A Tribute to Stuff Smith

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A Tribute to Stuff Smith
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Studio album by
Released1992
RecordedSeptember 20, 21 & 22, 1992
Genre Jazz
Length42:45
Label Soul Note
Producer Flavio Bonandrini
Billy Bang chronology
Valve No. 10
(1988)
A Tribute to Stuff Smith
(1992)
Spirits Gathering
(1996)

A Tribute to Stuff Smith is an album by the American jazz violinist Billy Bang recorded in 1992. The album was released on the Italian Soul Note label and features songs written by or associated with violinist Stuff Smith (1909-1967). Bang is supported by pianist and former Smith collaborator Sun Ra (in a rare sideman appearance), bassist John Ore and drummer Andrew Cyrille. [1]

Contents

Reception

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars: "Ra was a bit hemmed in by the concept, and his conception of time was different than Bang's, so there is a certain amount of tension in the music. Also, Billy Bang has a much rougher sound and a freer style than Stuff Smith, but the end results are well worth hearing". [2]

Professional ratings
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Track listing

  1. "Only Time Will Tell" (Stuff Smith) - 5:33
  2. "Satin Doll" (Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Billy Strayhorn) - 8:01
  3. "Deep Purple" (Peter DeRose, Mitchell Parish) - 6:24
  4. "Bugle Blues" (Smith) - 2:52
  5. "A Foggy Day" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 3:58
  6. "April in Paris" (Vernon Duke, E. Y. Harburg) - 5:18
  7. "Lover Man" (Jimmy Davis, Ram Ramirez, James Sherman) - 6:27
  8. "Yesterdays" (Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern) - 4:12

Personnel

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References

  1. Soul Note discography accessed July 12, 2011
  2. 1 2 Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed July 12, 2011
  3. Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (9th ed.). London: Penguin. p. 75. ISBN   978-0-14-103401-0.