Stuff Smith

Hezekiah Leroy Gordon Smith

Also known as "Stuff" Smith, Стафф Смит, Hezekiah Leroy Gordon "Stuff" Smith, Leroy Gordon "Stuff" Smith, Leroy Gordon « Stuff » Smith, Leroy Gordon «"Stuff" Smith, Leroy S. Smith, LeRoy Smith, S. Smith, Smith, Stuff-Smith, Wells

Discography of Stuff Smith:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 17 9 Audio Curcio
2 Violin Summit - Recorded In Concert 7 Audio MPS Records
3 Violin-Summit 7 Audio 1966 SABA
4 Stuff Smith + Dizzy Gillespie + Oscar Peterson 25 Audio 1994 Verve Records
5 I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 90 15 Audio Curcio
6 Violin Summit 7 Audio 1984 MPS Records
7 Black Violin 7 Audio 1971
8 Violin Summit - Recorded In Concert 7 Audio MPS Records
9 Dizzy Gillespie And Stuff Smith 5 Audio 1957 Verve Records
10 Sessions, Live 12 Audio 1976 Calliope (3)
11 Sweet Swingin' Stuff 15 Audio 1959 20th Fox
12 Hot Swing Fiddle Classics 14 Audio 1979 Folklyric Records
13 Violin Summit 7 Audio MPS Records
14 Together! 6 Audio 1963 Epic
15 Black Violin 12 Audio
16 Deep Purple 10 Audio 1973 El Saturn Records
17 Black Violin 7 Audio MPS Records
18 Black Violin 7 Audio MPS Records
19 Violin-Summit 7 Audio Dargil
20 Violin-Summit 7 Audio 1984 Verve Records
21 Cat On A Hot Fiddle 11 Audio 2004-03-23
22 The Stuff Smith Memorial Album 7 Audio Prestige
23 Los Grandes Del Jazz 17 9 Audio 1980 Sarpe
24 Time And Again 49 Audio 2003 Proper Records (2)
25 Violin-Summit 7 Audio 1966 Prestige
26 The 1930's - Volume 1 9 Audio 1974 Aircheck Records
27 Americans In Europe 7 Audio TCB Records (2)
28 The 1943 Trio 16 Audio 1988 Circle
29 Stuff Smith 6 Audio Verve Records
30 Violin-Summit 7 Audio 1979 MPS Series
31 Violin Summit 7 Audio MPS Records
32 Violins No End 7 Audio 1985 Pablo Records


b : August 14, 1909 in Portsmouth (USA)

d : September 25, 1967 in Munich (Germany)

Jazz violonist. He starts his career in Alphonso Trent orchestra in Dallas in 1926. In 1928, he's playing in New York with [a=Jelly Roll Morton]. He forms his own band in 1930 with [a=Cozy Cole] and [a=Jonah Jones] in Buffalo. In 1935 until 1940, he and his sextet take up residency at the Onyx Club, a small club on 52nd street (New York) and gain big success. After the War, he opens a restaurant in Chicago. In 1957, he's recording with [a=Dizzy Gillespie] then come in Europe for a tour, shortly cancelled due to ill reasons. In 1963, he plays with [a=Herb Ellis]. He comes back in Europe in 1965, where he records several albums, and stays there until his death. He is buried in Copenhagen. He's probably the only violin player to play rough and "black", searching the soul more than the beautiful sound, like Armstrong did with his trumpet.


Comments about Stuff Smith: