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Here Comes Louis Smith
     

Here Comes Louis Smith

by Louis Smith
 

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Louis Smith had a brilliant debut on this Blue Note album, his first of two before becoming a full-time teacher. The opener (Duke Pearson's "Tribute to Brownie") was a perfect piece for Smith to interpret, since his style was heavily influenced by Clifford Brown (who had died the previous year). He is also

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Louis Smith had a brilliant debut on this Blue Note album, his first of two before becoming a full-time teacher. The opener (Duke Pearson's "Tribute to Brownie") was a perfect piece for Smith to interpret, since his style was heavily influenced by Clifford Brown (who had died the previous year). He is also in excellent form on four of his basic originals and takes a particularly memorable solo on a haunting rendition of "Stardust." Altoist Cannonball Adderley (who used the pseudonym of "Buckshot La Funke" on this set, a name later used by Branford Marsalis), Duke Jordan or Tommy Flanagan on piano, bassist Doug Watkins, and drummer Art Taylor make for a potent supporting cast, but the focus is mostly on the criminally obscure Louis Smith. After cutting his second Blue Note set and switching to teaching, Smith would not record again as a leader until 1978. All bop and '50s jazz fans are strongly advised to pick up this CD reissue before it disappears.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/11/2008
Label:
Blue Note Records
UPC:
5099951438128
catalogNumber:
14381
Rank:
79871

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Performance Credits

Louis Smith   Primary Artist,Trumpet
Cannonball Adderley   Alto Saxophone
Tommy Flanagan   Piano
Duke Jordan   Piano
Art Taylor   Drums
Doug Watkins   Bass,Upright Bass

Technical Credits

Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Leonard Feather   Original Liner Notes
Duke Pearson   Composer
Louis Smith   Composer
Michael Cuscuna   Reissue Producer
Alfred Lion   Producer
Tom Wilson   Producer
Francis Wolff   Cover Photo
Bob Blumenthal   Liner Notes
Reid Miles   Cover Design
Amanda Wray   Reissue Design

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