Louis Smith – Louisville (SCCD 31552)

Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker, the two pillars of bebop are the inspiration behind Louis Smith’s new album «� Louisville� » with the sequel title to his Blue Note release some 45 years ago is «� Smithville� ». On his earlier release with bebop theme “The Bopsmith” SCCD 31489 JazzTimes’ Greg Robinson wrote, “ This […]

Louis Smith, Mark Turner, Billy Mitchell – Jam Session Vol. 7 (SCCD 31546)

Two veterans of bop, trumpeter Louis Smith and saxophonist Billy Mitchell joined by the young lion Mark Turner make the 7 th volume of “this essential documentation of jazz” an inspired recital. For Billy Mitchell this was his last recording session. “ Billy Mitchell was a dignified hero right to the end, and his playing […]

Louis Smith – The Bopsmith (SCCD 31489)

SCCD 31489 The Bopsmith / Louis Smith Quintet Trumpeter Louis Smith’s formative period as a jazz performer some 50 years ago was in the midst of developing/establishing stage of Bebop. Dizzy Gillespie, Fats Navarro and Clifford Brown are the greatest influence on Louis Smith’s trumpet style. Here on his first release in the new millennium […]

Louis Smith – Silvering (SCCD 31336)

SCCD 31336 Silvering / Louis Smith Quintet Even after the re-entry to the recording scene with his first SteepleChase recording SCCD 31096 “Just Friends” in 1978 ending his two decades’ silence since his Blue Note recording days, trumpeter Louis Smith has been hard to catch on the band stand. He chose to leave Horace Silver’s […]

Louis Smith – Strike Up The Band (SCCD 31294)

SCCD 31294 Strike Up The Band / Louis Smith Sextet On this highly acclaimed recording, Louis is joined by the best players both from the younger generation and from his own generation. “ Louis Smith has kept at playing jazz throughout a career as a school teacher. His love of the music that kept him […]