Stuff Smith - Stuff Smith, Dizzy Gillespie & Oscar Peterson (1994)

Stuff Smith - Stuff Smith, Dizzy Gillespie & Oscar Peterson (1994)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 2 CDs - 25 Tracks | 2:26:41 | 327 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Verve Records

The great swing violinist Stuff Smith had not recorded as a leader since 1945 when producer Norman Granz got him to make three albums for Verve during a three-month period. Smith, who was still very much in his prime, recorded 11 selections (one previously unissued) with pianist Carl Perkins, either Red Callender or Curtis Counce on bass and Oscar Bradley or Frank Butler on drums (Have Violin Will Swing), jammed nine numbers (three released for the first time here) with the Oscar Peterson Trio (for the album titled Stuff Smith), and on five tunes teamed up with trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie and a rhythm section (Dizzy Gillespie-Stuff Smith); all are reissued in full on this generous two-CD set from 1994. In each of the settings, the violinist excels, making this an easily recommended and very satisfying release. (



01. It’s Wonderful
02. Comin’ thru the Rye
03. Ja-Da
04. (Back Home Again in) Indiana
05. Calypso
06. Blow, Blow, Blow
07. I Wrote My Song
08. Oh, but It Is
09. Stop, Look
10. Would You Object?
11. Crazy Rhythm
12. Desert Sands
13. Soft Winds
14. Things Ain’t What They Used to Be
15. Time And Again (aka Don’t You Think?)
16. I Know that You Know


01. It Don’t Mean a Thing (if It Ain’t Got that Swing)
02. In A Mellotone
03. Heat Wave
04. Body and Soul
05. Rio Pakistan
06. It’s Only a Paper Moon
07. Purple Sounds
08. Russian Lullaby
09. Oh, Lady Be Good!


Oscar Lee Bradley - Drums
Ray Brown - Bass
Frank Butler - Drums
Red Callender - Bass
Curtis Counce - Bass
Dizzy Gillespie - Trumpet
J.C. Heard - Drums
Wynton Kelly - Piano
Barney Kessel - Guitar
Carl Perkins - Piano
Oscar Peterson - Piano
Stuff Smith - Violin
Alvin Stoller - Drums
Paul E. West - Bass