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RIP Louis Smith

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Sad to read that. I like many of his later recordings for Steeple Chase.

Thank your for the music, Louis Smith!

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1 hour ago, Balladeer said:

Sad to read that. I like many of his later recordings for Steeple Chase.

Thank your for the music, Louis Smith!

There appeared to be a 20 year break in recording between his albums for Blue Note and SteepleChase (1958-1978).

So this month, we have lost Hutch, Mr. Smith, and a guy who worked closely with both of them at BN, RVG. :(

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Sad to read this.  Fine musician.

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Sad news ... big thumbs up for the Steeplechase releases here, too.

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Wow, more sad news. I will plays some of his music today.

RIP.

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A heartfelt good bye to a fine musician who was obviously also a good family man and a good teacher.

Thank you, Mr. Smith.

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woah....RIP

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Coincidentally, I listened to the excellent Smithville on Sunday for the first time in a few years and wondered how he was doing.  I'll have to check out some more of his leader dates and work as a sideman (particularly with Horace Silver).  Thank you for the music, Mr. Smith, and rest in peace.

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Sad news.  "Here Comes Louis Smith" just burns.  RIP.

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Sorry to hear this. Louis Smith recorded some fine music for Blue Note and Steeplechase. He was a sideman with Horace Siver for a short peiod. If I remember correctly, he was a faculty member at The University of Michigan for a number of years.

R.I.P.

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Sorry to hear this.  He was a fine trumpeter.  

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Oh, wow, missed this ... fell in love with his fat tone and fine playing right away when I first heard the old Conn CD of "Here's Louis Smith". Bought a few of his later Steeplechase albums then, as well as the reissue of his second Blue Note album ... and was overjoyed when that Horace Silver Quintet set with Smith on board turned up.

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Sorry to come across this. R.I.P.  Mr. Smith. While I'm at it, more than a few people here have made mention of his Steeplechase sessions. A few recommendations please?

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There aren't a whole bunch. Just jump in.

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I just checked and was surprised to see that there are at least a dozen Louis Smith Steeplechase recordings. Who knew?

edit - And thanks to Nils Winther for doing all of these Louis Smith recordings.

Edited by paul secor

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Hate to say this, but I thought he was already dead...

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I always looked forward to his visits to Chicago, with his lovely wife.

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Sheesh.  Didn't realize until seeing this that he had passed away.   Sad to hear.   Always enjoyed 'Val's Blues' on 'Here Comes LS'.      Doug Watkins on that one.  Nice.   

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