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Louis Smith Smithville 2LP 45rpm 180 Gram Vinyl Blue Note Records Mono Music Matters Jazz RTI USA

Louis Smith Smithville 2LP 45rpm 180 Gram Vinyl Blue Note Records Mono Music Matters Jazz RTI USA Maximize
Artist: Louis Smith
Title: Smithville
Catalog Number: MM-BLP-1594
Label: Blue Note
Reissued by: Music Matters
Original release year: 1958
Reissue year: 2010
Number of discs: 2
Revolutions per minute: 45 rpm
Disc size: 12"
Vinyl Weight Grade: 180gr
Limited Edition: Yes
Numbered Edition: Yes
Total Item Weight: 682gr
Pressing country: USA
For Market Release in: USA
Added to catalog on: February 02, 2020
Collection: Music Matters Blue Note 45rpm Series
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From Music Matters impressive 45rpm Reissue Series, one of the best Blue Note titles and memorable Louis Smith session recorded by Rudy Van Gelder. Audiophile mastering from Original Analog Master Tapes by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman at AcousTech on 2LP 45rpm 180 gram vinyl pressed at RTI and presented in a luxurious gatefold cover with stunning high resolution session photos.



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  • Limited Edition
  • Numbered Edition
  • Only 1000 numbered Units available Worldwide
  • Remastered from the Original Rudy Van Gelder Blue Note Master Tapes
  • Remastered by Kevin Gray & Steve Hoffman at AcousTech
  • Double LP Cut at 45rpm for ultimate dynamics
  • 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl pressed at RTI USA
  • Ultra-Durable Extra Thick Album Covers
  • Gatefold Cover with Session Photos in stunning High Resolution



Louis Smith was one of the most vital jazz trumpeters of the late 1950s. His beautiful tone, fluent style and exciting solos competed with Lee Morgan and even Miles Davis. Smithville, from 1958, features him at the peak of his powers. Recorded the same year as Smith's heated appearance at the Newport Jazz Festival with Horace Silver, Smithville features the trumpeter interacting with tenor-saxophonist Charlie Rouse and pianist Sonny Clark on some stunning performances.

The title cut, a lengthy themeless blues, is full of creative solos, "Wetu" is explosive (with Rouse challenging Smith), and "Embraceable You" contains emotional solos that make the George Gershwin ballad sound brand new. Louis Smith proves to be a masterful player whose solos are full of surprises and honest emotions. Smithville is a gem that all hard bop collectors will cherish.

Like all Music Matters Jazz releases, this audiophile vinyl reissue is mastered from the original analog tape and pressed on 180g virgin vinyl at RTI in Camarillo, CA. The highest quality gatefold cover features original session photography on the inside.





Louis Smith, trumpet
Charlie Rouse, tenor saxophone
Sonny Clark, piano
Paul Chambers, bass
Art Taylor, drums

Track Listing:


1. Smithville
2. Wetu
3. Embraceable You
4. There Will Never Be Another You
5. Later


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