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Johnny Smith, (born John Henry Smith, Jr. on June 25, 1922 in Birmingham, Alabama - died June 11, 2013) was an American jazz guitarist, although he did not consider himself to be a musician in the idiom. His most critically acclaimed album was "Moonlight in Vermont" (one of Downbeat magazine's top two jazz records for 1952, featuring saxophonists Stan Getz and Zoot Sims). Smith's playing was characterized by closed-position chord voicings and rapidly ascending lines (reminiscent of Django, but more diatonic… read more

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  • Avatar for bloody72
    pozdrowienia ze Ślaska dla fanów Johnny Smith
  • Avatar for Teh_Killjoy
    Such and underrated player. RIP.
  • Avatar for moonjock
    RIP
  • Avatar for dreamtravel
    johnny smith is a skilled master guitarist! his renditions of beatle tunes are the best! wish they were on utube:)
  • Avatar for neomami
    JAZZ GUITAR 系大好きです。Johnny Smithのギターとっても優しくて大好き。日本人で聞いている方が殆ど居ないのがザンネンです。
  • Avatar for Similans
    Smooooth! I'm enchanted. :)
  • Avatar for JyotiMishra
    Yep, Dan is RIGHT!
  • Avatar for DanJGW
    Legend! great musician, check him out

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