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  • Ray Callender wrote on April 02, 2012 report

    Never much of a technician? Whoa, you obviously haven't listened to his two records on Blue Note, Here Comes Louis Smith and Smithville, dude was playing so much trumpet that Phineas Newborn Jr., George Coleman, Frank Strozier, and all the other Memphis cats viewed him as the next Clifford Brown. He played with more technical brilliance than the vast majority of hard bop trumpeters of the late 50's. So that's definitely an erroneous statement to say the least!

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