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Stuff Smith

Alyn Shipton is joined by Chris Garrick to celebrate the career of fellow violinist Stuff Smith, who was one of the most unusual instrumentalists in jazz.

To mark jazz violinist Stuff Smith's centenary year in 2009, Alyn Shipton meets fiddle player Chris Garrick to celebrate one of the most unusual instrumentalists in jazz. They chart a course through the available recordings, from the 52nd Street days of Stuff's Onyx Club Boys to his latter-day triumphs as a soloist in Europe, and also present new releases of previously unavailable material.

1 hour

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Sat 31 Oct 2009 16:00

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  • Stuff Smith and His Onyx Club Boys

    Upstairs

    Performers: Jonah Jones, trumpet; Buster Bailey, clarinet; Stuff Smith, violin; Clyde Hart, piano; Bobby Bennett, guitar; Mack Walker, bass; Cozy Cole, drums. May 4, 1937 Also currently out on Hep, Stuff Smith Compete 1936-37 Sessions.

    • Time and Again.
    • Proper.
    • CD 118 CD 1.
  • Stuff Smith and His Onyx Club Boys

    After You've Gone

    Performers: Jonah Jones, trumpet; Stuff Smith, violin; James Sherman, piano; Bobby Bennett, guitar; Mack Walker, bass; Cozy Cole, drums. 13 March 1936.

    • Time and Again.
    • Proper.
    • CD 118 CD 1.
  • Stuff Smith and His Onyx Club Boys

    My Blue Heaven

    Composer: Donaldson/Whiting Performers: Jonah Jones, trumpet; Stuff Smith, violin; James Sherman, piano; Bobby Bennett, guitar; Mack Walker, bass; Cozy Cole, drums; Raymond Smith, piano. 11 Feb 1936.

    • 1936 39.
    • Classics.
    • 706.
  • Stuff Smith and His Orchestra

    My Thoughts

    Performers: Jonah Jones, t; George Clark, ts; Stuff Smith, vn; Sam Allen, cel; Bernard Addison, g; John Brown, b; Herbie Cowans, d. Sept 1939.

    • That Naughty Waltz - Complete Tenor Sax Septets.
    • AB Fable.
    • 015.
  • Stuff Smith

    Bugle Call Rag

    Composer: Pettis/Meyers/Schoebel Performers: Stuff Smith, vn; Jimmy Jones, p; John Levy b. 1943. Also issued on 'The 1943 Trio World Jam Session Recordings' (Progressive Records).

    • Time and Again.
    • Proper.
    • CD 118 CD 2.
  • Stuff Smith

    Desert Sands

    Composer: Smith Performers: Stuff Smith, vn; Jimmy Jones, p; John Levy b. 1943.

    • Time and Again.
    • Proper.
  • Stuff Smith

    Stop Look

    Composer: Smith Performers: Stuff Smith, vn; Jimmy Jones, p; John Levy b. 1943. Also issued on 'Studio, Broadcast, Concert and Apartment Performances' (AB Fable).

    • Time and Again.
    • Proper.
    • CD 118 CD 2.
  • Nat King Cole

    I Know That You Know

    Composer: Youmans/Caldwell Performers: Stuff Smith, vn; Nat King Cole, v, p; John Collins, g; Charlie Harris, b; Lee Young, d. Los Angeles, Sept 1956.

    • Complete After Midnight Sessions.
    • Essential Jazz Classics.
    • 55405.
  • Stuff Smith/Dizzy Gillespie/Oscar Peterson

    Ja Da

    Composer: Carleton Performers: Stuff Smith, vn; Carl Perkins, p; Curtis Counce, b; Frank Butler, d. 21 Jan 1957.

    • Have Violin Will Swing.
    • Verve.
    • 521676 -2 CD1.
  • Stuff Smith

    Late Woman Blues

    Composer: Trad Performers: Stuff Smith, vn; Henri Chaix, p; Michel Guilleman, b; Wallace Bishop, d. 29 May 1965.

    • Masters of Jazz.
    • Storyville.
    • 101 8506.
  • Stephane Grappelli, Svend Asmussen, Jean Luc Ponty, Stuff Smith

    It Don't Mean a Thing

    Composer: Ellington Performers: Stephane Grappelli, Svend Asmussen, Jean Luc Ponty, Stuff Smith, v; Kenny Drew, p; NHOP, b; Alex Riel, d, Sep 30, 1966.

    • Violin Summit.
    • MPS.
    • 821303-2.

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