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     Stuff Smith

Real name: Hezekiah Leroy Gordon Smith.
Born: Aug 14, 1909 in Portsmouth, OH.
Died: Sep 25, 1967 in Munich, Germany.
Genres: Jazz.
Styles: Swing.
Instruments: Violin

Stuff Smith was one of the big three of pre-bop violinists along with Joe Venuti and Stephane Grappelli. Many of his fans said that he could outswing all of his competitors and certainly Stuff was a major force on the bandstand. Smith, who cited Louis Armstrong as his main influence, studied music with his father and played with the family band as a child. His first major job and recordings were with Alphonse Trent's territory band in the 1920s but it was not until 1936 that he had his breakthrough. Leading a quintet at the Onyx Club with trumpeter Jonah Jones, Smith's comedy vocals and hard-swinging approach made the group a hit on 52nd Street for several years; his novelty "I'se a Muggin'" became a hit. Smith worked reqularly with his trios in the 1940s but was in danger of being forgotten in the '50s when Norman Granz recorded him fairly extensively for Verve; Stuff also participated in Nat King Cole's After Midnight sessions for Capitol. The violinist moved to Copenhagen in 1965 and was active until his death two years later.

- Scott Yanow (All Music Guide)

Ресурсы сети, связанные с исполнителем:
www.donaldclarkemusicbox.com/encyclopedia/detail.php?s=3159 About
musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician.php?id=4454 Biography & articles on 'All About Jazz'
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stuff_Smith About from 'wikipedia'
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stuff_Smith About from 'wapedia.mobi' [mobile]
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной исполнитель ...
 Stuff Smith - 'Cat On A Hot Fiddle' - 1960, Verve
 Stuff Smith - 'Stuff Smith, Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson' - 1994, Polygram
  как основной соисполнитель ...
 Stephane Grappelli - 'Stuff And Steff' - 2002, Universal
 Stephane Grappelli - 'Violins No End' - 1957, Pablo, OJC
  как соисполнитель ...
 Herb Ellis - 'Together!' - 1963, Koch Jazz, Galactic
 Dizzy Gillespie - 'Odyssey 1945-1952' - 2002, Savoy Jazz
 Dizzy Gillespie - 'The Champ' - 1956, Columbia
 Sun Ra - 'Sound Sun Pleasure' - 1958, Evidence
 Ben Webster - 'Ben Webster's Finest Hour' - 2000, Verve

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