Here Comes Louis Smith

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Here Comes Louis Smith
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Studio album by Louis Smith
Released March/April 1958
Recorded February 4 (#1-2, 5) & February 9 (#3-4, 6), 1958
Audio Sonic Sound, Brill Building, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 42:17
Label Blue Note
BLP 1584
Producer Tom Wilson
Louis Smith chronology
Here Comes Louis Smith'

Here Comes Louis Smith is the debut album by American trumpeter Louis Smith recorded in 1958 and released on the Blue Note label.[1] Originally recorded for the Transition label, the company went out of business shortly afterwards and before the recording could be released. The album masters were acquired by Blue Note's Alfred Lion.[2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars and stated "Louis Smith had a brilliant debut on this Blue Note album, his first of two before becoming a full-time teacher".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Louis Smith except as indicated
  1. "Tribute to Brownie" (Duke Pearson) - 6:38
  2. "Brill's Blues" - 8:22
  3. "Ande" - 6:42
  4. "Stardust" (Hoagy Carmichael) - 5:20
  5. "South Side" - 8:38
  6. "Val's Blues" - 6:37



  1. ^ Blue Note discography accessed October 20, 2010
  2. ^ Ginell, Cary (2013). Walk Tall: The Music and Life of Julian "Cannonball" Adderley. Milwaukee, Wisconscin: Hal Leonard. p. 33. 
  3. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed October 20, 2010