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Putter Smith as Mr. Kidd (right) alongside Bruce Glover as Mr. Wint during filming of Diamonds Are Forever
January 19, 1941
California, United States
|Occupation||Jazz bassist, recording artist, music teacher, author, actor|
He has performed in concert halls and jazz clubs in the USA, Europe and Asia.
A professional jazz bassist, Smith has appeared on numerous releases throughout his career including the 1975 Pat Britt album entitled Jazzman (Vee-Jay International) and the 1987 Alan Broadbent Trio album entitled Another Time (Trend Records).
Smith has also authored various jazz-related instructional books including 2000's Improvising Handbook for Double Bass and Bass Clef Instruments (Ludwin Music) and 2011's Jazz Bass Improvisation: A Guide to Chords, Scales, Arpeggios & Other Concepts and Techniques for the Advancing Bassist (Musicians Institute Press).
Smith is also known for his movie role as assassin Mr. Kidd, played alongside Mr. Wint (Bruce Glover), in the 1971 James Bond movie, Diamonds Are Forever, starring Sean Connery as 007. IMDB gives his other film performances as "In the Mood" (1987) and "Thy Neighbor" (a 1984 American television-film, not the 1973 British film ; this film does not appear to have a Wikipedia page)."
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