Terence "Terry" Smith (born 20 May 1943, West Norwood, South-East London) is a British jazz guitarist.
Biography [ edit ]
Twice winner of the
Melody Maker Music Polls, Smith spent the early 1960s playing with the Tony Lee Trio, before becoming Scott Walker's musical director and accompanying The Walker Brothers on their Japan tour in 1968. Returning to the UK, he recorded a solo album, Fall Out (1968), which was [1 ] produced by Scott Walker, and backed by UK jazz musicians of the day such as Kenny Wheeler, Les Condon, Ronnie Ross, Ronnie Stephenson, Gordon Beck, Ron Mathewson, Chris Karan, and Ray Warleigh. Smith went on to join the U.S. soul singer J.J. Jackson's Greatest Little Soul Band in the Land, with whom he recorded two LPs: (1969) and The Greatest Little Soul Band in the Land (1970). J.J. Jackson's Dilemma
In 1969, he teamed up with
saxophonists Dick Morrissey and Dave Quincy, also members of Jackson's band, to form the pioneering British jazz-rock group If. [1 ] [2 ]
Around that time he also appeared with Morrissey and other top British jazz musicians on Brother
Jack McDuff's Blue Note recording To Seek a New Home (1970).
Smith went on to record five albums with If's original line-up, as well as touring the U.S. and
Europe extensively. Following the break-up of If's first line-up, he co-founded another British band, ZZebra, also with Dave Quincy from If.
He met up again with Dick Morrissey and they appear together with leading Swedish jazz musicians and pop singer
Tommy Körberg for a live recording (1975). Don’t Get Around Much Anymore - Live at Bullerbyn
In 1981, Smith formed his own Blues Band in 1982 with
Jo Ann Kelly (vocals), Tony Ashton (organ) and Micky Waller (drums). As of October 2006, he is still active on the UK jazz circuit.
Discography [ edit ]
As leader/co-leader [ edit ]
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