Louis Smith Discography

1958 (age 27)

Louis Smith Quintet

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 BrownieTransition TRLP 30; Blue Note 45-1701, BLP 1584
Brill's BluesTransition TRLP 30; Blue Note 45-1700, BLP 1584
South SideTransition TRLP 30; Blue Note BLP 1584
* Transition TRLP 30   Here Comes Louis Smith (not released)
* Blue Note BLP 1584, CDP 7243 8 52438 2 0   Here Comes Louis Smith
* Blue Note 45-1701   Louis Smith - Tribute To Brownie / Star Dust
* Blue Note 45-1700   Louis Smith - Brill's Blues, Part 1 & 2

Louis Smith Quintet

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.AndeTransition TRLP 30; Blue Note BLP 1584
2.Star DustTransition TRLP 30; Blue Note 45-1701, BLP 1584
3.Val's BluesTransition TRLP 30; Blue Note BLP 1584
* Transition TRLP 30   Here Comes Louis Smith (not released)
* Blue Note BLP 1584, CDP 7243 8 52438 2 0   Here Comes Louis Smith
* Blue Note 45-1701   Louis Smith - Tribute To Brownie / Star Dust

Louis Smith Quintet

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)Blue Note (J) BNJ-61008/10
tk.8There Will Never Be Another YouBlue Note BLP 1594
tk.11Au PrivaveBlue Note (J) BNJ-61008/10
tk.13SmithvilleBlue Note 45-1715, BLP 1594
tk.16Embraceable YouBlue Note BLP 1594
tk.17Later-
tk.18Wetu-
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61008/10   Various Artists - The Other Side Of Blue Note 1500 Series
* Blue Note BLP 1594   Louis Smith - Smithville
* Blue Note 45-1715   Louis Smith - Smithville, Part 1 & 2

1978 (age 47)

Louis Smith Quintet

Louis Smith, trumpet, flugelhorn; George Coleman, tenor sax; Harold Mabern, piano; Jamil Nasser, bass; Ray Mosca, drums.
March 19, 1978
Blues For JimmySteepleChase (D) SCS-1096
Lulu-
Vaughn's Bounce-
Quiet NightsSteepleChase (D) SCCD-31096
I Remember CliffordSteepleChase (D) SCS-1096
Oleo-
Minor Bit-
* SteepleChase (D) SCS-1096, SCCD-31096   Louis Smith Quintet - Just Friends

1979

Louis Smith Quintet

Louis Smith, trumpet, flugelhorn; Junior Cook, tenor sax; Roland Hanna, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Billy Hart, drums.
April 13, 1979
One For NilsSteepleChase (D) SCS-1121
Chanson De Louise-
Ryan's Groove-
Fats-
Prancin'-
I Can't Get Started-
Chanson De Louise #2SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31121
* SteepleChase (D) SCS-1121, SCCD-31121   Louis Smith Quintet - Prancin'

1990 (age 59)

Louis Smith Quartet

Louis Smith, trumpet; Jim McNeely, piano; Bob Cranshaw, bass; Keith Copeland, drums.
March 22, 1990
A Portrait Of JennySteepleChase (D) SCCD-31268
Lulu-
Time After Time-
Polkadots And Moonbeams-
Old Folks-
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes-
Laura-
Cry Me A River-
Don't Blame Me-
* SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31268   Louis Smith Quartet - Ballads For Lulu

1991 (age 60)

Louis Smith Sextet

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 RhapsodySteepleChase (D) SCCD-31294
It's All Right-
Don't Misunderstand-
Edwaa-
Stablemates-
Lover-
Night And Day-
Strike Up The Band-
* SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31294   Louis Smith Sextet - Strike Up The Band

1993

Louis Smith Quintet

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 AprilSteepleChase (D) SCCD-31336
Au Privave-
Roadies-
You Don't Know What Love Is-
Body And Soul-
Silvering-
Stella By Starlight-
Blues For Alice-
* SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31336   Louis Smith Quintet - Silvering

1994

Louis Smith - Jodie Christian Duo

Louis Smith, trumpet; Jodie Christian, piano.
SteepleChase Digital Studio, October, 1994
My IdealSteepleChase (D) SCCD-31361
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-
* SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31361   Louis Smith & Jodie Christian - The Very Thought Of You

1995

Louis Smith Quintet

Louis Smith, trumpet; Vincent Herring, alto, tenor sax; Richard Wyands, piano; Dennis Irwin, bass; Kenny Washington, drums.
SteepleChase Digital Studio, November, 1995
DigSteepleChase (D) SCCD-31385
Solar-
I Waited For You-
Walkin'-
Half Nelson-
Vierd Blues-
Milestones-
Bye Bye Blackbird-
* SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31385   Louis Smith Quintet - I Waited For You

1997

Louis Smith Quintet

Louis Smith, trumpet; Bruce Williams, alto sax; George Cables, piano; Jay Anderson, bass; Al Harewood, drums.
SteepleChase Digital Studio, March, 1997
SGBSteepleChase (D) SCCD-31415
Ray's Idea-
Abe's Axe-
Prince Albert-
You Don't Know What Love Is-
Poor Butterfly-
Blue Bossa-
There Goes My Heart-
* SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31415   Louis Smith Quintet - There Goes My Heart

Louis Smith Quintet

Louis Smith, trumpet; Jimmy Greene, tenor sax; Andy LaVerne, piano; Jay Anderson, bass; Billy Drummond, drums.
September, 1997
Mike2SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31442
Soon-
Angel Eyes-
Autumn Leaves-
Room 1426-
I Should Care-
All God's Children Got Rhythm-
* SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31442   Louis Smith - Soon

1998

Louis Smith Quartet

Louis Smith, trumpet; Doug Raney, guitar; Hugo Rasmussen, bass; Keith Copeland, drums.
Audiophon Recording Studio, Allerod, Denmark, May, 1998
Just FriendsSteepleChase (D) SCCD-31464
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-
* SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31464   Louis Smith - Once In A While

2000

Louis Smith Quintet

Louis Smith, trumpet; Jon Gordon, alto sax; Michael Weiss, piano; Jay Anderson, bass; Joe Farnsworth, drums.
April, 2000
Val's BluesSteepleChase (D) SCCD-31489
For Heaven's Sake-
The Way You Look Tonight-
I Love You-
Ed's Love-
A Ghost Of A Chance-
Sweet Clifford-
* SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31489   Louis Smith - The Bopsmith

2003 (age 72)

Louis Smith Quintet

Louis Smith, trumpet; Jon Gordon, alto sax; Michael Cochrane, piano; Calvin Hill, bass; Jeff Hirshfield, drums.
April, 2003
BuzzySteepleChase (D) SCCD-31552
Isfahan-
Algo Bueno-
I'll Close My Eyes-
Ande-
For All We Know-
Days Of Wine And Roses-
Scrapple From The Apple-
* SteepleChase (D) SCCD-31552   Louis Smith Quintet - Louisville