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Paul Smith

Born: April 17, 1922 | Died: June 29, 2013    Primary Instrument: Piano

Paul Smith

Paul Smith (April 17, 1922 - June 29, 2013) was an American jazz pianist. He has performed in various genres of jazz, most typically bebop. However, he also performed in cool jazz, swing music, and traditional pop.

He was born in San Diego, California. After playing early on with Johnny Richards in 1941 and spending a couple of years in the military, he worked with Les Paul (1946–1947) and Tommy Dorsey (1947–1949) before moving to Los Angeles and becoming a studio musician.

Smith recorded frequently both with his trios and as a soloist. In addition he is featured on work of artists such as Dizzy Gillespie, Anita O'Day, Buddy DeFranco, Louie Bellson, Steve Allen, Stan Kenton, Mel Tormé and others....
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See Paul Smith's discography (as a leader) here. Courtesy of Derrick Bang.

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