Johnny Smith

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John Henry Smith Jnr., 25 June 1922, Birmingham, Alabama, USA. After first playing trumpet and violin, Smith took up the guitar, on which he became best known, although he continued to play trumpet in later years. In New York in the 40s Smith maintained steady employment as a studio musician, but also took part in after-hours bop sessions. In the early 50s a recording under his own name of ‘Moonlight In Vermont’, with Stan Getz, was greeted with great popular and critical acclaim. He... Read more

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jazz guitar
guitar
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