Slam Stewart

Real Name:
Leroy Eliot Stewart
Profile:
American jazz bassist.

Born 21 September 1914 in Englewood, New Jersey, USA.
Died: 10 December 1987 in Binghamton, New York, USA (aged 73).

The trademark of his style was his ability to bow the bass (arco) and simultaneously hum or sing an octave higher. He was originally a violin player before switching to bass at the age of 20.

While attending the Boston Conservatory, he heard Ray Perry singing along with his violin. This gave him the inspiration to follow suit with his bass. In 1937 Stewart teamed with Slim Gaillard to form the novelty jazz act Slim And Slam. The duo's biggest hit was "Flat Foot Floogie (With A Floy Floy)" in 1938.

Stewart found regular session work throughout the 1940s with Lester Young, Fats Waller, Coleman Hawkins, Art Tatum, Johnny Guarnieri, Red Norvo, Don Byas, the Benny Goodman Sextet, and Beryl Booker, among others. One of the most famous sessions he played on took place in 1945, when Stewart played with Dizzy Gillespie's group (which featured Charlie Parker). Out of those sessions came some of the classics of bebop such as "Groovin' High" and "Dizzy Atmosphere".

Throughout the rest of his career, Stewart worked regularly and employed his unique and enjoyable bass-playing style.
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Slam Stewart Discography Tracks

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903 Slam Stewart - Red Norvo's Fabulous Jam Session album art Red Norvo, Flip Phillips, Teddy Wilson, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Slam Stewart Red Norvo, Flip Phillips, Teddy Wilson, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Slam Stewart - Red Norvo's Fabulous Jam Session(LP, Album, Mono) Dial Records (3) 903 US 1951 Sell This Version
Slam Stewart - Bowin' Singin' Slam album art Slam Stewart Bowin' Singin' Slam (Album) Savoy Records US 1956 Sell This Version
Slam Stewart - Jazz, Joy And Happiness album art Rose Murphy Featuring Slam Stewart Rose Murphy Featuring Slam Stewart - Jazz, Joy And Happiness (Album) United Artists Jazz US 1962 Sell This Version
Slam Stewart - Slam Stewart Featuring Milt Buckner And Jo Jones album art Slam Stewart Slam Stewart Featuring Milt Buckner And Jo Jones (Album) Black And Blue France 1971 Sell This Version
Slam Stewart - Slamboree album art Slam Stewart Slamboree (Album) Black And Blue France 1974 Sell This Version
Slam Stewart - Town Hall Concert Vol. 3 album art Don Byas, Slam Stewart, Teddy Wilson, Flip Phillips Don Byas, Slam Stewart, Teddy Wilson, Flip Phillips - Town Hall Concert Vol. 3 London Records UK 1974 Sell This Version
Slam Stewart - Fish Scales album art Slam Stewart Fish Scales (Album, Comp) Black And Blue France 1975 Sell This Version
33 400 Slam Stewart - Calmos (Musique Originale Du Film) album art Georges Delerue & Slam Stewart Georges Delerue & Slam Stewart - Calmos (Musique Originale Du Film)(LP, Album) Black And Blue 33 400 France 1975 Sell This Version
Slam Stewart - Two Big Mice album art Slam Stewart - Major Holley Slam Stewart - Major Holley - Two Big Mice (Album) Black And Blue France 1977 Sell This Version
Slam Stewart - Dialogue album art Slam Stewart And Bucky Pizzarelli Slam Stewart And Bucky Pizzarelli - Dialogue (Album) Stash Records, Stash Records US 1978 Sell This Version
Slam Stewart - I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 43 album art Stéphane Grappelli, Johnny Guarnieri, Jimmy Shirley, Slam Stewart, Jackie Williams (2) Stéphane Grappelli, Johnny Guarnieri, Jimmy Shirley, Slam Stewart, Jackie Williams (2) - I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 43 (Comp, Album) Sarpe Spain 1981 Sell This Version
SJP 185/186 Slam Stewart - Timeless & Just Jazz International Present Swingin' The Forties With The Great Eight - Live From The Berlin Philharmonie album art Teddy Wilson, Red Norvo, Buddy Tate, Slam Stewart, Billy Butterfield, Tal Farlow, Johnny Mince, Sam Woodyard Teddy Wilson, Red Norvo, Buddy Tate, Slam Stewart, Billy Butterfield, Tal Farlow, Johnny Mince, Sam Woodyard - Timeless & Just Jazz International Present Swingin' The Forties With The Great Eight - Live From The Berlin Philharmonie(2xLP) Timeless Records (3) SJP 185/186 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
233027 Slam Stewart - Slam Stewart Featuring Milt Buckner, Wild Bill Davis & Jo Jones album art Slam Stewart Featuring Milt Buckner, Wild Bill Davis & Jo Jones Slam Stewart Featuring Milt Buckner, Wild Bill Davis & Jo Jones - Slam Stewart Featuring Milt Buckner, Wild Bill Davis & Jo Jones(CD) Black And Blue 233027 France 1986 Sell This Version
Slam Stewart - Shut Yo' Mouth! album art Slam Stewart & Major Holley Slam Stewart & Major Holley - Shut Yo' Mouth! (Album) P.M. Records, Inc. US 1987 Sell This Version
CJ-343 Slam Stewart - European Tour album art The Newport Jazz Festival All-Stars, Al Cohn, Scott Hamilton, Warren Vaché, Norris Turney, Slam Stewart, Oliver Jackson, Harold Ashby, George Wein The Newport Jazz Festival All-Stars, Al Cohn, Scott Hamilton, Warren Vaché, Norris Turney, Slam Stewart, Oliver Jackson, Harold Ashby, George Wein - European Tour(LP, Album) Concord Jazz CJ-343 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
Slam Stewart - The Cats Are Swingin' album art Slam Stewart The Cats Are Swingin' (Album) Sertoma US 1988 Sell This Version
DE 1024, 13491 1024 2 Slam Stewart & Major Holley Slam Stewart & Major Holley - Shut Yo' Mouth(CD, Album, Promo) Delos, Delos DE 1024, 13491 1024 2 US 1991 Sell This Version
BB 944.2 Slam Stewart - After Hours album art Gene Rodgers, Slam Stewart, Jo Jones Gene Rodgers, Slam Stewart, Jo Jones - After Hours(CD, Comp, RM) Black And Blue BB 944.2 France 2001 Sell This Version
BB 943.2 Slam Stewart - Poor Butterfly album art Joe Turner, Slam Stewart, Jo Jones Joe Turner, Slam Stewart, Jo Jones - Poor Butterfly(CD, Album, RE, RM) Black And Blue BB 943.2 France 2001 Sell This Version
BB 982.2 Slam Stewart - Fish Scales album art Slam Stewart Fish Scales(CD, RM) Black And Blue BB 982.2 France 2004 Sell This Version
T 208 Slam Stewart - Tribute To Art Tatum album art Art Tatum Featuring Everitt Barksdale* Guitar Slam Stewart Art Tatum Featuring Everitt Barksdale* Guitar Slam Stewart - Tribute To Art Tatum(LP, Mono, Club) World Record Club T 208 UK Unknown Sell This Version
BJ029CD Slam Stewart - 1971 Live album art Milt Buckner , Slam Stewart, Jo Jones, Big Joe Turner Milt Buckner , Slam Stewart, Jo Jones, Big Joe Turner - 1971 Live(CD, Album) Blu Jazz BJ029CD Italy Unknown Sell This Version
33.027 Slam Stewart Slam Stewart Featuring Milt Buckner And Jo Jones(LP, Album) Black And Blue 33.027 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
ORI 209, ONYX 209 Slam Stewart - Tootin' Through the Roof; Volume 1 album art Joe Thomas (4), Hot Lips Page, Charlie Shavers, Buddy DeFranco, Slam Stewart, Sidney Catlett, Dave Tough Joe Thomas (4), Hot Lips Page, Charlie Shavers, Buddy DeFranco, Slam Stewart, Sidney Catlett, Dave Tough - Tootin' Through the Roof; Volume 1(LP) Onyx Records (3) ORI 209, ONYX 209 US Unknown Sell This Version
CON 29 Slam Stewart - Swing Session album art Slam Stewart Swing Session(Shellac, 10", Album) Continental (6) CON 29 US Unknown Sell This Version

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