Smithville (album)

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Smithville
Smithville (album).jpg
Studio album by Louis Smith
Released 1958
Recorded March 30, 1958
Studio Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 39:09 original LP
57:35 CD reissue
Label Blue Note
Louis Smith chronology
Here Comes Louis Smith
(1958)Here Comes Louis Smith1958
Smithville
(1958)
Just Friends
(1978)Just Friends1978

Smithville is the second album by American trumpeter Louis Smith recorded in 1958. It was Smith's final album released by Blue Note label.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]

The Allmusic review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine awarded the album 4 stars and stated "Stylistically, there are no surprises here -- this is mainstream bop and hard bop, comprised of original and contemporary bop numbers, as well as standards... It's a first-rate hard bop set that deserves wider distribution than it has received".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Louis Smith except where noted.

  1. "Smithville" – 11:04
  2. "Wetu" – 9:00
  3. "Embraceable You" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 7:06
  4. "There Will Never Be Another You" (Harry Warren, Mack Gordon) – 5:33
  5. "Later" – 6:26
  6. "Au Privave" (Charlie Parker) – 6:31 Bonus track on CD reissue
  7. "Bakin'" [aka "Tunesmith" – 6:23 Bonus track on CD reissue
  8. "There Will Never Be Another You" [mono take] (Warren, Gordon) – 5:32

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blue Note discography accessed October 20, 2010
  2. ^ a b Erlewine, S. T. Allmusic Review accessed October 20, 2010