Louis Smith Catalog

1958 (age 27)

Here Comes Louis Smith  (Blue Note BLP 1584)

Louis Smith, trumpet; Cannonball Adderley as "Buckshot La Funke", alto sax; Duke Jordan, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Art Taylor, drums.
Audio Sonic Sound, NYC, February 4, 1958
Tribute To Brownie
Brill's Blues
South Side
Louis Smith, trumpet; Cannonball Adderley as "Buckshot La Funke", alto sax #1,3; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Doug Watkins, bass; Art Taylor, drums.
Audio Sonic Sound, NYC, February 9, 1958
1.Ande
2.Star Dust
3.Val's Blues
** also issued on Blue Note CDP 7243 8 52438 2 0.

Various Artists - The Other Side Of Blue Note 1500 Series  (Blue Note (J) BNJ-61008/10)

Louis Smith, trumpet; Charlie Rouse, tenor sax; Sonny Clark, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Art Taylor, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 30, 1958
tk.1Bakin' (aka Tunesmith)
tk.11Au Privave

Louis Smith - Smithville  (Blue Note BLP 1594)

Louis Smith, trumpet; Charlie Rouse, tenor sax; Sonny Clark, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Art Taylor, drums.: same session.
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 30, 1958
tk.8There Will Never Be Another You
tk.13Smithville
tk.16Embraceable You
tk.17Later
tk.18Wetu

1978 (age 47)

Louis Smith Quintet - Just Friends  (SteepleChase (D) SCS-1096)

Louis Smith, trumpet, flugelhorn; George Coleman, tenor sax; Harold Mabern, piano; Jamil Nasser, bass; Ray Mosca, drums.
March 19, 1978
Blues For Jimmy
Lulu
Vaughn's Bounce
I Remember Clifford
Oleo
Minor Bit
** also issued on SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31096.

Louis Smith Quintet - Just Friends  (SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31096)

Louis Smith, trumpet, flugelhorn; George Coleman, tenor sax; Harold Mabern, piano; Jamil Nasser, bass; Ray Mosca, drums.: same session.
March 19, 1978
Quiet Nights
** reissue of SteepleChase (D) SCS-1096 + 1 bonus track.

1979

Louis Smith Quintet - Prancin'  (SteepleChase (D) SCS-1121)

Louis Smith, trumpet, flugelhorn; Junior Cook, tenor sax; Roland Hanna, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Billy Hart, drums.
April 13, 1979
One For Nils
Chanson De Louise
Ryan's Groove
Fats
Prancin'
I Can't Get Started
** also issued on SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31121.

Louis Smith Quintet - Prancin'  (SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31121)

Louis Smith, trumpet, flugelhorn; Junior Cook, tenor sax; Roland Hanna, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Billy Hart, drums.: same session.
April 13, 1979
Chanson De Louise #2
** reissue of SteepleChase (D) SCS-1121 + 1 bonus track.

1990 (age 59)

Louis Smith Quartet - Ballads For Lulu  (SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31268)

Louis Smith, trumpet; Jim McNeely, piano; Bob Cranshaw, bass; Keith Copeland, drums.
March 22, 1990
A Portrait Of Jenny
Lulu
Time After Time
Polkadots And Moonbeams
Old Folks
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Laura
Cry Me A River
Don't Blame Me

1991 (age 60)

Louis Smith Sextet - Strike Up The Band  (SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31294)

Louis Smith, trumpet, flugelhorn; Vincent Herring, alto sax; Junior Cook, tenor sax; Kevin Hays, piano; Steve LaSpina, bass; Leroy Williams, drums.
SteepleChase Digital Studio, August, 1991
I Hear A Rhapsody
It's All Right
Don't Misunderstand
Edwaa
Stablemates
Lover
Night And Day
Strike Up The Band

1993

Louis Smith Quintet - Silvering  (SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31336)

Louis Smith, trumpet, flugelhorn; Von Freeman, tenor sax; Jodie Christian, piano; Eddie De Haas, bass; Wilbur Campbell, drums.
SteepleChase Digital Studio, April, 1993
I'll Remember April
Au Privave
Roadies
You Don't Know What Love Is
Body And Soul
Silvering
Stella By Starlight
Blues For Alice

1994

Louis Smith & Jodie Christian - The Very Thought Of You  (SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31361)

Louis Smith, trumpet; Jodie Christian, piano.
SteepleChase Digital Studio, October, 1994
My Ideal
Don't Take Your Love Away From Me
Mihoko's Tune
I Will Wait For You
But Not For Me
A Cottage For Sale
The Very Thought Of You
A Child Is Born
I Should Care

1995

Louis Smith Quintet - I Waited For You  (SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31385)

Louis Smith, trumpet; Vincent Herring, alto, tenor sax; Richard Wyands, piano; Dennis Irwin, bass; Kenny Washington, drums.
SteepleChase Digital Studio, November, 1995
Dig
Solar
I Waited For You
Walkin'
Half Nelson
Vierd Blues
Milestones
Bye Bye Blackbird

1997

Louis Smith Quintet - There Goes My Heart  (SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31415)

Louis Smith, trumpet; Bruce Williams, alto sax; George Cables, piano; Jay Anderson, bass; Al Harewood, drums.
SteepleChase Digital Studio, March, 1997
SGB
Ray's Idea
Abe's Axe
Prince Albert
You Don't Know What Love Is
Poor Butterfly
Blue Bossa
There Goes My Heart

Louis Smith - Soon  (SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31442)

Louis Smith, trumpet; Jimmy Greene, tenor sax; Andy LaVerne, piano; Jay Anderson, bass; Billy Drummond, drums.
September, 1997
Mike2
Soon
Angel Eyes
Autumn Leaves
Room 1426
I Should Care
All God's Children Got Rhythm

1998

Louis Smith - Once In A While  (SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31464)

Louis Smith, trumpet; Doug Raney, guitar; Hugo Rasmussen, bass; Keith Copeland, drums.
Audiophon Recording Studio, Allerod, Denmark, May, 1998
Just Friends
Once In A While
Over The Rainbow
Tune Up
Don't Blame Me
Once I Had A Secret Love
Sandu
There Is No Greater Love

2000

Louis Smith - The Bopsmith  (SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31489)

Louis Smith, trumpet; Jon Gordon, alto sax; Michael Weiss, piano; Jay Anderson, bass; Joe Farnsworth, drums.
April, 2000
Val's Blues
For Heaven's Sake
The Way You Look Tonight
I Love You
Ed's Love
A Ghost Of A Chance
Sweet Clifford

2003 (age 72)

Louis Smith Quintet - Louisville  (SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31552)

Louis Smith, trumpet; Jon Gordon, alto sax; Michael Cochrane, piano; Calvin Hill, bass; Jeff Hirshfield, drums.
April, 2003
Buzzy
Isfahan
Algo Bueno
I'll Close My Eyes
Ande
For All We Know
Days Of Wine And Roses
Scrapple From The Apple