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Stuff Smith

Primary Instrument: Violin

Born: August 14, 1909 | Died: September 25, 1967    

Stuff Smith

In the era of early jazz and swing, the violin was often an instrument that carried a hint of an old-fashioned sound--a suggestion of classical music, of the high-society dance orchestra, of the gypsy café music of Europe. But Stuff Smith, considered one of the most important jazz violinists of his time, made music that told a different story: Smith's violin was raucous, rhythmically daring, and bluesy, looking toward the future, not the past. Like most great jazz players, Smith pushed the envelope in his playing, and later in his career he adapted with little difficulty to the new musical language of bebop. Smith also sang and was the composer of several jazz standards....
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Source: James Nadal

  • Five Fine Violins Celebrating 100 Years
    Storyville Records
    2010
  • Swingin' Stuff
    Storyville Records
    2006
  • Hot Stuff
    Storyville Records
    2005
  • Cat On A Hot Fiddle
    Eagle Records
    2004
  • Time And Again
    Eagle Records
    2003
  • Stuff Smith + Dizzy Gillespie + Oscar Peterson
    Bridge Gate
    1994
  • Live In Paris, 1965
    Eagle Records
    1988
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