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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MGV-8214 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 MGV-8214 US 1957 Sell This Version
GLP 3.584, N° 3584 Stuff Smith - Stuff Smith album art Stuff Smith Stuff Smith (Album) Verve Records GLP 3.584, N° 3584 France 1957 Sell This Version
MG V-8282 Stuff Smith - Have Violin, Will Swing album art Stuff Smith Have Violin, Will Swing (Album) Verve Records MG V-8282 US 1958 Sell This Version
FP 1101, 33 FP 1101 Stuff Smith - Town Hall Jazz Concert Vol. 3 album art Bill Coleman (2), Stuff Smith, Gene Krupa/Charlie Ventura Trio, Red Norvo Bill Coleman (2), Stuff Smith, Gene Krupa/Charlie Ventura Trio, Red Norvo - Town Hall Jazz Concert Vol. 3(10", Album, Mono) Columbia, Columbia FP 1101, 33 FP 1101 France 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
MG V 8339 Stuff Smith - Cat On A Hot Fiddle album art Stuff Smith Cat On A Hot Fiddle (Album) Verve Records MG V 8339 US 1960 Sell This Version
LA 16039 Stuff Smith - Together! album art Herb Ellis & Stuff Smith Herb Ellis & Stuff Smith - Together! (Album) Epic LA 16039 US 1963 Sell This Version
84 110, XBLY 84110 Stuff Smith - Stuff And Steff album art Stuff Smith & Stéphane Grappelly* Stuff Smith & Stéphane Grappelly* - Stuff And Steff (Album) Barclay, Barclay 84 110, XBLY 84110 France 1965 Sell This Version
SB 15 147 ST Stuff Smith - Black Violin album art Stuff Smith Black Violin (Album) SABA SB 15 147 ST Germany 1967 Sell This Version
PR 7631 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 PR 7631 Germany 1967 Sell This Version
BASF 20650 Stuff Smith - Black Violin album art Stuff Smith Black Violin(LP, Album) MPS Records BASF 20650 US 1972 Sell This Version
485 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 485 US 1973 Sell This Version
PCO 7349 Stuff Smith - JAZZTIME USA album art Don Elliott, Tony Scott (2), Stuff Smith, Georgie Auld Don Elliott, Tony Scott (2), Stuff Smith, Georgie Auld - JAZZTIME USA(LP, RE) MCA Coral PCO 7349 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
CAL 3016 Stuff Smith - Sessions, Live album art Carmen McRae, Jeri Southern, Stuff Smith And Chamber Jazz Sextette Carmen McRae, Jeri Southern, Stuff Smith And Chamber Jazz Sextette - Sessions, Live(LP, Album) Calliope (3) CAL 3016 US 1976 Sell This Version
2310-907 Stuff Smith - Violins No End album art Stephane Grappelli*, Stuff Smith Stephane Grappelli*, Stuff Smith - Violins No End (Album) Pablo Records 2310-907 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
STCD 4142 Stuff Smith - Live At The Montmartre  album art Stuff Smith Live At The Montmartre Storyville STCD 4142 1988 Sell This Version
PCD-7053 Stuff Smith - The 1943 Trio album art Stuff Smith The 1943 Trio (Comp, Album) Circle PCD-7053 US 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
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
JAZ 1013 Stuff Smith - Hot Jazz Violin 1930-1940 album art Stuff Smith Hot Jazz Violin 1930-1940(CD, RM) Jazz Legends JAZ 1013 US 2004 Sell This Version
CD 477 Stuff Smith - Jazz Violin Summit album art Jean-Luc Ponty, Stéphane Grappelli, Stuff Smith Jean-Luc Ponty, Stéphane Grappelli, Stuff Smith - Jazz Violin Summit (Album, Comp) Legacy International CD 477 2006 Sell This Version
ABCD1-016 Rex Stewart - Stuff Smith Rex Stewart - Stuff Smith - The 1963 St-Onge La Duets & Narration(CD, Album) AB Fable ABCD1-016 UK 2006 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