Stuff Smith

Real Name:
Hezekiah Leroy Gordon Smith
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Stuff Smith (born August 14, 1909, Portsmouth, Ohio, USA - died September 25, 1967, Munich, Germany) was an American jazz violinist.

He began his career playing in Alphonso Trent's orchestra in Dallas, Texas in 1926. In 1928, he moved to New York City and played with Jelly Roll Morton. He formed his own band in 1930 with Cozy Cole and Jonah Jones in Buffalo, New York. In 1935 through to 1940, he and his sextet took up residency at the Onyx Club, a small club on 52nd Street, New York City and gained big success. After the Second World War, he opened a restaurant in Chicago. In 1957, he recorded with Dizzy Gillespie and embarked on a tour of Europe; part of the tour was cancelled due to ill health. In 1963, he played with Herb Ellis. He returned to Europe in 1965 and recorded several albums. He remained in Europe until he died and is buried in Klakring Cemetery, Copenhagen, Denmark.
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Stuff Smith Discography Tracks

Albums

Stuff Smith - Dizzy Gillespie And Stuff Smith album art Dizzy Gillespie And Stuff Smith Dizzy Gillespie And Stuff Smith - Dizzy Gillespie And Stuff Smith (Album) Verve Records US 1957 Sell This Version
Stuff Smith - Stuff Smith album art Stuff Smith Stuff Smith Verve Records US 1957 Sell This Version
Stuff Smith - Have Violin, Will Swing album art Stuff Smith Have Violin, Will Swing (Album) Verve Records US 1958 Sell This Version
FOX 3008 Stuff Smith - Sweet Swingin' Stuff album art Stuff Smith Sweet Swingin' Stuff(LP, Album, Mono) 20th Fox FOX 3008 US 1959 Sell This Version
Stuff Smith - Cat On A Hot Fiddle album art Stuff Smith Cat On A Hot Fiddle (Album) Verve Records US 1960 Sell This Version
Stuff Smith - Together! album art Herb Ellis & Stuff Smith Herb Ellis & Stuff Smith - Together! (Album) Epic US 1963 Sell This Version
Stuff Smith - Black Violin album art Stuff Smith Black Violin (Album) SABA Germany 1967 Sell This Version
Stuff Smith - Violin-Summit album art Stuff Smith / Stéphane Grappelli / Svend Asmussen / Jean-Luc Ponty Stuff Smith / Stéphane Grappelli / Svend Asmussen / Jean-Luc Ponty - Violin-Summit (Album) SABA Germany 1967 Sell This Version
Stuff Smith - Stuff And Steff album art Stuff Smith & Stéphane Grappelly* Stuff Smith & Stéphane Grappelly* - Stuff And Steff (Album) Barclay, Barclay UK 1971 Sell This Version
Stuff Smith - Deep Purple album art Sun Ra And His Arkestra* Featuring Stuff Smith Sun Ra And His Arkestra* Featuring Stuff Smith - Deep Purple (Album) El Saturn Records US 1973 Sell This Version
Stuff Smith - Violins No End album art Stephane Grappelli*, Stuff Smith Stephane Grappelli*, Stuff Smith - Violins No End (Album) Pablo Records Germany 1984 Sell This Version
Stuff Smith - The 1943 Trio album art Stuff Smith The 1943 Trio (Comp, Album) Circle US 1988 Sell This Version
SLP 4142 Stuff Smith - Live At The Montmartre  album art Stuff Smith Live At The Montmartre (LP) Storyville SLP 4142 1988 Sell This Version
STCD 4170 Stuff Smith - Hot Violins album art Stuff Smith With Svend Asmussen & Poul Olsen Stuff Smith With Svend Asmussen & Poul Olsen - Hot Violins(CD, Album) Storyville STCD 4170 Denmark 1991 Sell This Version
101 8328 Stuff Smith - Late Woman Blues album art Stuff Smith, Henri Chaix Trio Stuff Smith, Henri Chaix Trio - Late Woman Blues(CD, Album, RE) Storyville 101 8328 Denmark 2001 Sell This Version
ABCD2-004/5 Stuff Smith - The Complete 1944 Rosenkrantz Apartment Transcription Duets - The Jazz Violinist & The Classical Pianist album art Stuff Smith & Robert Crum Stuff Smith & Robert Crum - The Complete 1944 Rosenkrantz Apartment Transcription Duets - The Jazz Violinist & The Classical Pianist(2xCD, Mono) AB Fable ABCD2-004/5 UK 2002 Sell This Version
4400165102 Stuff Smith - Stuff And Steff album art Stéphane Grappelli & Stuff Smith Stéphane Grappelli & Stuff Smith - Stuff And Steff(CD, Album, RE, RM) Gitanes Jazz Productions 4400165102 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
ABCD2-007/8 Stuff Smith - 1944-1946 Studio, Broadcast Concert & Apartment Performances album art Stuff Smith 1944-1946 Studio, Broadcast Concert & Apartment Performances(2xCD, Mono) AB Fable ABCD2-007/8 UK 2002 Sell This Version
EJC 55436 Stuff Smith - The Complete After Midnight Sessions - Master Takes album art Nat 'King' Cole And His Trio* Featuring The Solo Instruments Of Harry Edison, Willie Smith (2), Juan Tizol, Stuff Smith Nat 'King' Cole And His Trio* Featuring The Solo Instruments Of Harry Edison, Willie Smith (2), Juan Tizol, Stuff Smith - The Complete After Midnight Sessions - Master Takes(CD, Album, Mono, RE, RM) Essential Jazz Classics EJC 55436 Spain 2009 Sell This Version
101 8409 Stuff Smith - Five Fine Violins - Celebrating 100 Years album art Stuff Smith Five Fine Violins - Celebrating 100 Years(CD, Album) Storyville 101 8409 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
LP.1974 Stuff Smith - Newport Jazz Festival 3 July 1958/ Paris Jazz Festival 3 November 1965 album art Cootie Williams, Rex Stewart, Tyree Glenn, Hilton Jefferson, Ben Webster, Billy Strayhorn, Oscar Pettiford, Sonny Greer, Roy Eldridge, Stuff Smith, Don Byas, Earl Hines, Jimmy Woode, Kenny Clarke Cootie Williams, Rex Stewart, Tyree Glenn, Hilton Jefferson, Ben Webster, Billy Strayhorn, Oscar Pettiford, Sonny Greer, Roy Eldridge, Stuff Smith, Don Byas, Earl Hines, Jimmy Woode, Kenny Clarke - Newport Jazz Festival 3 July 1958/ Paris Jazz Festival 3 November 1965(LP) disc-ret LP.1974 Unknown Sell This Version
TCB Records 8710 Stuff Smith - Americans In Europe album art Benny Bailey, Slide Hampton, Johnny Griffin, Tony Scott (2), Art Farmer, Stuff Smith, Sal Nistico With The Jazz Live Trio* Benny Bailey, Slide Hampton, Johnny Griffin, Tony Scott (2), Art Farmer, Stuff Smith, Sal Nistico With The Jazz Live Trio* - Americans In Europe(LP, Album) TCB Records (2) TCB Records 8710 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

KEP 330 Stuff Smith - Things Ain't What They Used To Be / Time And Again album art Stuff Smith And The Oscar Peterson Quartet Stuff Smith And The Oscar Peterson Quartet - Things Ain't What They Used To Be / Time And Again(7", EP) Karusell KEP 330 Scandinavia Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

AIRCHECK 1 Stuff Smith - The 1930's - Volume 1 album art Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey, Cab Calloway, Stuff Smith, Louis Armstrong Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey, Cab Calloway, Stuff Smith, Louis Armstrong - The 1930's - Volume 1(LP, Comp, Mono) Aircheck Records AIRCHECK 1 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
CAL 3016 Stuff Smith - Sessions, Live album art Carmen McRae, Jeri Southern, Stuff Smith, Chamber Jazz Sextette Carmen McRae, Jeri Southern, Stuff Smith, Chamber Jazz Sextette - Sessions, Live(LP, Comp) Calliope (3) CAL 3016 US 1976 Sell This Version