HAL SMITH

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Hal Smith took up drumming in 1963. He was influenced by hearing classic jazz drummers in person: Ben Pollack, Wayne Jones, Fred Higuera and particularly Nick Fatool. Later he took lessons from Jake Hanna. Hal has also been inspired by the recordings of Big Sid Catlett, Dave Tough, Zutty Singleton, Jo Jones, Morey Feld, Gene Krupa, George Wettling and Ray Bauduc as well as many drummers of the '20s and '30s.

Hal has played in many well-known bands, including the Dukes of Dixieland, New Black Eagle Jazz Band, Jim Cullum Jazz Band, Butch Thompson Trio, Banu Gibson and New Orleans Hot Jazz, Grand Dominion Jazz Band, Yerba Buena Stompers, Climax Jazz Band, Silver Leaf Jazz Band and Jonathan Stout's Campus Five.

His own groups have included the Roadrunners (with Bobby Gordon and Rebecca Kilgore), Hal's Angels (with Anita Thomas and Katie Cavera), the New El Dorado Jazz Band, Jazz Chihuahuas, Down Home
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HAL SMITH Hal Smith's Rhythmakers With Butch Thompson album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hal Smith's Rhythmakers With Butch Thompson
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1984
HAL SMITH Hal Smith's California Swing Cats : Swing, Brother, Swing album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hal Smith's California Swing Cats : Swing, Brother, Swing
Vocal Jazz 1995

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