (dr)

Second Breath / The Stone Heated Distance / Orbital / Soft City / Song Of Roland.

(Black Saint 120189)

Vancouver (Canada) 1-11-96 e Albuquerque (NM) 21-3-98.

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Light Upon Light.Light Upon Light.

California E.A.R.Unit Orchestra diretta da Stephen Lucky Mosko.

Moths Flames And The Giant Sequoia Redwood Trees.

Karen Elaine Bakunin (viola)

Hetep: Serenity: Tranquillity 2.

N’Da Kulture: Wadada Leo Smith (tp) Mark Trayler (str-elettr) Hatumi Makino Smith (poesia)

A Thousand Cranes: A Memorian For Amir Hamzehi.

N’Da Kulture: Wadada Leo Smith (tp) Mark Trayler (str-elettr)

Multiamerica.

New Century Players, diretta da David Rosemboom, Betram Turetsky (b)

Nur Luminous Light Upon Light.

(Tzadik TZ 7046) Los Angeles, Valencia California, 20-7-99.

Reflectativity.Reflectativity.

Wadada Leo Smith (tp-flic) Anthony Davis (p) Malachi Favors Magoustous (b)

Reflectativity / Ble Flag / Fisherman T Wmukl-D / Hanabishi.

(Tzadik TZ 7060)

New York, Gennaio 2000.

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Golden Quartet.Golden Quartet.

Wadada Leo Smith (tp-flic) Anthony Davis (p) Malachi Favors Magoustous (b) Jack DeJohnette (dr)

DeJohnette / Harumi / Celestial Sky And All The Magic: A Memorial For Lester Bowie / The Healer’s Voyage On The Sacred River / America’s Yhird Century Spiritual Awakening.

(Tzadik TZ 7604)

New York, 3-1-2000.

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Red Sulphur Sky.Red Sulphur Sky.

Wadada Leo Smith (tp-flic)

Red Sulphur Sky / Evening Glow A Shining Outward / The Medicine Wheel / aFmie: Purity And Poverty.

(Tzadik 7070)

New York, 14-4-2001.

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The Year Of The Elephant.The Year Of The Elephant.

Wadada Leo Smith (tp-flic) Anthony Davis (p-sint) Malachi Fawors Maghostut (b) Jack DeJohnette (dr-sint)

Al-Madinah / Piru / The Zamzam Well A Stream Of Pure Light / Kangaroo’s Hollow / The Year Of The Elephant / Miles Star In Three Parts.

(PSI 04)

New York, 18 e 19-5-2002.

Compassion.Compassion.

Wadada Leo Smith (tp-flic) Adam Rudolph (perc-vc)

Beauty: Aqumarine Night / Sun Ray Colors And Raimbow Images / Fragrance Of Light / Love Rhythms, Heart Song / Song Of Humanity / Silver Dream Circle / The Caller Of The Called.

(Meta/kabell 010)

Venice, 29-6-2002.

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Lake Biwa.Lake Biwa.

Wadada Leo Smith (tp-dir) Marcus Rojas (tuba) John Zorn (sa) Anthony Coleman, Yuko Fujiyama, Craig Taborn, Jamie Saft (p) Marc Ribot (g) Jennifer Choi (viol) Erik Friedlander (cello) John Lindberg, Wes Brown (b) Gerald Cleaver, Susie Ibarra, Kwakw Kwaakye Obeng (dr)

Lake Biwa – A Full-Moon Purewater Gold / Sanai’s Enclosed Garden Of The Truth / Diamondback Serpent In A House Full Of Water And Still Raising / Africana World.

(Tzadik TZ 8008)

New York, 2002.

Organic Resonance.Organic Resonance.

Wadada Leo Smith (tp) Anthony Braxton (sa-c/mel-ss-sopr)

Tawaf / Composition n.314 / Composition n.315 / A celestial Bow, Stone River and Silver Stars Overlayed In Red.

(PI 06)

New York, 5-4-2003.

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50 th Birthday Celebration Volume Eight.50 th Birthday Celebration Volume Eight.

Wadada Leo Smith (tp) John Zorn (sa) Susie Ibarra (dr)

Meridian / Rising Sign / Spirit Writing / By The Mark, Eight / Visitation / Ipsissimi / Ghost Writing / The Asending Arc / Full Fathom Five.

(Tzadik TZ 5008)

Tonic, New York, 22-9-2003.

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The Sweetness Of The Water.The Sweetness Of The Water.

Wadada Leo Smith (tp) Evan Parker (ss-st-p) John Coxon (g-org-elettr-arm-camp-vib-perc) Ashley Wales (g-elettr-camp-conga-p-lift/Cage) John Edwards (b) Mark Sanders (dr-perc)

Track Four / Quintet / Lata / Duo / Track One / INtet / Track Two / Autumn.

(Thristy EAR THI 71462)

Kingston, 2004.

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Snakish.Snakish.

Wadada Leo Smith (tp) Miroslav Tadic (g) Mark Nauseef (perc-elettr) Walter Quimtus (comp) Katya Quintus (vc)

Uncoiling / Cosmoil / Disembodyism / Over The Influence / Yopo / Black Bell MOTher / Majounish / Kawami Wama / Speed Per Coil / Neither Liquid Nor Gaseous Torn / Gold Green Melt / Gangah Wallah / Rivers Of Swans / Coiling.

(Loe LR 435)

Zerkall e Los Angeles, 2003-2004.

Wisdom In Time.Wisdom In Time.

Wadada Leo Smith (tp-flic-elettr.) Gunter Baby Sommer (dr-perc)

A Sonic Voice INclosed In The Wind / Tarantella rusticana / Pure Stillness / Gassire’s Lute / Woodland Trail To The Giant / Bass-Star Hemispheres (Dedicated To P.K.) / rain Cycles / Old Times Roll – New Times Goal / A Silent Letter To Someone.

(Intakt CD 128)

Guntershaunen, Svizzera, 22 e 23-5-2006.

Ancestors.wadada leo smith Ancestors.

Wadada Leo Smith (tr,perc) Louis Moholo-Moholo (dr,perc,vc)

Golden Spirit [8:55] / No Name In The Street, James Baldwin [8:25] / Jackson Pollock – Action [9:18] / Siholaro [8:02] / Ancestors [25:41]

(TUM Records 029)

Espoo, Finlandia, 6 Febbraio 2011.

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Ten Freedom Summers.wadada leo smith the freedom summers

Pheeroan akLaff (dr) Alison Bjorkedal (harp) Anthony Davis (p) Jim Foschia (cl) Lorenz Gamma (vl) Susie Ibarra (dr) Peter Jacobson (cello) Larry Kaplan (fl) Jan Karlin (viola) John Lindberg (b) Tom Peters (b) Jeff von der Schmidt (cond) Wadada Leo Smith (tr) Lynn Vartan (perc) Shalini Vijayan (vl)

1) Dred Scott: 1857 [11:48] / Malik Al Shabazz and the People of the Shahada [5:15] / Emmett Till: Defiant, Fearless [18:02] / Thurgood Marshall and Brown vs. Board of Education: A Dream of Equal Education, 1954 [15:05] / John F. Kennedy’s New Frontier and the Space Age, 1960 [22:08]
2) Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, 381 Days [12:43] / Black Church [16:35] / Freedom Summer: Voter Registration, Acts of Compassion and Empowerment, 1964 [12:34] / Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 [24:12]
3) Freedom Riders Ride [16:40] / Medgar Evers: A Love-Voice of a Thousand Years’ Journey for Liberty and Justice [10:07] / D.C. Wall: A War Memorial for All Times [12:17] / Buzzsaw: The Myth of a Free Press [15:03] / Little Rock Nine: A Force for Desegregation in Education, 1957 [13:49]
4) America, Parts 1, 2 & 3 [14:11] / September 11th, 2001: A Memorial [9:39] / Fannie Lou Hamer and the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, 1964 [8:36] / Democracy [14:30] / Martin Luther King, Jr: Memphis, the Prophecy [20:34]

(Cuneiform Records) Colburn School’s Zipper Hall in Los Angeles, 1977-2011.

Occupy The World.wadada leo smith Occupy The World.

Wadada Leo Smith (tr) Iida-Vilhelmiina Laine (cello) Mikko Innanen (sa,ss,sb) Kalle Kalima, Mikko Iivanainen (g) Juhani Aaltonen (fl) Kalle Hassinen (fhr) Iro Haarla (arpa) Veli Kujala (fis) Seppo Kantonen (p) Fredrik Ljungqvist (st,ss,cl,cl/b) Jari Hongisto (tb) Verneri Pohjola (tr) Kenneth Ojutkangas (tuba) John Lindberg, Ulf Krokfors (b) Mika Kallio, Stefan Pasborg (dr) Janne Tuomi (dr,marimba) Barbora Hilpo (viola) Niels Thorkild Levinsen, Terhi Pylkkänen (vl)

Queen Hatshepsutè [17:03] / The Bell [15:47] / Mount Kilimanjaro [20:52] / Crossing On A Southern Road [25:11] / Occupy The World For Life, Liberty And Justice [33:29]

(TUM Records 037) Helsinki, Finlandia, 19-21 Febbraio 2012.

Bishopsgate Concert.wadada leo smith Bishopsgate Concert

Wadada Leo Smith (tr) John Tilbury (p,whistle)

JT Solo [16:55] / IWLS Solo [10:35] / IWLS Solo [6:12] / IWLS Solo [8:01] / Bishopsgate Duo [32:18]

(Treader 021)

Lonrda, 14 Novembre 2012.

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The Great Lake Suites.wadada leo smith The Great Lake Suites.

Wadada Leo Smith (tr) Henry Threadgill (sa,fl) John Lindberg (b) Jack DeJohnette (dr)

Lake Michigan [22:01] / Lake Ontario [9:19] / Lake Superior [10:40] / Lake Huron [17:25] / Lake Erie [17:38] / Lake St. Clair [13:40]

(TUM REcords CD 041)

Avatar Studios, New York, 20 Dicembre 2012.

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Twine Forest.wadada leo smith Twine Forest.

Wadada Leo Smith (tr) Angelica Sanchez (p)

Cones Of Chrome [4:33] / Veinular Rub [8:56] / Retinal Sand [6:46] / Echolocation [7:27] / Light Black Birds [5:45] / Twine Forest [8:15] / In The Falls Of…[7:34] / Ultimate Causes [9:28]

(Clean Feed CF287CD)

Brooklyn, 7 Aprile 2013.

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Sonic Rivers.folder

Wadada Leo Smith (tr) George Lewis (tb) John Zorn (sa)

Cecil Taylor [8:57] / The Art Of Counterpoint [3:50] / North [7:14] / South [5:44] / East [4:05] / West [3:55] / Screaming Grass [5:49] / The Culture Of Gun Violence In The US [5:43]

(Tzadik TZA-4001)

EastSide Sound, New York, 17 Dicembre 2013.

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The Stone.wadada leo smith the stone

Bill Laswell (b) Wadada Leo Smith (tr)

Akashic Meditation [38:28]

(M.O.D. Technologies ‎MODDS00002)

The Stone, New York, 22 Aprile 2014.

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Red Hill.wadada leo smith red hill

Joe Morris (b) Balazs Pandi (dr) Jamie Saft (p,p/el) Wadada Leo Smith (tr)

Gneiss [12:23] / Janus Face [14:36] / Agpaitic [7:53] / Tragic Wisdom [12:46] / Debts of Honor [9:37] / Arfvedsonite [9:17]

(Rare Noise Records)

2014.

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America’s National Parks.wadada-leo-smith-americas-national-parks

Wadada Leo Smith (tr) Anthony Davis (p) Ashley Walters (cello) John Lindberg (b) Pheeroan akLaff (dr)

New Orleans: The National Culture Park USA 1718 [20:59] / Eileen Jackson Southern,1920-2002: A Literary National Park [9:40] / Yellowstone: The First National Park and the Spirit of America – The Mountains, Super-Volcano Caldera and Its Ecosystem 1872 [12:34] / The Mississippi River: Dark and Deep Dreams Flow the River – a National Memorial Park c. 5000 BC [31:09] / Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Parks: The Giant Forest, Great Canyon, Cliffs, Peaks, Waterfalls and Cave Systems 1890 [6:48] / Yosemite: The Glaciers, the Falls, the Wells and the Valley of Goodwill 1890 [15:23]

(Cuneiform RUNE 430-431)

Firehouse 12 Recording Studio, New Haven, CT, 14 Ottobre 2016.chiusura

SMITH LONNIE DR. (ORG)

Lackawanna, Buffalo, New York. 3/7/1942.

Circondato in famiglia da musicisti, la nonna fà parte di un quartetto gospel ed egli ha iniziato a cantare in un gruppo di rhythm-and-blues. All’inizio degli anni ’60 ha iniziato a suonare l’organo ed ha accompagnato in tournée la cantante Miss Sammy Bryant e ha collaborato con molti musicisti di passaggio per Buffalo. Nel 1965 ha suonato con Brother Jack McDuff, con George Benson a Pitsburg e nel 1967 a New York. Ha suonato con Lou Donaldson, con Ronnie Cuber dal 1969 al 1970, con Dizzy Gillespie, Grover Washington Jr., Ron Carter, Frank Foster, Leon Thomas, Willis”Gator”Jackson. Ha anche accompagnato delle famose cantanti pop come Gladys Knight, Dionne Warking, Etta James, Esther Phillips e i gruppi “Impressions”e “Coasters”. Ha guidato un trio insieme a John Abercrombie e Marvin ”Smitty” Smith. Dal 1980 ha iniziato a registrare freelance con Richie Hart, Jimmy Ponder, Ron Holloway, gli “Essence All Stars”, il sassofonista Terry Myers, Turk Mauro ed ha accompagnato al pianoforte Jesse Jones Jr., Eric Allison, Javon Jackson.

Discografia:

Finger Licking Good.Finger Licking Good.

Blue Mitchell (tr) King Curtis (varitone) Ronnie Cuber (sb) Lonnie Smith (org,vc) George Benson (g) Jimmy Lovelace (dr)

Our Miss Brooks

New York, 10 Marzo 1966.

Lennie’s blues / Keep talkin’

New York, 27 Marzo 1966.

Blue Mitchell (tr) King Curtis (st) Lonnie Smith (org) George Benson (g) Ray Lucas (dr)

In the beginning / Say stuff / My babe.

New York, 22 Novembre 1966.

Blue Mitchell (tr) King Curtis (st) Harold Ousley (st) Lonnie Smith (org) George Benson (g) Melvin Sparks (g) Al Michelle (g) Marion Booker (dr)

Hola muneca /  Can’t you just feel it / Minor chant / Jeannine / Sideman

(Columbia CL2696) New York, 22 Maggio 1967.

Think !.Think.

Lee Morgan (tp) David Newman (st-fl) Melvin Sparks (g) Lonnie Smith (org) Marion Booker Jr (dr) Henry Pucho Brown (timb) Wille Bivens, Norberto Apellaniz (conga)

The Call Of The Wind / Slouchin’.

Lee Morgan (tp) David Newman (st-fl) Melvin Sparks (g) Lonnie Smith (org) Marion Booker Jr (dr)

Son Of Ice Bag / Think / Three Blind Mice.

(Blue Note BST 84290) Englewood Cliffs, NJ. 23-7-68.

Turning Point.Turning Point.

Lee Morgan (tp) Julian Priester (tb) Bennie Maupin (st) Lonnie Smith (org) Melvin Sparks (g) Leo Morris (dr)

See Way / Slow High / Eleanor Rigby/ Turning Point.

Lonnie Liston Smith (org) Melvin Sparks (g) Leo Morris (dr)

People Sure Act Funny.

(Blue Note LT 1038) Englewood Cliffs, NJ. 3-1-69.

More Your Land.More Your Land.

Rudy Jones (st) Ronnie Cuber (s/b) Dr.Lonnie Smith (org-vc) Larry McGhee (g) Sylvester Goshay (dr)

Charlie Brown / Layin’In The Cut / Sunshine Superman / Move Your Hand / Satisfation / Dancing In An Easy Groove.

(Blue Note 4326)

Club Harlem, Atlantic City, 9-8-69.

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Drivers.Drivers.

Dave Hubbard (st) Ronnie Cuber (sb) Dr.Lonnie Smith (org) Larry McGee (g) Joe Dukes (dr)

Twenty-Five Miles / SpinningWheel / Seven Steps To Heaven / Psychedelic PI / Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf.

(Blue Note 4351)

Englewood Cliffs, NJ. 2-1-70.

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Live At Club Monzanbique.Live At Club Monzanbique.

Dave Hubbard (st) Ronnie Cuber (sb) Dr.Lonnie Smith (org) George Benson (g) Joe Dukes (dr) Gary Jones, Clifford Mack (perc)

I Can’t Stand It / Impressions / Scream / Play It Back / Love Bowl / Peace Of Mind / I Want To Thank You / Seven Steps To Heaven / Move Your Hand / Expressions / Come Together / The Days Of Wine And Roses / I’m Doing Bad, I’m Doing Fine

(Blue Note 31880)

Detroit, 21-5-70.

Mama Wailer.Mama Wailer.

Danny Moore (tp-flc) Groover WashingtonJr, Dave Hubbard, Marvin Cabbel (st) Dr.Lonnie Smith (org) Jimmy Ponder, George Davis (g/el) Robert Lowe Jr. (g) Ron Carter (b) Chuck Rainey (b) Billy Conham (dr) Airto Moreira, Richard Pratt, Bill King (perc)

Mama Wailer / Hola Menuca / I Feel The Eart Move / Stand.

(King 8358)

New York, 14-15 Luglio 1971.

Afro-Desia. afro desia

Joe Lovano (st,ss) Lonnie Smith (org) A friend (g) Greg Hopkins (tp) Ron Carter (b/el) Ben Riley (dr) Ralphe Armstrong (b/el) Jamey Haddad (perc)

The awakening / Favors / Spirits free / Straight to the point / Afrodesia.

(LRC CD9079)

New York, 1975.

Keep On Lovin’.Keep On Lovin’

Dr.Lonnie Smith (org) Bob Rabbit (b) Alan Rubin, Randy Brecker (tr) Barry Rogers (tb) Dave Taylor (tb/b) Fred Griffen (fhr) George Young (fl,sa) Lew Del Gatto (fl,sb) Joe Lovano (st) Jerry Friedman, Lance Quinn (g) Will Lee (b/el) Rick Moratta (dr) Jimmy Maelen (perc)

Keep On Lovin’ / Sizzle Stick / Lean Meat / What I Want / Filet-o-sole / No Tears Tomorrow.

(Groove Merchant 3312)

New York, Agosto 1976.

Gotcha.Gotcha.

Dr.Lonnie Smith (org-g-vc) Tom Browne (tr) Alvin Flyth (sax) Joseph Nerney (sa) Eddie Daniels (st) Jay Berliner, Jay Friedman, Curtis Weaver (g) Neil Jason, Peter Caccamo (b/el) Brian Brake, Hal Lichenbaum (dr) Jimmy Maelen (perc) Gordon Grody, Frank Floyd, Zack Sanders (vcl)

Sweet Honey Wine / I Need Your Love / What’s Done Is Done / DO It / Journey To Within’ / My Latin Sky.

(LRC 9323)

New York, 1978.

The Turbanator.The Turbanator.

Dr.Lonnie Smith (org) Jimmy Ponder (g) Buster Williams (b) Buddy Williams (dr)

Caravan / Night Song / Someday My Prince Will Come / River Walk / Monk Could Swing / Cherokee / Brushin’It.

(32 jazz 32209)

9-6-91.

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Afro Blue.Afro Blue.

Dr.Lonnie Smith (org) John Abercrombie (g) Marvin Smitty Smith (dr)

Afro Blue / Impressions / Naime / Traces Of Trane / Lonnie’s Lament / Bessie’s Blues.

(Musicmasters 65167)

17-6-93.

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Foxy Lady: A Tribute To Hendricks.Foxy Lady

Dr.Lonnie Smith (org) John Abercrombie (g) Marvin Smitty Smith (dr)

Foxey Lady / Castles Made Od Sand – Star Spangled Banner / Third Stone From The Sun / Jimi Meets Miles.

(Musicmasters 65158)

19-3-94.

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The Art Of Organizing.The Art Of Organizing.

Dr.Lonnie Smith (org) Peter Bernstein (g) Billy Drummond (dr)

When We Kissed At Night / My Little Suede Shoes / That Ain’t Right / Polka Dots And Moonbeams / Softly As In A Morning Sunrise / Turning Point / Night Song / Too Darn Hot.

(Criss Cross 1318)

15-12-93.

Purple Haze.Purple Haze.

Dr.Lonnie Smith (org) John Abercrombie (g) Marvin “Smitty” Smith (dr)

Vodoo chile / Up from the skies / Gypsy eyes / Purple haze / Star spangled banner.

(Venus TKCV-79055)

New York, 20 Marzo 1994.

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Boogaloo To Beck: A Tribute.Boogaloo To Beck

David Feathead Newman (st) Dr.Lonnie Smith (org) Doug Munro (g)

Paper Tiger / Tropicalia / Mixed Buziness / The New Pollution / Devils Haircult / Sexx Laws / Loser / Jack Ass / Where It’s AT / He’s A Mighty Good Leader / Nobody’s Fault.

(Scufflin Rec.8481)

20-5-2003.

Too Damn Hot.Too Damn Hot.

Dr.Lonnie Smith (org) Peter Bernstein (g) Rodeny Jones (g) Gregory Hutchinson (dr) Fukushi Tainaka (dr)

N’Orleans / Too Darn Hot / Back Track / The Whip / Silver Serenade / Track 9 / One Cylinder / Someday My Prince Will Come / Your Mama’s Got A Complex / Evil Turn.

(Plametto 2105)

5-6 Gennaio 2004.

Jungle Soul.Jungle Soul.

Dr.Lonnie Smith (org) Peter Bernstein (g) Allison Miller (dr)

Trouble Man / Simone / Jungle Soul / Willow Weep Fro Me / Freedom Jazz Dance / Blue Moment / Witch Doctor / Bemsha Swing / Zimbabwe / Jungle Wisdom.

(Palmetto 2119)

28-29 Novembre 2005.

Rise Up.Rise Up.

Donald Harrison (sa) Dr.Lonnie Smith (org-vc) Peter Bernstein, Matt Balitsaris (g) Herlin Riley (dr) James Shipp (perc) Pat Rustici, Natasha Zaikina (battimani) Jo Lawry (vc-battimani)

A matterapat / Come Together / Pilgrimage / Dapper Dan / And The World Weeps / People Make The World Go Round / Tyrone / Sweet Dreams / Voodoo Doll.

(Palmetto PM 2138)

2007.

Spiral.Spiral.

Dr.Lonnie Smith (org-vc-g) Dominig Bouchaud (org) Jonathan Kreisberg (g) Jamire Williams (dr)

Mellow Mood / I’ve Never Been In Love Before / Frame For The Blues / I Didn’t Know What Time It Was / Sweet & Lovely / Spiral / Beehive / Sukiyaki.

(Palmetto 2142)

12-13 Gennaio 2010.chiusura

SMITH LONNIE, LISTON. (P-ORG)

Richmond, Virginia. 28/12/1940.

Nato in una famiglia di musicisti, si è displomato alla Armstrong High School di Richmond ed ha frequentato il Morgan State College, nella cui orchestra suona il piano. Ha accompagnato Ethel Ennis nel 1961, Betty Carter nel 1963, sino al 1971 ha suonato con Roland Kirk, Art Blakey, Joe Williams, Pharoah Sanders, Leon Thomas, Gato Barbieri. Nel 1973 è entrato nel gruppo di Miles Davis, ha messo su il gruppo”Cosmic Echoes” insieme a Marcus Miller, con il quale registreranno “Expansions” che ottiene molto successo. Ha inciso anche con Sonny Simmons, Norman Connors, Stanley Turrentine. Pianista molto incline al rhythm & blues.

Discografia:

Astral Traveling.Astral Traveling.

George Barron (ss-st) Lonnie Liston Smith (p-p/el) Joe Beck (g) Cecil McBee (b) David Lee (dr) Sonny Morgan, James Mtume (perc) Radal Roy (tabla) Geeta Vachi (tabla-tamb)

Astral Traveling / Let Us Go Into The House Of The Lord / Rejuvenation / I Mani / In Search Of Truth / Aspirations.

(Bluebird)

New York, 1973.

Cosmic Funk.Cosmic Funk.

George Barron (fl-sa-st) Lonnie Liston Smith (p-p/el) Donald Smith (fl-p-vc) Al Anderson (b) Art Gore (dr) Doug Hammond, Lawrence Killian, Andrew Cyrille, Ron Bridgewater (perc)

Cosmic Funk / Footprints / Beautiful Woman / Sais / Peaceful Ones / Naima.

(RCA 50591)

New York, Aprile 1974.

Expansions.Expansions.

Dave Hubbard (ss) Donald Smith (fl-vc) Lonnie Liston Smith (p-p/el) Michael Carvin (clav-perc) Cecil McBee (b) Art Gore (dr) Lawrence Killian (perc)

Expanzion / Desert Nights / Summer Days / Voodoo Woman / Peace / Shadows / My Love.

(Novus)

New York, 25-26 Novembre 1974.

Visions Of A New World.Visions Of A New World.

Cecil Bridgewater (tp) Clifford Adams (tb) Dave Hubbard (ss) Donald Smith (fl-vc) Lonnie Liston Smith (p-p/el) Reggie Lucas (g) Greg Maker (b/rl) Art Gore (dr) Angel Allende, Ray Armando, Lawrence Killian (perc)

A Change For Peace / Love Beams / Colors Of The Raimbow / Devika / Sunset / Vision Of New World (Phase 1) / Vision Of New World (Phase 2) / Summmer Night.

(Flying Dutchman)

New York, 1975.

Renaissance.Renaissance.

Dave Hubbard (fl-ss-st) Donald Smith (fl-vc) Lonnie Liston Smith (p-p/el) Leon Pendarvis (clav) Gene Bertoncini (g) Kenneth Bichell (synt) Al Anderson (b) Wilby Fletcher (dr) Lawrence KIlliam, Gulliherme Franco (perc)

Space Lady / Mardi Gras / Starlight And You / Mongotee / A Song For Love / Between Here And There / Renaissance.

(RCA 1822)

New York, 1977.

Live !.Live !.

Dave Hubbard (ss-st) Donald Smith (fl-vc) Lonnie Liston Smith (p-p/el) Ron Miller (g) Al Anderson (b) Hollywood Barker, Michael Garvin (perc)

Sorceress / Prelude / Expansions / My Love / Vision Of New World (Phase 1) / Vision Of New World (Phase 2) / Watercolors / Sunset.

(RCA 2433)

Brooklyn, 19 e 21 Maggio 1977.

Loveland.Loveland.

Donadl Smith (fl-vc) Dave Hubbard (fl-ss) Lonnie Liston Smith (p-p/el) Ron Miller (g-g/el) Al Anderson (b) Marcus Miller (b) George A Jhonson Jr. (dr) Lawrence Killiam (perc)

Sunburst / Journey Into Love / Floating Through Space / Bright Moments / We Can Dream / Springtime Magic / Love Land / Explorations.

(Columbia)

New York, 1978.

Exotic Mysteries.Exotic Mysteries.

Jimmy Owens, Robert Fortunato (tp) Virgil Jones, Tom Malone, Sam Burtis (tb) Donald Smith (fl.vc) Dave Hubbard (fl-sa) Lonnie Liston Smith (p-p/el) Aurell Ray, Butch Campbell (g) Ron Miller (g/el) Marcus Miller (b) Lino Reyes (dr) Steve Thornton (perc) Brenda White King, Zachary Sanders, Ray Simpson, Ullanda McCullogh (vc)

Space Princess / Quiet Moments / Magical Journey / Exotic Mysterries / Singing For Love / Mystical Dreamer / Twilight / Night Flower.

(Columbia 36366) New York, 1978.

Dreams Of Tomorrow.Dreams Of Tomorrow.

Dave Hubberd (fl-ss) Donald Smith (fl-vc) Lonnie Liston Smith (p-p/el) Marcus Miller (b/el-g) Yogi Horton (dr) Buddy Williams (dr) Steve Thornton (perc)

A Lonely Way To Be / Mystic Woman / The Love I See In Your Eyes / Dreams Of Tomorrow / Never Too Late / Raimbows Of Love / Divine Light / A Garden Of Peace.

(Doctor Jazz AK-38447)

New York, 1979.

A Song For The Childrens.A Song For The Children.

Dave Hubbard (fl) Lonnie Liston Smith (p-p/el) Marcus Miller (b) Ron Miller, Kevin J.Perry, AUrell Ray, Butch Campbell (g) Peter Brown (b) Lino Reyes (dr) Steve Thornton (perc) James Robinson, Yvonne Lewis, ULlanda McCullough, Janet Wright (vc)

A Song For The Childrens / A Lovers’ Dream / Aquarian Cycle / Street Festival / Midsummer Magic / Nightlife / A Gift Of Love / Fruit Music.

(Columbia) New York, 1979.

Love Is The Answer.Love Is The Answer.

Kevin Jasper, Albert Jones, Louis Barabarin, John Lewis, Koran Daniels (hr) Dave Hubbard (fl-ss-st) Lonnie Liston Smith (p-p/el) Dr.Lonnie Smith (org) Abdul Wali, Doc Powell (g) James Robinson (g-vc) Pee Wee Ford (b) Lino Reyes (dr) Lawrence Killiam, Asante (perc) Gloria Jones, Marcella Allen, Cassie Awkins, Butch Jacksom (vc)

In The Park / Love Is The Answer / Speak About It / Bridge Through Time / On The Real Side / Enchantres / Give Peace A Change / Free And Easy.

(Columbia 36373)  New York, 1980.

Love Goddess.Love Goddess.

Lonnie Liston Smith (p-p/el-keyb) Ron Richardson (b) Terry Burrus (keyb,vc) Benshi Jones, Karen Bernard (vc)

Loe Goness / Obsession / Heaven / Giving You The Best That I Go / Star Flower / Monk’s Mood / I’m Your Melody / Don’t Write Checks That Your Body Can’t Cash / Dance Floor / Blue In Green Blue Bossa / A Child Is Born.

(Arista 4021)

1983.

Silhouette.Silhouette.

Lonnie Liston Smith (p-p/el) Premik (sa-ss-fl) Barry Eastmond, Robert Thiele Jr., Joy Askew (sint) Abdul Wuali (g) Anthony Jackson, Tom Barney (b) Buddy Williams (dr) Jimmy Maelen, Kimati Dinizulu (perc) Donald Smith, Baby Floyd Kurt Yahjian, Keven P.Green, Miles Watson (vc)

Warm / If You Take Care Of Me / Silhouette / Summer Afternoon / Enlightenment / City Of Lights / Once Again Love / Just Us Two.

(Doctor Jazz FW 39420)

New York, Giugno-Luglio 1984.

Rejuvenation.Rejuvenation.

Premik (ss) n Smith (p-p/el-keyb) Daniel Carillo (g) Cecil McBee (b) Steve Thornton (perc)

Rejuvenation / Island In The Sun / London Interlude / The Eternal Quest / A Frozen Lake / Girl In MY Dreams.

(Doctor Jazz AK-40063)

New York, 26-27 Febbraio 1985.

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Make Someone Happy.Make Someone Happy.

Lonnie Liston Smith (p-p/el) Cecil McBee (b) Al Foster (dr)

Satin Doll / Make Someone Happy / Close Your Eyes / I Can’t Get Started / Speak Low / Wives And Lovers / Cary Paul And Louise / Duke’s Place.

(Doctor Jazz AK-40612)

New York, 27-10-86.

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Magic Lady.Magic Lady.

Lonnie Liston Smith (p-p/el)

Color My Love / Serious / Dream Lover / Let’s Spend The Night Together / Summer Love / Get Here / Good Love / Magic Lady / Give Peace A Chance / Quiets Moments.

(Startrack 1000)

Washington DC, 1991.

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Transformation.Transformation.

Lonnie Liston Smith (p-p/el) Sven Wah Waje, Mike Scott, Wayne Bruce (g) Gary Grainger (g/el) Moe Daniels (sytn) Greg Grainger (perc-dr) Rene Robrahn (dr) Alfredo Mojica (perc) Donald Smith, Leslie Tanner, Lalomie Washburn, Dawn Robinson (vc)

Transformation / Queen Of Hearts / Beautiful Girl / Angels Of The Night / Moon Beams / Nubian Nights / Caribbean Sunrise / Space Princess / Quiet Moments A Chance For Peace.

(Import 111389)  Baltimore, 24-3-1998.chiusura

SMITH LONNIE, LISTON SR. (VC)

Andrews, South Carolina. 21/5/1907. – Richmond, Virginia. 31/7/1995.

Padre del più famoso Lonnie, per molti anni ha fatto parte del gruppo Gospel “The Armonizing Four”. E’ stato anche padre del cantante, flautista e pianista Donald C.Smith. Figlio di un diacono sin da bambino ha frequentato il coro della chiesa. Nel 1930 la famiglia si è trasferita a Richmond in Virginia, dove ha lavorato come facchino in una fabbrica di tabacco ed ha continuato a cantare in gruppi di gospel. Nel 1943 con gli “Armonizing Four” si è esibito allo Smithsonian Institute, al Teatro Apollo di Harlem, alla Carnegie Hall id New York ed in diverse stazioni radio. Negli ultimi anni si sono esibiti alla 31 Street Baptist Church di Richmond in Virginia. Ha fatto parte del gruppo per 52 anni, cioè sino alla sua morte.chiusura

SMITH LOUIS, EDWARD (TP)

Menphis, Tennessee. 20/5/1931. – Chicago, Illinois. 1972.

Ha fatto parte del gruppo dei “Tennessee State Collegians” con i quali ha suonato alla Carnegie Hall e dal 1955 ha iniziato ad insegnare ad Atlanta in Georgia. Nel 1958 ha suonato con: Horace Silver, poi con Julian Adderley, con Charlie Rouse, con Art Taylor, gli “Young Men From Menphis” nel 1960, con George Coleman nel 1968. Ha inciso con Kenny Burrell ed anche due dischi da leader. In seguito si è dedicato esclusivamente all’insegnamento e solo all’inizio degli anni ’90 ha ripreso a registrare. Considerato un trombettista dei più completi degli ultimi anni è stato poco reclamizzato. Lontano dai grandi circuiti, per venti anni, si è dedicato all’insegnamento è questo ha molto influito dall’essere poco conosciuto dalle nuove generazioni. Quando è tornato alla ribalta ha dimostrato di essere ancora integro, di essere ancora un improvvisatore in possesso di grande ispirazione, giusto connubio del fuoco degli esordi e della maturità acquisita con l’età. In possesso di una grande tecnica e di una grande sensibilità interpretativa.

Discografia:

Here Comes Louis Smith.Here Comes Louis Smith.

Louis Smith (tp) “Buckshot la Funke (Cannonball Adderley (sa) Duke Jordan (p) Doug Watkins (b) Art Taylor (dr)

Brill Trues/ Tribute To Brownie/ South Side.

Hackensack, NJ.4-2-58.

Stesso gruppo, Tommy Flanagan per Jordan.

Stardust/ Val’s Blues/ Ande.

(Blue Note BLP 1584) Hackensack, NJ. 9-2-58.

Smithville.Smithville.

Louis Smith (tp) Charlie Rouse (st) Sonny Clark (p) Paul Chambers (b) Art Taylor (dr)

Tunesmith (Bakin’) / There’ll Never Be Another You / Au Privave / Smithville / Embraceable You / Later / Wetu.

(Blue Note BLP 1594)

Hackensack, NJ. 30-3-58.

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Just Friends.Just Friends.

Louis Smith (tp-flic) George Coleman (st) Harold Mabern (p) Jamil Nasser (b) Ray Mosca (dr)

Blues For Johnny / Lulu / Vaughn’s Bounce / I Remember Clifford / Oleo / Minor Bit.

(Steeplechase SCCD 31096)

New York, 19-3-78.

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Prancin’.Prancin’.

Louis Smith (tp) Junior Cook (st) Roland Hanna (p) Sam Jones (b) Billy Hart (dr)

One For Nils / Chanson De Louise / Ryan’s Groove / Fats / Prencin’ / I Can’t Get Started / Chanson De Louis (alt.take)

(Steeplechase SCCD 31268)

New York, 13 Aprile 1979.

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Ballads For Lulu.Ballads For Lulu.

Louis Smith (tp) Jim McNeely (p) Bob Cranshaw (b) Keith Copeland (dr)

A Portrait Of Jenny / Lulu / Time After Time / Polka Dots And Moonbemas / Old Folks / Smoke Gets In Your Eyes / Laura / Cry My A River / Don’t Blame Me.

(Steeplechase SCCD 31268)

New York, 22 Marzo 1990.

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Strike Up The Band.Strike Up The Band.

Louis Smith (tp-flic) Vincent Herring (sa) Junior Cook (st) Kevin Hays (p) Steve La Spina (b) Leroy Williams (dr)

I Hear Rhapsody / It’s All Right / Don’t Misunderstand / Edwa / Stabelmates / Lover / Night And Day / Strike Up The Band.

(Steeplechase SCCD 31294)

New York, Agosto 1991.

Silvering.Silvering.

Louis Smith (tp-flic) Von Freeman (st) Jodie Christian (p) Eddie De Haas (b) Wilbut Campbell (dr)

I’ll Remember April / Au Privave / Raodies / What Is This Thing Called Love / Body And Soul / Silvering / Stella By Starlight / Blues For Alice.

(Steeplechase SCCD 31336)

Danimarca, Aprile 1993.

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The Very Tought Of You.The Very Tought Of You.

Louis Smith (tp) Jodie Christian (p)

My Ideal / Don’t Take Your Love Away From Me / Mihoko’s Tune / I Wilol Wait For You / But Not For Me / A Cottage For Sale / The Very Thought Of You / A Child Is Born / I Should Care.

(Steeplechase SCCD 31361)

Ottobre 1994.

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I Waited For You.I Waited For You.

Louis Smith (tp) Vincent Herring (sa-ss) Richard Wyands (p) Dennis Irwin (b) Kenny Washington (dr)

Dig / Solar / I Waited For You / Walkin’ / Half Nelson / Vierd Blues / Milestones / Bye Bye Blackbird.

(Steeplechase SCCD 31385)

Copenhagen, Novembre 1995.

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There Goes My Heart.There Goes My Heart.

Louis Smith (tp) Bruce Williams (sa) George Cables (p) Jay Anderson (b) Al Harewood (dr)

Sgb / Ray’s Idea / Abe’s Axe / Prince Albert / You Don’t Know What Love Is / Poor Butterfly / Blue Bossa / There Goes My Heart.

(Steeplechase SCCD 31415)

New York, Marzo 1997.

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Once In A While.Once In A While.

Louis Smith (tp) Daug Raney (g) Hugo Rasmussen (b) Keith Copeland (dr)

Just Friends / Once In A While / Over The Raimbow / Tune Up / Don’t Blame Me / Once I Had A Secret Love / Sandu / There Is No Greater Love.

(Steeplechase SCCD 31464)

Maggio 1998.

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Steeplechase Jam Session Vol.7.Steeplechase Jam Session Vol.7.

Louis Smith (tp) Billy Mitchell (st) Mark Turner (st) Andy LaVerne (p) Jay Anderson (b) Billy Drummond (dr)

Blues For Jimmy / On The Trail / Hat Trick / Ballad Medley / My Romance / What’s New / I Loves You Porgy / Autumn Leaves / Four.

(Steeplechase SCCD 31546)

New UYork, Settembre 1997.

Soon.Soon.

Louis Smith (tp) Jimmy Greene (st) Andy LaVerne (p) Jay Asnderson (b) Billy Drummond (dr)

Mike 2 / Soon / Angel Eyes / Autumn Leaves / Room 1426 / I Should Care / All God’s Children Got Rhythm.

(Steeplechase SCCD 31442)

New York, Settembre 1997.

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The Bopsmith.The Bopsmith.

Louis Smith (tp) Jon Grodon (sa-fl) Michael Weiss (p) Jay Anderson (b) Joe Farnsworth (dr)

Val’s Blues / Fro Heaven’s Sake / The Way You Look Tonight / I Love You / Ed’s Love / A Ghost Of A Chance / Sweet Clifford.

(Steeplechase SCCD 31498)

Paramus, N.J., 18 Aprile 2000.

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Louisville.Louisville.

Louis Smith (tp) Jon Gordon (sa-fl) Michael Cochrane (p) Calvin Hill (b) Jeff Hirshfield (dr)

Buzzy / Isfahan / Algo Bueno / I’ll Close My Eyes / Ande / Fopr All We Know / Days Of Wine And Roses / Scrapple From The Apple.

(Steeplechase SCCD 31552)

Aprile 2003.chiusura

SMITH MAMIE, ROBINSON (VC)

Cincinnati, Ohio. 26/5/1883. – New York. 30/10/1946.

All’età di dieci anni ha calcato le scene con un gruppo di ballerini bianchi i “Four Mitchells”. A dodici anni Ha lavorato in tournée con la rivista ”Tutt-Whitney’s Smart Set Company”. A tredici anni ha sposato il tenore William Smith detto “Sweet Singing Smitty” e si è esibita con lui in diversi club ed in riviste teatrali. E’ stata la prima cantante nera di blues ad incidere, la sua registrazione del brano “Crazy Blues” effettuata il 10 agosto 1920 ha avuto un grande successo, se ne sono vendute un milione di copie. Nelle incisioni e nelle tournée era accompagnata dal gruppo”Jazz Hounds”, ha inciso anche con l’Harlem Trio, composto da Sideny Bechet, Clarence Williams e Buddy Christian nel 1923. Dal 1934 è stata accompagnata dall’Orchestra diretta da Fats Pichon, poi da quella di Andy Kirk ed a New York ha un suo gruppo i ”Beale Street Boys”. E’ stata anche accompagnata da Willie ”The Lion” Smith e da Coleman Hawkins. Una delle sue ultime apparizioni al Lido Ballroom di New York il 19 agosto 1944 insieme a Billie Holiday. Ha anche girato il film ”Paradise in Harlem” insieme a Lucky Millinder. Affascinante “diseuse”, molto popolare ad Harlem, ha avuto una notevole importanza nella storia del canto jazz. Dalla voce di contralto agrodolce e dal vibrato risonante. Esponeva con molta forza le canzoni sentimentali ed i blues.

Discografia:

Johnny Dunn, Bubber Miley (tp) Cal Jones, Buddy Aiken (tb) Coleman Hawkins (st) Perry Bradford (p) Cokey Spivey, John Mitchell (g) ed altri.

Jenny’s Ball.

(Parlophon) 1922.

Mamie Smith (vc) Tom Morris (corn) Bob Fuller (cl) Charlie Irvis (tb) J.C.Johnson (p) Buddy Christian (bj)

Goin’Crazy With The Blues.

27-8-27.

What Have You Done To Make Me Feel This Way.

31-8-27.

Bill Dillard (tp) James Archey (tb) Fred Skerritt (sa) Henry Jones (st) Gene Rodgers (p) Goldie Lucas (g) Richard Fulbright (b)

Jenny’s Ball.

New York, 19-2-31.chiusura

SMITH MAYBELLE, MABEL (VC)

Jackson, Tennessee. 1924. – Chicago, Illinois. 1972.

Ha fatto parte sin da bambina del coro della Sanctified Church di Jackson. A nove anni ha vinto un concorso per giovani cantanti ed è entrata nella “Dave Clark’s Menphis Band”. Nell’era dello swing ha lavorato con l’orchestra di Tiny Bradshaw e nel 1956 è stata sotto contratto con la Savoy, ma ha registrato anche con altre case discografiche. Una delle voci più celebri del R&B degli anni’60. Cantante versatile interprete con uguale maestria delle ballad, degli standards e nel R&B. Dalla voce a volte rauca e selvaggia ed a volte dolce e giovanile. chiusura

SMITH MARVIN “SMITTY” (DR)

Waukegan, Illinois. 24/6/1961.

Ha frequentato il Berklee College of Music ed a venti anni è già uno dei batteristi più richiesti nella zona di New York. Ha suonato per diverso tempo con John Hendricks, poi con John Hicks, Bobby Watson e Slide Hampton. Dalla metà degli anni ‘80 ha ha lavorato freelance con Archie Shepp, Branford Marsalis, Hamiet Bluiett, Terence Blanchard, Donald Harrison, Joe Newman, Joe Wilder, Kevin Eubanks, Dave Holland, David Murray, Frank Foster, Frank Wess, Mulgrew Miller, Ray Brown, Ron Carter, Hank Jones, nel Jazztet di Farmer/Golson, nei Five Elements di Steve Coleman, Sonny Rollins, Donald Byrd. Dal 1984 al 1995 ha collaborato con Peter Leitch, con Dave Holland. Negli studi insieme a Kevin Eubanks, Cassandra Wilson, Buddy Montgomery, George Shearing. Ha inciso il suo primo disco da leader nel 1989 e ha fatto una lunga tournée con il cantante rock Sting. Sempre freelance con Dianne Reeves, Emily Remler, Monty Alexander, grover Washington Jr., David”Feathead”Newman, Ray Drummond, Kip Hanrahan, Michelle Hendricks, col “M-Base”, Harvie Swartz, JoAnne Brakeen, Steve Marcus, Bheki Mseleku, Stefan Karlsson, Billy Taylor, Michel Camilo, Robin Eubanks e McCoy Tyner. Nel 1995 si è stabilito a Los Angeles partecipando al “The Night Show”della NBC, diretto da Kevin Eubanks. Ha registrato con Joe Locke e Lonnie Smith, Jay Hoggard e Don Byron, Larry Coryell, Kenny Drew Jr. e Art Farmer, nel 1999 con Michel Sarbady. Alla base della sua popolarità è l’abilità di adattarsi a qualsiasi contesto. Batterista che ha come modello Max Roach.

Discografia:

Keeper Of The Drums.marvin-smitty-smith-keeper-of-the-drums

Wallace Roney (tp) Robin Eubankd (tb) Steve Coleman (sa-ss) Ralph Moore (st) Mulgrew Miller (p) Lonnie Plaxico (b) Marvin ”Smitty” Smith (dr)

Just Have Fun / Miss Ann / Love Will Find A Way / A Song Of Joy / The Creeper / Now I Know / Thinking Of You / A Simple Samba Song.

(Concord Jazz 325)

New York, Marzo 1987.

The Road Less Trafelled.marvin-smitty-smith-the-road-less-travelled

Wallace Roney (tp) Robin Eubanks (tb) Steve Coleman (sa) Ralph Moore (st) James Williams (p) Robert Hurst (b) Marvin ”Smitty” Smith (dr) Kenyatte Abdur-Rahman (perc)

The Neighborhood / I’ll Love You Always / Wish You Were Here With Me Part. 1 / Salsa Blue / Gothic 17 / Concerto In B.G. / The Road Less Traveled.

(Concord CCD 4379) New York, Febbraio 1989.chiusura

SMITH MICHAEL, JOSEPH (P-KEY)

Livingston Country, Kentucky. 13/8/1938.

Musicista autodidatta, già a sei anni si esibisce in pubblico. Ha ricevuto delle lezioni da David Baker e Ran Blake e nel 1955 ha iniziato a studiare la musica elettronica, interessandosi di sintetizzatori. Nel 1972 ha inciso il suo primo disco di piano solo. E’ venuto in Europa e si è stabilito a Parigi, dove si è esibito in diversi concerti, ed ha inciso con Steve Lacy. Nel 1975 si è trasferito in Svezia, ha collaborato con Gunther Shuller e con John Cage.

Discografia:

Totality.michael-smith-totality

Michael Smith (piano solo)

Tender Are Your Eyes / Jazz Ballet For Patricia / All I Need Is You / Angel Eyes / And Then…I Died / Your Voices Speaks.

(Red Record VPA 118)

Milano, 1970.

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Luminescence.michael-smith-luminescence

Michael Smith (sa-ss-sb-fl-perc) Jerry Di Muszio (st-cl-fl) Larry Luchowski (p) Larry Gray (b/el) Paul Vertico (dr)

Bahia / I Hope And Pray / Year Of The Monkey / Mephisto / Luminescence / Dear Julian.

(SHMO 110020)

California, 1981.chiusura

SMITH MIKE (SA-SS)

Chicago, Illinois. 13/8/1938.

Altosassofonista bianco, ha studiato alla North Texas University. Ha suonato con Maynard Ferguson, accompagnato Frank Sinatra, poi ha suonato con Nat Adderley, Clark Terry, Phil Woods, Art Farmer. In seguito ha organizzato un suo gruppo sul modello di Cannonball. Musicista swingante, hard e sassofonista dalla tecnica sicura e dal fraseggio fluido.

Discografia:

Unit 7 A Tribute To Cannonball Adderley.mike-smith-unit-7-a-tribute-to-cannonball-adderley

Ron Friedman (tp-flic) Mike Smith (sa) Jodie Christian (p) John Whittfield (b) Robert Shy (dr)

Unit 7 / Hi Fly / Work Song / Jeanine / Pisces / Dat Dere / A Little Taste.

Ron Friedman (tp-flic) Mike Smith (sa) Jodie Christian (p) Sid Jacobs (g) John Whittfield (b) Robert Shy (dr) Alejo Proveda (perc)

La Luz De La Luna.

(Delmark DE 444) 1989.

On A Cool Night.mike-smith-on-a-cool-night

Ron Friedman (tp-flic) Mike Smith (sa-ss) Jim Ryan (p) John Whitfield (b) Bob Rummage (dr)

Don’t Scare Me None / Speak No Evil / Jeanie / Stars Fell On Alabama / Autumn Leaves / Stu’s Blues / On A Cool Night / Big”P”.

(Delmark DE 448)

1991.

The Traveler.mike-smith-the-traveler

Ron Friedman (tp-flic) Mike Smith (sa-ss) Jim Ryan (p) John Whitfield (b) Bob Rummage (dr)

The Traveler / Rosebud / A Child’s Paradise / Chromatose / Nepotism / Monte Carlo / Witch Hunt / If You Never Come To Me / Angel Eyes / Full Tilt.

(Delmark DE 462)

1993.

Sinatra Songbook.mike-smith-sinatra-songbook

Mike Smith (ss-st) Jim Ryan (p) Ron Perillo (p) John Whitfield (b) Bob Rummage (dr)

All Or Nothing At Hall / Nancy / I Get A Kick Out Of You / Angel Eyes / Dindi / In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning / September In The Rain / Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Outto Dry / I Remember You / Only The Lonely.

(Delmark 480) 1994.chiusura

SMITH O. C. (VC)

Los Angeles, California. 1936.

Bravo e robusto balladeur blues, dalla voce raffinatamente aspra. Si è fatto le ossa nei piccoli club jazzistici. In seguito ha sostituito Joe Williams nell’orchestra di Count Basie. Nel corso della carriera è stato legato per contratto alla Columbia dal ’68 al ’74. In seguito ha ammorbidito il suo stile, orientandosi verso il pop, sino a diventare un maturo e cantante con molte venature soul e gospel. Baritono profondo dalle pieghe incisive e grintose del gospel, dal crooning suadente.

Discografia:

The Dynamic O.C. Smith.the-dynamic-o-c-smith

O.C. Smith (vc) Jack Wilson (p) Larry Bunker (vib) Herb Ellis (g) Ray Brown (b) Jimmie Smith (dr)

On a clear day / That’s life / My romance / Work song / On the south side of Chicago / Fever / The season / Georgia rose / Quiet nights / What now my love / Here’s that rainy day.

(Columbia CS9514) Los Angeles, 1966.chiusura

SMITH PAUL, THATCHER (P)

San Diego, California. 17/4/1922.

Figlio d’arte, la madre è la cantante Constance Farmer ed il padre è il trombettista di Vaudeville Lon Smith. Ha preso lezioni di pianoforte all’età di otto anni ed ha iniziato a suonare nell’orchestra della scuola ed in orchestrine da ballo. Ha debuttato professionalmente a 16 anni e dopo tre anni nel 1941 ha fatto una tournée con l’orchestra di Johnny Richards. Dopo il servizio militare dal 1943 al 1945 ha suonato con Ozzie Nelson e poi con Ziggy Elman. Nel 1946 ha fatto parte del trio di Les Paul, ha accompagnato le Adrew Sisters, ha suonato con Tommy Dorsey. Pianista dalla grande tecnica che lo ha portato nello staff pianistico della NBC a Los Angeles. Ha accompagnato Steve Lawrence, Eydie Gormè, Dinah Shore, Joe Stafford, Bing Crosby, Sammy Davis,Jr. e dal 1960 ha sostituito Lou Levy come pianista ufficiale di Ella Fitzgerald. E’ stato anche il partner di Anita O’Day e nel 1973 di Chet Baker. Pianista agile e disinvolto, adatto sopratutto nell’accompagnare delle cantanti.

Discografia:

By The Fireside.By The Fireside.

Paul Smith (p) Tony Rizzi (g) Alvin Stoller (dr)

Wandering / Out Of Nowhere / ‘S Wonderful / Cupid Took Me For A Ride / The Way You Look Tonight / By The Fireside / Over The Raimbow / The Great Lie.

(Savoy 12094)

Los Angeles, 18 Aprile 1950.

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Mr.Smith Goes To Town.Mr.Smith Goes To Town.

Paul Smith (p) Don Whitaker (b) Alvin Stoller (dr)

Chicago / La Jolla Leaps In / Moon Over Miami / Manhattan.

(GNP EP6)

Los Angeles, 1952.

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Paul Smith Trio.paul smith trio discovery

Paul Smith (p) Sam Cheifetz (b) Irv Cottler (dr)

I only have eyes for you / The jumper / Laurilou / How about you ? / El cumbanchero / Pick yourself up

(Discovery 172)

Los Angeles, Marzo 1952.

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The Paul Smith Quartet.The Paul Smith Quartet.

Paul Smith (p) Tony Rizzi (g) Sam Cheifetz (b) Irv Cottler (dr)

Cheese cake / Crazy rhythm / All for you / Fine, sweet & tasty / September song / Got a penny, Benny / Hey Sam.

(Discovery SKLP13)

Los Angeles, 13 Novembre 1953.

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Liquid Sounds. S 0122

Abe Most (cl) Paul Smith (p) Tony Rizzi (g) Sam Cheifetz (b) Irving Cottler (dr)

Thou Swell / MY Heart Stood Still / Low Bridge / The Blue Room / The Lady Is A Tramp / Hookup / Spring Is Here / Mountain Grenery.

(Capitol H-493)

Los Angeles, Gennaio-Febbraio 1954.

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Cascades. cascades

Willie Schwartz (cl Paul Smith (p) Tony Rizzi (g) Sam Cheifetz (b) Irving Cottler (dr)

Here’s to my lady / My shining hour / That old black magic / No trumps / Nice work if you can get it / Let’s fall in love / I can’t believe that you’re in love with me / In the still of the night / The blue room / You are too beautiful.

Jules Kinsler (fl) Ronnie Lang (sa) Paul Smith (p) Tony Rizzi (g) Sam Chieftz (b) Irv Cottler (dr)

A foggy day / Why shouldn’t I ? / Little Sam / The gnat

(Capitol, T665) Los Angeles, Gennaio-Giugno 1955.

Cool And Sparkling.Cool And Sparkling.

Jules Kinsler (fl) Ronnie Lang (sa) Paul Smith (p) Tony Rizzi (g) Sam Chieftz (b) Irv Cottler (dr).

I remember you / A young man’s fancy / Have you met Miss Jones ? / I’ll take romance / You and the night and the music / Dandy, dandy / Little evil / Alone together / The frump / Murphy’s delight / Can’t help lovin’ dat man / Remby the painter

(Columbia T757)

Los Angeles, Marzo-Maggio 1956.

Softly, Baby.Softly, Baby.

Paul Smith (p) Barney Kessel (g) Joe Mondragon (b) Stan Levey (dr)

Taking a chance on love / The man I love / Softly / I’ll remember April / Easy to love / Blues a la P.T. / I got rhythm / Invitation / Long live Phineas / I didn’t know what time it was.

(Capitol T829)

Los Angeles, 14-22 Gennaio 1957.

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The Best Of Irving Garner.The Best Of Irving Garner.

Paul Smith (p) Joe Mondragon (b) Stan Levey (dr)

Tenderly / Medley: A pretty girl is like a melody, Always  /  Smoke gets in your eyes /  Cumana /  Begin the beguine / Medley:  Tea for two, You are too beautiful, Have you met Miss Jones ?, Cocktails for two / Danny boy / Satan takes a holiday / Clair de lune / Song of India / Medley: Red sails in the sunset, Love in bloom, Ramona, Too marvelous for words / Tico tico / Jalousie / My melancholy baby / Medley: Lover, I know that you now.

(Verve) Los Angeles, 23 Agosto 1957.

Delicate Jazz.Delicate Jazz.

Bob Cooper (st) Jules Kinsler (fl) Paul Smith (p) Tony Rizzi (g) Joe Mondragon (b) Stan Levey (dr)

The lady in red / Love walked in / Fools rush in / Cookie time / Fine and dandy / Gisele / But not for me / Why do I love you ? / I’ve got you under my skin / Chicken wings / It’s all right with me / All of you.

(Capitol T1017)

Los Angeles, Novembre 1957 – Gennaio 1958.

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The Big Men.The Big Men.

Paul Smith (p) Leroy Vinnegar (b) Stan Levey (dr)

The Big Men / ‘S Wonderful / Suze Blooze / Tea For Two / Cheek To Cheek / Yestredays / Theme For Therea / It Never Entered My Mind / Who’s Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf.

(Verve 2130)

Los Angeles, 1959.

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Saratoga.Saratoga.

Paul Smith (p) Roland Bundock (b) Jack Speriling (dr)

Petticoat High / Goose Never Be A Peacock / A Game Of Poker / Tah Parks Of Paris / Saratoga / Love Hold Lightly / The Man In My Life / You For Me / Dog Eat Dog.

(Imperial 9095)

Los Angeles, 7 Novembre 1959.

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His & Hers.His & Hers.

Paul Smith, Annette Warren (p)

Pick yourself up / Wait till you see her / Carioca / My funny valentine / Lover / Blues for Theda / I’ve got you under my skin / All the things you are / Jewelry box / Cumana / I want to stay here / Charlie’s song

(Capitol ST1356)

Los Angeles, 1960.

The Sound Of Music.The Sound Of Music.

Paul Smith (p) Barney Kessel (g) Morty Corb (b) Irv Cottler (dr)

My Favorite Things / Climb Ev’ry Mountain / Maria / The Lonely Goatherd / How Can Love Survive / The Sound Of Music / Edel Weiss / So Long, Farewell / No Way To Stop It / An Ordinary Couple / DO-Re-Mi.

(Verve 2585)

Los Angeles, 8 Gennaio 1960.

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Latin Keyboards And Percussion.Latin Keyboards And Percussion.

Paul Smith (p) Bobby Gibbons (g) Tony Reyes (b) Irv Cottler (dr) Milt Holland, Mike Pacheco (perc)

The Brreze And I / Let There Be Love / Dancing On The Ceiling / The Boy Next Door / Via Coches / If I Forget You / Falling In Love With Love / Tup de Tup / O Apito No Samba / Rhymes / A Felicidad / Nobody Else But Me.

(Verve 2148)

Los Angeles, 5 Dicembre 1960.

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Carnival In Percussion.Carnival In Percussion

Paul Smith (p) Tony Rizzi, Bobby Gibbons (g) Rollie Bundock (b) Irv Cottler (dr) Milt Holland (cga) Frank Guerrero (timb)

Can’t you imagine that / Yes, my heart / A very nice man / She’s my love / Sword, rose and cape / Yum ticky tum tum / From the carnival / It was always you / Her face / Magic, magic, magic /  Beautiful candy / Direct from Vienna.

(Verve V4051, V6-4051)

Los Angeles, 24 Aprile 1961.

Slightly Latin.Slightly Latin.

Paul Smith (p,org,clav) Bobby Gibbons (g) Rollie Bundock (b) Irv Cottler (dr) Milt Holland, Frank Guerrero (perc)

Malaguena / My romance / The desert song / My reverie / When I fall in love / Saturday night / The surrey with the fringe on top / Promises / Palos verdes / For all we know / You stepped out of a dream / I could write a book.

(MGM E4032)

Los Angeles, 28 Luglio e 4 Agosto 1961.

Memories Of Paris.Memories Of Paris.

Paul Smith (p) con sezione archi.

Angel eyes / It might as well be spring / I love Paris / Can’t help lovin’ dat man / It’s only a paper moon / On the street where you live / Love come back to me / Ballad for Woody / Love for sale / Night and day.

(MGM E4057)

Los Angeles, 3-4 Ottobre 1961.

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The Paul Smith Quartet Plays “The Music Man”.Paul Smith Quartet Plays The Music Man

Paul Smith (p)

Never on Sunday / Marian the librarian / ‘Till there was you / Seventy six trombones / Maria / Love theme from “Lolita” / Lida Rose / Moon river / Lisa / Walk on the wild side / Being my love / Goodnight my someone.

(MGM E4065)

Los Angeles, 14-19 Giugno 1962.

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He Sells Jazz By The Sea Shore.He Sells Jazz By The Sea Shore.

Paul Smith (p) Wilfred Middlebrooks (b) Frank Capp (dr)

Laura / Swanee River / What Kind Of Fool And I / Mountain Greenery / Satin Doll / I Left My Heart In San Francisco / I Want To Be Happy / Tangerine / Fky Me To The Moon / It’s All Right With Me / That’s All / How About You.

(Warner Bros.)

Los Angeles, 1965.

Brazilian Detour.Brazilian Detour.

Paul Smith (p)

One note samba / Lullaby of Birdland / Meditation / The lamp is low / Quiet nights / The girl from Ipanema / Discover / How insensitive / So nice / More / Gnat.

(Warner Bros 1626)

Los Angeles, 1965.

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The Master’s Touch.The Master's Touch.

Paul Smith (p) Monte Budwig (b) Wilfred Middlebrooks (b)

On Green Dolphin Street / Around the world in 80 days / I could have danced all night / The fourth way / Here’s that rainy day / Alone together / Get me to the church on time / Lullaby of the leaves / Black Orpheus / Waltz of the mime / When the world was young / All the things you are.

(Outstanding 002)

Hollywood, CA, 1972-1974.

The Art Tatum Touch.The Art Tatum Touch

Paul Smith (p) solo

Yesterdays / Baubles, bangles and beads / Humoresque / Blue skies / Over the rainbow  / Nice work if you can get it / Poor butterfly / Tangerine / I only have eyes for you / You and the night and the music / I get a kick out of you / My shining hour / I cover the waterfront / Deep purple / Someone to watch over me / Sweet Lorraine / Fly me to the moon / The surrey with the fringe on top / Let’s fall in love / Tea for two.

(Outstanding 004)

Hollywood, 1975.

Eavy Jazz Vol.1.Eavy Jazz Vol.1.

Paul Smith (p) Ray Brown (b) Louie Bellson (dr)

Lover / You Are Too Beautiful / Pick Yourself Up / I Got Rhythm / ‘S Wonderful / A Foggy Day / What Is This Thing Called Love.

(Oustanding Rec.009)

Hollywood, 1977.

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Eavy Jazz Vol.2.Eavy Jazz Vol.2

Paul Smith (p) Ray Brown (b) Louie Bellson (dr)

Love For Sale / Samba De Orfeu / Cute / I’ll Rememebr April / Take The A Train / The Lady Is A Tramp / Tenderly.

(Oustanding Rec.011)

Hollywood, 1977.

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The Ballad Touch.The Ballad Touch.

Paul Smith (p) solo

Marguerite (from Rachmaninoff’s 2nd Symphony) / Nadia’s theme / There will never be another you / My funny valentine / Brian’s song / Misty / I write the songs / Evergreen / Body and soul.

(Outstanding 003)

Hollywood, 7 Febbraio 1977.

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The Alpha Touch.The Alpha Touch.

Paul Smith (p) solo

The way we were / The shadow of your smile / Spring is here / It never entered my mind / An affair to remember / I’m old fashioned / Everything happens to me / Feelings / Invitation.

(Outstanding 008)

Hollywood, 1977.

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Intensive Care.Intensive Care.

Paul Smith (p) Ray Brown (b) Louie Bellson (d)

The Lady Is A Tramp / Yesterdays / Everything Happens To Me / On A Clear Day / The Surrey With The Fringe On Top / My heart Stood Still / Chicago / Lover.

(Voss D2-72933)

Hollywood, 17-18 Marzo 1978.

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Spotlight On George Gershwin.Spotlight On George Gershwin.

Paul Smith (p) Wilfred Middlebrooks (b) Nick Martinis (dr)

Gershwin medley: Bess you is my woman now, I loves you Porgy, Summertime / Someone to watch over me / Love walked in / How long has this been going on / ‘S wonderful / Nice work if you can get it / I got rhythm / Embraceable you / A foggy day / Soon / Strike up the band / The man I love.

(Oustanding Rec. 023)

11-9-79.

Spotlight On Richard Rodgers.Spotlight On Richard Rodgers.

Paul Smith (p) Wilfred Middlebrooks (b) Nick Martinis (dr)

Mountain greenery / It might as well be spring / Have you met Miss Jones / Little girl blue / My funny valentine / Falling in love with love / The surrey with the fringe on top / Blue moon / You are too beautiful / Spring is here / Lover / It never entered my mind / Thou swell / You took advantage of me / The lady is a tramp.

(Oustanding Red. 024)

11-9-79.

The Good Life.The Good Life.

Paul Smith (p) Barney Kessel (g) Monte Budwig (b) Frank Capp (dr)

Boppo for J.J. / I hadn’t anyone ‘till you / Madame Butterfly / Someday my prince will come / What I did for love / The good life / Perdido / Here’s that rainy day / The fourth way / Send in the clowns.

(Outstanding OCD111)

Hollywood, 9-10 Aprile 1979.

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Jazz Spotlight On Cole Porter & George Gershwin.Jazz Spotlight On Cole Porter & George Gershwin

Paul Smith (p) Wilfred Middlebrooks (b) Nick Martinis (dr)

Night and day / I’ve got you under my skin / What is this thing called love ? / Gershwin medley: Bess, you is my woman now, I loves you Porgy, Summertime / Love walked in / The man I love.

(Outstanding 023)

Huntington Beach, California, 11 Settembre 1979.

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Jazz Spotlight On Duke Ellington & Richard Rogers.Jazz Spotlight On Duke Ellington & Richard Rogers

Paul Smith (p) Wilfred Middlebrooks (b) Nick Martinis (dr)

Don’t get around much anymore / I got it bad / C jam blues / Mountain greenery / Have you met Miss Jones ? / Falling in love with love / Thou swell.

(Outstanding 024)

Huntington Beach, California, 11 Settembre 1979.

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This One Cooks.paul-smith-this-one-cooks

Paul Smith (p) Wilfred Middlebrooks (b) Frank Capp (dr)

Laura / How High The Moon / Meditation / Soon / It’s Only A Paper Moon / Cumana / Lover,Come Back To Me / Autumn Leaves.

(Oustanding Rec.012)

1983.

At Home.

Paul Smith (p) Jim DeJulio (b) Frank Capp (dr)

The Girl From Ipanema / Benrmie’s Tune / Cheek To Cheek / Wave / I’m Beginning To See The Light / Cherokee / Ain’t Misbehavin’ Wellow Weep For Me / I Wan’t Last The Day Without You / Like Young / A Time For Love / Bluesette.

(Outstanding Rec.022) DIcembre 1983.

No Frills.paul-smith-no-frills

Paul Smith (p) Jimmy Lee (b) Mark Hammond (dr) ed altri.

Faithful / Dancing Too Close / Walls / The Right Thing / I Will Be There For You / Something Better / Cantabile / Celebration / When Love Comes Home.

(Dayspring 41576)

1987.

The Good Life.paul-smith-the-good-life

Paul Smith (p) Monty Budwig (b) Barney Kessel (g) Frank Kapp (dr)

Boppo For J.J. / What I Did For Love / The Good Life / The Fourth Way / Send In The Clown / Madame Butterfly / Perdido / Someday My Prince Will Come / I Hadn’t Anyone ‘Till You / Here’s That Rainy Day.

(Allegiance CD)

1988.

A Letter From L.A.paul-smith-a-letter-from-l-a

Ernie Watts (sa) Paul Smith (p) Oscar Neves (g) Jimmy DiJulio (b) Frank Kapp (dr) Stix Hoper (perc.

Green Dolphin Street / Let’s Get Away From It All / How High The Moon / Georgie In My Mind / All Of Me / San Francisco / One Note Samba / Body And Soul / Pennies From Heaven / Fools Rush In / Always / Have You Met Miss Jones.

(California Breeze 8) 1989.

The Paul Smith Sampler n.1.

Paul Smith (p)

On Green Dolphin Street / Misty / Yesterdays / My Shining Hour / Invitation / Lover / Tenderly / Laura / Willow Weep For Me / Paul Smith Theme / Wave / The Man I Love / Mountain Greenery / Over The Raimbow / Blue Moon / Huntington Beach.

(Oustanding Rec. OCD-100) 1994.

Extra Measure.paul-smith-extra-measure

Paul Smith (p) Phil Madeira (org) Jerry Dale McFadden (arm) Jerry McPherson (g) George Cocchini (g) Tom Hemby (g) Brian Green (keyb) Mark Hammond (perc-dr) Lisa Bevill, Michael Black, Chris Eddy, Rom Hemby, Michael MellettGuy Penrod (vc/back)

Every Little Thing / Talk About Love / That’s Wait I Said / Where Faith Begins / Unimportant Thing / Hang MY Hat / Light On The Subject / Daddy Come Home Last Night / Time That Never Ends / Extra Measure / It Won’t Break My Heart.

(Intersound 7023) 16-8-94.

Softly Baby.paul-smith-softly-baby

Paul Smith (p)

Softly / Taking A Chance On Love / Easy To Love / Long Live Phineas / I DIdn’t Know What Time It Was / I’ll Remember April / Invitation / I Got Rhythm / The Man I Love / Blues a la P.T.

(Jasmine Rec. 311)

5-1-96.

Romantic Piano.paul-smith-romantic-piano

Paul Smith (p)

Lover / My Heart Stood Still / The Lady Is A Tramp / Yesterdays / On A Clear Day / Chicago / I Hadn’t Anymore ‘Till You / Spmeday My Prince Will Come / What I Did For Love / The Good Life / Perdido / Here’s That Rainy Day / Send In The Clown.

(Fine Tune 1133)

1-1-2000.

Liquid Sound.paul-smith-liquid-sound

Paul Smith (p)

Thou Swell / My Heart Stood Still / Low Bridge / Blue Room / What Is This Thing Called Love / This Can’t Be Love / Lady Is A Tramp / Hookup / Spring Is Here / Mounatin Greenery / Blue Moon / Gary-Boo.

(Toshiba EMI 9472)

27-1-2003.

Here I Am Again.

Paul Smith (p) solo

Without a song / Stars fell on Alabama / But beautiful / Makin’ whoopee / Easter parade / Moonlight in Vermont / Out of nowhere / Can’t help lovin’ that man / Once in a while / Zing went the strings of my heart / Strike up the band / Embraceable you / September in the rain.

(Outstanding OCD108) Los Angeles, 2004.

Sigtly Latin.paul-smith-sigtly-latin

Paul Smith (p)

Malaguegna / When I Fall In Love / The Desert Song / MY Romance / My Reverie / Promises / Saturday Night / Palos Verdes / I Could Write A Book / For All We Know / Surrey With The Fringe On Top / You Stepped Out Of A Dream.

(Universal Distr.3087) 25-3-2008.chiusura

SMITH PINETOP, CLARENCE (P)

Troy, Alabama. 11/6/1904. – Chicago, Illinois. 15/3/1929.

Cresciuto anche musicalmente a Birmingham, ha imparato a suonare il piano e nel 1920 si è trasferito a Pittsburg dove si è esibito in vari locali come intrattenitore, cantante, comico e ballerino. Entrato in tale veste nell’organizzazione TOBA, avrà l’opportunità di accompagnare Ma Rainey ed il duo Bitterbeans & Susie. Ha lavorato poi come solista nelle feste private e nei bordelli delle città del Middlewest e nel 1928 si è stabilito a Chicago dove ha suonato in vari locali e dove per merito di Mayo Williams ha effettuato le sue prime incisioni per le case editrici Vocalion e Brunswick. La sua vita è stata stroncata prematuramente, ucciso accidentalmente da un colpo di pistola che lo ha raggiunto all’addome nel corso di una rissa in un locale, dove si esibiva. E’ stato uno dei primi esponenti del boogie-woogie, ricordiamo il suo ”Pinetop’s Boogie-Woogie” che rivelò il suo stile pianistico originale ed energico. Cantante di blues leggendario e molto creativo. Il soprannome “Pinetop” gli era stato dato perché, a detta della moglie, da bambino gli piaceva molto giocare tra gli alberi delle pinete.

Discografia:

Pine Top Smith (piano solo)

Pinetop’s Boogie Woogie (take 1) / Pinetop’s Boogie Woogie (take 2) / Pinetop’s Blues (take 1) Pientop’s Blues (take 2)

Chicago 29-12-28.

Pinetop Smith (p) Nayo Williams (vc)

I’m Sober Now.

Chicago, 14-1-29.

Pinetop Smith (p-vc)

Jump Steady Blues (2 vers) / Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out.

Chicago, 15-1-29.chiusura

SMITH RUSSELL, TAYLOR, “POPS” (TP)

Ripley, Ohio. 5/2/1890. – Los Angeles, California. 27/3/1966.

Fratello maggiore di Joe, ha iniziato a suonare la tromba a 14 anni e professionalmente a 16 anni. Nel 1910 è andato a New York e nel 1914 è venuto in Europa a Londra con Joe Jordan. Dopo la parentesi militare ha suonato con Jim Europe, con Noble Sissle/Eubie Blake, con Fletcher Henderson dal 1925 al 1942, con Claude Hopkins nel 1935, Horace Henderson, con Benny Carter nel 1939, con Cab Calloway dal 1941 al 1946 e con Noble Sissle nel 1950. chiusura

SMITH RUTHIE, RUTH ELAINE FOSTER (ST-SA-SS-VC)

Manchester, Gran Bretagna. 24/11/1950.

Ha iniziato a lavorare come cantante concertista e violoncellista. Ha imparato da sola ha suonare i vari sax ed ha lavorato in piccoli gruppi rock, con le “Stepney Sisters”, con il gruppo “Soulyard”ed il gruppo sud africano i “District Six”. E’ stata membro fondatore dei “Guest Stars”, gruppo fusion di sole donne. L’album inciso con la “Guest Star” ha ottenuto un gran successo. Ha organizzato dei workshop per musiciste donne e ha organizzato il primo festival jazz per sole donne, l’Early Evening Jazz nel 1982. Ha suonato con la “Lydia D’Ustebyn Swing Orchestra”, con il gruppo “Gale Force 17” guidato da Sharon Freeman, con gli “Hipscats”, con Brian Abrahams e poi con Annie Whitehead. Nel 1984 il gruppo è stato invitato a fare una tournée nella costa occidentale degli Stati Uniti. chiusura

SMITH SOLENIUS, LAREL (P)

Hillhouse, Mississippi. 17/12/1942.

Nel 1948 si è trasferito con la famiglia a Menphis, dove ha studiato il pianoforte classico e nel 1958 ha iniziato a studiare il jazz. Ha frequentato l’Arkansas Agricultural, Mechanical and Normal College, diplomandosi nel 1969. Mentre studiava, lavorava nei night e ha suonato con il gruppo di John Stubblefield ed ha partecipato all’Intercollegiate Jazz Festival di St.Louis. Nell’autunno del 1969 si è trasferito a New York dove ha suonato con Kenny Dorham, Roy Brooks e Roland Kirk con il quale ha registrato ed ha fatto una tournée nell’estate del 1971. Ha collaborato con Robin Kenyatta, con Rashied Ali ed ha codiretto un sestetto con Stubblefield e Warren Smith. Ha lavorato freelance con Frank Foster, Harold Vick, Donald Byrd, Elvin Jones, Archie Shepp, Freddie Hubbard, Art Blakey e Lionel Hampton. Nella metà degli anni 70 ha fatto parte del Stanley Cowell’s Piano Choir, dal 1974 al 1978 ha suonato con Shamek Farrah, ha fatto parte del gruppo “Flight to Sanity”, con J.R.Mitchell ed in quartetto con Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre, Warren Smith e Wilber Morris. Ha registrato nel 1982 con Andrew Cyrille, con David Murray. Dal 1973 al 1986 ha insegnato al New Muse Community Museum di Brooklyn e all’Harlem School of the Arts. Ha composto anche musica per il teatro. chiusura

SMITH STEVE, STEVEN BRUCE (DR)

Brockton, Massachussetts. 21/8/1954.

Ha frequentato dal 1972 al 1976 il Berklee College of Music dove ha studiato con Peter Erskine e Alan Dawson. Ha debuttato con l’orchestra diretta da Lin Biviano dal 1973 al 1974, poi con Buddy DeFranco, nel 1976 e nel 1978 ha registrato e fatto tournée con Jean Luc Pounty e nel 1977 con Gil Goldstein. Ha fatto parte del gruppo rock i “Journey”e nel 1981 nei gruppi fusion: Vital Information, David Wilczewski, Tim Landers, Tom Coster, Dean Brown. Ha registrato con Tom Coster, Kit Walker, Michael Manring, Jeff Berlin. Dal 1986 al 1994 ha fatto parte degli “Steps Ahead”, della grande orchestra di Buddy Rich, con Ahmad Jamal, Stanley Clarke, Randy Brecker, Allan Holdsworth, Eliane Elias, Victor Bailey. Nel 1998 ha registrato con Scott Henderson, ed il bassista Victor Wooten, con Frank Gambale, Stuart Hamm, Larry Coryell, Jerry Goodman, con l’armonicista Howard Levy e Oteil Burbridge. Batterista stella del funky ed anche attivo organizzatore musicale di registrazioni con l’etichetta “Tone Center”.

Discografia:

Cause And Effect.steve-smith-cause-and-effect

Larry Coryell (g) Tom Coster (tast-org) Victor Vooten, Benny Reitveld (b/el) Steve Smith (dr)

These Are Odd Times / Plankton / Wrong Is Right / Bubba / Cause And Effevt / Night Visitors / Miss Guided Missile / Fiirst Things First / Night Visitors Revisited / Finale: Wes And Jimi.

(Tone Center TC 40022)

Marin County, 6-19 Maggio 1998.

Vitaltechtones.steve-smith-vitaltechtones

Scott Henderson (g) Victor Vooten (b/el) Steve Smith (dr)

Vtt / SubZero / The Litigants / Puhtainin’Tuh / Drums Stop No Good / Catch Me If U Can / Nairobe Express / Who Knew / Time Tunnel / Chakmool-Ti.

(Tone Center TC 40082)

Los Angeles, 24-10-00.chiusura

SMITH STUFF, HEZEKIAH LEROY GORDON (VIOL)

Porthsmouth, Ohio. 14/8/1909. – Monaco di Baviera, Germania. 25/9/ 1967.

Il suo primo violino lo ha ricevuto in regalo dal padre, che ben presto lo ha fatto anche esordire nel suo complesso. In seguito ha vinto una borsa di studio alla J.C.Johnson University, ha studiato anche per breve tempo a Cleveland al North Carolina College, ma a quindici anni ha lasciato gli studi per unirsi ad una compagnia di rivista itinerante. Nel 1926 viene assunto da Alphonse Trent a Dallas e vi resta sino al 1930, salvo una breve parentesi con Jelly Roll Morton. Nel 1930 si è trasferito a Buffalo e quindi nel 1936 definitivamente a New York dove ha diretto un suo quintetto “L’Onyx Club Boys” all’Onyx Club sulla famosa 52a strada insieme a Jonas Jones e Cozy Cole. Ha iniziato a suonare il violino amplificato. Dopo aver sciolto il gruppo per problemi economici nel 1943 ha rilevato la direzione del gruppo di Fats Waller appena deceduto, ma purtroppo ammalatosi di polmonite ha dovuto abbandonare l’attività e dopo poco tempo si è trasferito in California dove è passato nel dimenticatoio. Superati i problemi di salute e di crisi creativa, nel 1957 è tornato sulla scena a Chicago, ha registrato diversi dischi anche con Oscar Peterson, ha fatto diverse tournée anche in Europa, stabilendosi in Danimarca a Copenaghen dove è stato molto attivo e popolare sino alla morte. E’ stato il primo a rinforzare elettricamente il suono del suo strumento, ed è riuscito a trarne gli stessi effetti jazz di uno strumento a fiato.

Discografia:

Onyx Club Boys.

Jonha Jones (tp) Stuff Smith (viol-vc) Raymond Smith (p) Bobby bennett (g) Mack Walker (b) Jack Washington (dr)

I’se A Muggin’ / I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music / I’m Putting All My Eggs In One Basket.

New York, 17-1-36.

Onyx Club Boys.

Jonhan Jones (tp) Stuff Smith (viol-vc) James Sherman (p) Bobby bennett (g) Mack Walker (b) Cozy Cole (dr)

I Don’t Want To Make History / ‘Tain’t No Use / After You’ve Gone / You’se A Viper.

New York, 13-3-36.

Robins And Roses / I’ve Got A heavy Date.

New York, 12-5-36.

It Ain’t Right / Old Joe’s Hitting The Jug / Serenade For A Walthy Widow.

New York, 1-7-36.

Knock Knock Who’s There / Bye Bye Baby / Here Comes The Man With Ther Jive.

New York, 21-8-36.

Jonah Jones (tp) Stuff Smith (viol-vc) Bobby Bennet (g) Cozy Cole (dr)

I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music / I’m Putting All My Eggs In One Basket / After You’ve Gone / Robins And Roses / I Got A Heavy Date.*

1936.

Stuff Smith And His Onyx Club Boys.

Jonah Jones (tp-vc) Buster Bailey (cl) Stuff Smith (viol-vc) Clyde Hart (p) Bobby Bennett (g) Mack Walker (b) Cozy Cole (dr)

Twilight In Turkey / Where In The Sun / Upstairs / Onyx Club Spree / Onyx Club Stomp.

(MCA 51007) New York, 4-5-37.

Jonah Jones (tp-vc) George Clark (st) Stuff Smith (vc-viol) Sam Allen (p) Bernard Addison (g) John Brown (b) Herbert Cowens (dr)

Sam The Vegetable Man / My Thoughts / My BLue Heaven / When Pa Was Courtin’Ma.

New York, Dicembre 1939.

Stuff Smith Trio.stuff-smith-trio

Stuff Smith (viol) Jimmy Jones (p) John Levy Jr. (b)

Humoresque / Minuet Swing (3 vers) / Ghost Of A Chance (3 vers) / La cinquantaine / Desert Sands / Bugle Call Rag (2 vers) / Melody In F / The Red Jumps (3 vers) / An eine wilde Rose / She’s Funny That Way.

New York, radio World, 17-11-43.

Trio.

Stuff Smith (viol) Jimmy Jones (p) John Levy (b) Rosalie Young (vc)

Save All Your Honey For Me / Don’tcha Pay Him No Mind / Is Is / Two Faced Woman.

(Savoy) New York, 26-9-44.

Stuff Smith (viol) Oscar Peterson (p) Barney Kessel (g) Ray Brown (b) Alvin Stoller (dr)

Desert Sand/ Soft Winds/ Things Ain’t What They Used To Be/ It Don’t Mean A Thing/ Time And Again/ I Know That You Know.

(Verve MGV 8206) Data sconosciuta.

Stuff Smith (viol-vc) Kenny Drew (p) Neils-Henning Orsted Pedersen (b) Alex Riel (dr)

Bugle Blues / Old Stinkin’Blues / Mack The Knife / Blues For Timme / Take The A Train.

Jazzhus Montmartre, Copenhagen, 23-3-56.

Stuff Smith (viol) Nat Cole (p-vc) John Collins (g) Charlie Harris (b) Lee Young (dr)

I Know That You Know / When I Grow Too Old To Dream.

Hollywood, Agosto o Settembre 1956.

Stuff Smith Trio.

Stuff Smith (viol) Dudley Brooks (p) Jess Simpkins (b)

Hillcrest / Blues That I Know / Skip It / Uh-ruh.

Los Angeles, 25-10-56.

Stuff Smith (viol) Jimmy Jones (p) Red Callender (b)

My Thoughts / Live And You’ll Learn / Nights Fall Again / Minnette In Swing / Midway / I Lost My heart By The River / Won’t You Take A Lesson In Love / What I Say.

(Verve MGV 2041) Los Angeles, 19-11-56.

Have Violin Will Swing.stuff-smith-have-violin-will-swing

Stuff Smith (viol) Carl Perkins (p) Curtis Counce (b) Frank Butler (dr)

It’s Wonderful / Coming Through The Rye / Ja-Da.

(Verve MGV 8282) Los Angeles, 21-1-57.

Stuff Smith (viol) Carl Perkins (p) Red Callender (b) Oscar Bradley (dr)

Indiana / Blow Blow Blow / Calypso / I Wrote My Song / Oh But It Is / Stop Look / Would You Object..

(Verve MGV 8282) Los Angeles, 5-2-57.

Stuff Smith / Soft Winds.stuff-smith-soft-winds

Stuff Smith (viol) Oscar Peterson (p) Barney Kessel (g) Ray Brown (b) Alvin Stoller (dr)

Desert Sands / Soft Winds / Time And Again / It Don’t Mean A Thing / In A Mellow Tone.

Hollywood, 7-3-57.

I Know That You Know / Thins Ain’t What They Used To Be / Body And Soul.

(Verve MGV 8206) Hollywood, 12-3-57.

Stuff Smith (viol) Raymond Fol (p) Pierre Michelot (b) Kenny Clarke (dr)

Desert Sands / How High The Moon / Moonlight In Vermont.

Salle Pleyel, Parigi, Maggio 1957.

Cat On A Hot Fiddle.stuff-smith-cat-on-a-hot-fiddle

John Eaton (p) Stuff Smith (viol) Lewis Powers (b) Harry Saunders (dr)

The Man I Love / Oh!Lady Be Good / Nice Work If You Can Get It / They Can’t Take That Away From Me / Somebody Loves Me / ‘S Wonderfu / Nice And Warm / Strike Up The Band.

Washington, Agosto 1959.

Paul Smith (p) Stuff Smith (viol) Red Mitchell (b) Sid Bulkin (dr)

Undecided / Take The A Train / Blue Violin.

(Verve MGV 8339) Hollywood, Ottobre 1959.

Bob Enevoldsen (st) Stuff Smith (viol) Herb Ellis (g) Al McKibbon (b) Shelly Manne (dr)

Skip It / Alone Together / Blues Form Janet / How Come You Do me Like You Do / Get Acquainted Blues / Hill Crest.

Hollywood, 1963.

Live In Paris.stuff-smith-live-in-paris

Stuff Smith (viol) Jacky Samson, Jimmy Woode, Paul Rovere (b) Charles Saudrais, Kenny Clarke, Marcel Blanche (dr) Eddie Bernard, Georges Arvanitas, Joe Turner (p)

Timme’s Blues / Perdido / When You’re Smiling / Take The A Train / How High The Moon / Bugle Call Blues / One O’Clock Jump / Blues.

(FCD 120)

Parigi, 1965.

Blues In G / Live At The Montmartre.stuff-smith-live-at-the-montmartre

Stuff Smith (viol) Kenny Drew (p) N.O.H.Pedersen (b) Alex Riel (dr)

Skip It / Girl From Ipanema / Jickle Blues / I Can’t Get Started / Blues In G / Tenderly / Take The A Train / Mack The Knife / Whole Stinking Blues.

(Vantage LP 509)

Copenaghen, 18-3-65.

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Swingin’ Stuff.stuff-smith-swingin-stuff

Stuff Smith (viol) Kenny Drew (p) N.O.H.Pedersen (b) Alex Riel (dr)

Bungle Blues / Only Time Will Tell / Old Stinkin’Blues / Mack The Knife / C Jam Blues / One O Clock Jump / My Blue Heaven / Blues For Timme / Take The A Train.

(Mercury MGE 26002)

Jazzhus Montmartre, Copenhagen, 23-3-65.

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Late Woman Blues.stuff-smith-late-woman-blues

Stuff Smith (viol-vc) Henri Chaix (p) Michel Guillemin (b) Wallace Bishop (dr)

C-Jam Blues / Perdido / Late Woman Blues / How Hig The Moon / On The Sunny Side Of The Street / Take The A Train / Body And Soul / After You’ve Gone / Oh Lady Be Good / Rosetta.

(Storyville 101 8328)

Baden, Svizzera, 29-5-65.

Hot Violins.stuff-smith-hot-violins

Stuff Smith (viol) Kenny Drew (p) Poul Olsen (viol) N.O.H.Pedersen (b) Alex Riel (dr)

One O’ Clock Jump / How High The Moon / Swingin’Bach / Stand By Blues.

Copenhagen, Marzo 1965.

Stuff Smith (viol-vc) Svend Asmussen (vio-vc) Jorgen Borch (p) Erik Molbak (b) Bjarne Rostvold (dr)

C.Jam Blues / Caravan / Timme’s Blues / Oh Lady Be Good.

Copenhagen, 20-1-66.

Stuff Smith (viol) Kenny Drew (p) N.O.H.Pedersen (b) Makaya Ntshoko (dr)

Hello Copenaghen / Swingin’ Softly.

(Storyville STCD 4170 CD) Copenhagen, 18-2-67.

The Stuff Smith Memorial.stuff-smith-memorial

Heribert Thusek (st) Otto Weiss (p) Stuff Smith (viol) Peter Witte (b) Charlie Antolini (dr)

What Is This Thing Called Love / One O’ Clock Jump / Ain’t She Sweet / Yesterdays / April In Paris / Sweet Lorraine / Cherokee.

(Prestige 7691) Villingen, Germania Est, Maggio 1967.chiusura

SMITH TAB, TALMADGE (SA)

Kingston, North Carolina. 11/1/1909. – St. Louis, Missouri. 17/8/1971.

Sua madre e le sue quattro sorelle sono tutte pianiste, anche lui ha tentato di imparare a suonare il pianoforte, al quale però ha preferito presto il sax. Ha debuttato con la Mills Blue Rhythm Band, poi ha suonato con Ike Dixon, i Carolina Stompers, Eddie Johnson, Lucky Millinder, Frankie Newton, ha accompagnato Billy Holiday nel 1939, Teddy Wilson, Count Basie ed Eddie Durham. Nel 1942 ha messo su un complessino con il quale ha suonato rhythm and blues ed ha ottenuto una lunga scrittura al Savoy di Harlem ed ha registrato con vari gruppi di studio. Per un breve periodo si è ritirato dalla professione occupandosi della compravendita di terreni. Nel 1952 ha ripreso l’attività con un suo gruppo.

Discografia:

Jump Time.tab-smith-jump-time

Sonny Cohn (tp) Tab Smith (sa-ss-vc) Leon Washington (st) Lavern Dillon o Teddy Brannon (p) Wilfred Middlebrooks (b) Walter Jonhson (dr) Louis Blackwell (vc)

Because Of You / Slow Motion / Down Beat / One Man Dip / Wig Song / How Can You Say We’re Thru / Brown Baby / Can’t We Take A Chance / Sin Hands Across The Table / Boogie Woogie / Under A Blamket Of Blue / Ain’t Got Nobody / Knotty-Headed Women / Love Is A Wonderful Thing / All My Life / Nursery Rhyme Jump / This Love Of Mine / Jump Time / Dee Jay Special.

(Delmark 447 CD) Chicago, 28-8 e 24-10-51.

Top’n’ Bottom.tab-smith-topnbottom

Irving Woods (tp) Tab Smith (sa-st) Charlie Wright, Robert Darby (st-sb) Ted Brannon, Lavern Dilon (p) lloyd Anderson (b) Walter Johnson (dr) con cantanti non identificati.

Top’n’Bottom / My Ideal / Mr.Gee / Don’t Get Around Much Anymore / Prisoner Of Love / Rock City / In A Little Spanish Town / For Only You / Tabolino / Imagination / The Moon Is Blue / Lady Of Love / I’m A Bouncing Mama / How Long Has It Been / If You Belive In me / Crying My Blues Away / Baby Please Don’t Go / Don’t Take Your Love From Me / They Call Me A Fool / Zig Zag.

(Delmark DE-499) Chicago, 1953-1954.chiusura

SMITH TEDDY, THEODORE (B)

Washington, DC. 22/1/1932. – Washington. DC. 27/8/1979.

Finiti gli studi ha debuttato con il gruppo di Betty Carter nel 1960. Nel 1961 ha lavorato con Clifford Jordan, con Kenny Dorham, Jackie McLean, Slide Hampton. Dal 1963 ha suonato con Horace Silver e con il quale ha partecipato al Jazz festival di Parigi, di Antibes e Montreux nel 1964. Ha inciso anche con Sonny Rollins nel 1964 e con il gruppo di free-jazz di Sonny Simmons.chiusura

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