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Pat Smythe c1963 Pianist Pat Smythe was born in Edinburgh in 1923. He served in the RAF as a pilot and then took up law moving to London temporarily where he worked in Dizzy Reece's Quartet early in 1968. He then returned to Scotland to complete his law studies and became a practising solicitor. He soon moved back to London to become a professional musician, working and recording with Joe Harriott in the 1960s.
He played occasionally in Tubby Hayes' Quartet and during the 1960s he also led his own groups as well as doing theatre work. He led his own radio bands as well arranging for the BBC Radio Big Band and for the Danish Radio Big Band. He accompanied US musicians and vocalists including Stan Getz, Ben Webster, Sonny Stitt, Paul Gonsalves (with whom he recorded), Zoot Sims, Anita O'Day and Tony Bennett. During the 1970s he often worked with Kenny Wheeler as well as Ronnie Scott, Ronnie Ross, Tony Kinsey and Johnny Dankworth. During the 1970s and 1980s he often worked as accompanist for Elaine Delmar. He died in London in May, 1983.
Joe Harriott Quintet - November, 1960 (Free Form - Jazzland JLP49)
Joe Harriott (as), Shake Keane (tp), Pat Smythe (p), Coleridge Goode (b), Phil Seamen (d).
Formation#*/Coda#*/Abstract#*/Impression#/Parallel#*/Straight Lines#*/Calypso Sketches#*/Tempo#*/Modal^.
(#Gott Discs CD - Joe Harriott Quintet - Freeform)
(*Proper Box 4CD set - The Joe Harriott Story)

(*#^Fresh Sound 2CD set - Joe Harriott - Southern Horizons + Free Form + Abstract)

Joe Harriott Quintet - January 27th, 1961
Joe Harriott (as), Les Condon (tp), Pat Smythe (p), Coleridge Goode (b), Phil Seamen (d).
Moanin'*/Round About Midnight*/Coda*/Tempo*.
(*Jazz Academy CD - Genius)

Shake Keane Quintet - August 31st, 1961 (Columbia SEG8140)
Shake Keane (flhrn), Joe Harriott (as), Pat Smythe (p), Coleridge Goode (b), Tommy Jones (d).
How Say You/Morning Blue/Fidei/In My Condition.

Joe Harriott Quintet - November 22nd, 1961 (Columbia 33SX1477)
Joe Harriott (as), Shake Keane (tp), Pat Smythe (p), Coleridge Goode (b), Phil Seamen (d), Frank Holder (cga,bgo).
Tonal*#/Pictures*/Idioms*/Compound*.
(*Redial CD - Joe Harriott Quintet - Abstract)
(#SWP Records CD - The Late, Great Phil Seamen)
(*Fresh Sound 2CD set - Joe Harriott - Southern Horizons + Free Form + Abstract)

Pat Smythe Trio - January 23rd, 1962 (Pat Smythe Trio with Shake Keane - Columbia 33SX1452)
Shake Keane (flhrn), Pat Smythe (p), Dave Goldberg (g), Kenny Napper (b).
Nardis/Old Devil Moon/Mendacity.

In October, 2009 Gearbox Records released a limited edition vinyl 12" LP of a 1962 BBC Jazz for Moderns broadcast. This has never been available commercially before...
Joe Harriott Quintet - 1962 (Gearbox GB1503)
Joe Harriott (as), Shake Keane (flh,tp), Pat Smythe (p), Coleridge Goode (b), Bobby Orr (d).
Shepherd's Serenade/Pictures/Variations On Monk/Tonal.

Joe Harriott Quintet - May 10th, 1962 (Columbia 33SX1477)
Joe Harriott (as), Shake Keane (tp), Pat Smythe (p), Coleridge Goode (b), Bobby Orr (d).
Subject*/Shadows*/Oleo*.
(*Redial CD - Joe Harriott Quintet - Abstract)
(*Fresh Sound 2CD set - Joe Harriott - Southern Horizons + Free Form + Abstract)

In early 1963 the tenor sax player Paul Gonsalves recorded a quartet with a British backing trio. Tenor sax player Jackie Sharpe was added for two titles only...
Paul Gonsalves Quartet/Quintet - early 1963 (Boom-Jackie-Boom-Chick - Vogue LAE 587)
Paul Gonsalves (ts), Jackie Sharpe* (ts), Pat Smythe (p), Kenny Napper (b), Ronnie Stephenson (d).
I Should Care/Boom-Jackie-Boom Chick/If I Should Lose You/Poor Butterfly/Blue P.G./Taboo/Village Blues*/You Are Too Beautiful*.

Joe Harriott Quintet - 1963 (Movement - Columbia 33SX1627) (JM0964)
Joe Harriott (as), Shake Keane (tp), Pat Smythe (p), Coleridge Goode (b), Bobby Orr (d).
Movement*/Morning Blue*/Beams*/Count Twelve*/A Face In The Crowd*/Revival*/Blue On Blues*/Spaces*/Spiritual Blues*.
(*Vocalion CD - Movement / High spirits)

Joe Harriott Quintet - September 7th, 1964 (Columbia 33SX1692 - High Spirits) (JM0465)
Joe Harriott (as), Shake Keane (tp), Pat Smythe (p), Coleridge Goode (b), Bobby Orr (d).
Home Sweet Heaven*/If I Gave You*/Go Into Your Trance*/You'd Better Love Me*/I Know Your Heart*/Was She Prettier Than I*/Forever And a Day*/Something Tells Me*.
(*Vocalion CD - Movement / High spirits)

Joe Harriott / John Mayer Double Quintet - October 10th, 1965 (Indo Jazz Suite - Columbia SCX/SX6025)
Kenny Wheeler (tp), Chris Taylor (fl), Joe Harriott (as), Pat Smythe (p), John Mayer (vln,harpsichord), Diwan Motihar (sitar), Rick Laird (b), Allan Ganley (d), + tambura + tabla.
Overture*/Contrasts*/Raga Megha*/Raga Gaud-Saranga*.
(*Warner CD - Indo Jazz Suite)

Shake Keane / Bob Efford - early March, 1966 (That's The Noise - Ace of Clubs ACL1219) / (Vocalion CDSML8408)
Shake Keane (tp,flhrn), Bob Efford (ts,oboe), Olaf Vas (fl), Pat Smythe (p), Coleridge Goode (b), Bobby Orr (d).
It's Not Unusual/Colours/My Guy/As Years Go By/Walk On By/Mr. Tambourine Man/New Sunday/Morning Blue/Girl/You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'/Downtown/Fidel.

Joe Harriott / John Mayer - September 3rd and 4th, 1966 (Indo Jazz Fusions - Columbia SCX/SX6122)
Shake Keane (tp), Chris Taylor (fl), Joe Harriott (as), Pat Smythe (p), John Mayer (vln,harpsichord), Diwan Motihar (sitar), Coleridge Goode (b), Allan Ganley (d), + tambura + tabla.
Partita/Multani/Gana/Acka Raga/Subject.
(Redial CD - Indo Jazz Fusions I and II)

Joe Harriott / John Mayer - 1967 (Indo Jazz Fusions - Columbia SCX/SX6215)
Kenny Wheeler (tp,flhrn), Chris Taylor (fl), Joe Harriott (as), Pat Smythe (p), John Mayer (vln,harpsichord), Diwan Motihar (sitar), Coleridge Goode (b), Jackie Dougan (d), + tambura + tabla.
Raga Piloo/Song Before Sunrise/Purvi Variations/Mishra Blues.
(Redial CD - Indo Jazz Fusions I and II)

Joe Harriott - 1967 (Personal Portrait - Columbia SCX/SX6249)
Joe Harriott (as), Pat Smythe (p).
Abstract Doodle.

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - March 26th and April 1st, 1967 at the "Manchester Sports Guild" (Oh, Gee! Live in Manchester - Jasmine 2 CD set JASCD629)
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (ts), Harold McNair (as,fl), Pat Smythe (p), Kenny Napper (b), Tony Crombie (d).
Gal In Calico/On Green Dolphin Street/On A Clear Day/Moonlight In Vermont/The Shadow Of Your Smile/Four/Oh Gee!/Intermission Riff/West Coast Blues/Speak Low/This Is Always/The Chef/Lover/Land Of Dreams/Hey Jim/Intermission Riff.

Joe Harriott Quintet - June 20th, 1967 (Melodisc SLP12-150)
Joe Harriott (as), Stu Hamer (tp), Pat Smythe (p), Coleridge Goode (b), Phil Seamen (d).
Tuesday Morning Swing*/A Time For Love*/The Rake*/Blues In C*/Shepherd's Serenade*/Polka Dots And Moonbeams*/Strollin' South*/Just Goofin'*/Count Twelve.
(*Cadillac CD - Joe Harriott Quintet Swings High)
(*Proper Box 4CD set - The Joe Harriott Story)


Richard Rodney Bennett - c1971 (Jazz Calendar Suite - Philips 6500301)
Leon Calvert, Kenny Wheeler (tp), Keith Christie (tb), unknown (flhr) (tu), Duncan Lamont (as), Tony Coe (ts), Ronnie Ross (bs), Pat Smythe (p), Daryl Runswick (b), Kenny Clare (d), John Lanchberry (cond), Richard Rodney Bennett (arr).
Jazz Calendar Suite.

Tony Kinsey Big Band - February 17th, 1974 (Thames suite - Spotlite SPJ504)
Leon Calvert, Les Condon, Hank Shaw (tp), Keith Christie, Dave Horler, Geoff Perkins, Chris Smith (tb), Ronnie Chamberlain (sop,as), Peter King (as), Jimmy Hastings, Duncan Lamont (ts), Ronnie Ross (bs), Pat Smythe (el-p), Dick Abell (g), Lennie Bush (b), Tony Kinsey (d).
Sunbury Seminar*/Chertsey Mead*/Kingston Reach*/Backwater*/Henley Ho*.
(*Spotlite CD - Tony Kinsey: Thames Suite)

Elaine Delmar - c1976 (Elaine Delmar and Friends - Polydor 2681.010)
Elaine Delmar (vcl) acc by: Pat Smythe (p,el-p).
Bewitched/He Was Too good For Me/Looking For A Boy/Little Girl Blue/Spring Is Here/Nobody Else But Me.

Tony Kinsey Big Band - March 17, 1976 (Thames suite - Spotlite SPJ504)
Tony Fisher, Les Condon, Hank Shaw (tp), Keith Christie, Dave Horler, Bill Geldard, Maurice Pratt (tb), Ronnie Chamberlain (sop,as), Peter King (as), Jimmy Hastings, Duncan Lamont (ts), Ronnie Ross (bs), Pat Smythe (el-p), Louis Stewart (g), Lennie Bush (b), Tony Kinsey (d).
Hard Times*/Cookham Bridge*/Beachey Head*/Good Friday*.
(*Spotlite CD - Tony Kinsey: Thames Suite)

Wallace Southam - c1980s (Songs of Sunday Composer - Turret TRT101)
Alan Branscombe (p,vib), Pat Smythe (p), Kenny Napper, Jeff Clyne (b), Tony Crombie (d), Wallace Southam (comp).
(Unidentified titles).

Sandra King - On April 4th, 1982 vocalist Sandra King recorded live at the "Corcoran Gallery of Art" in Washington D.C., USA. She recorded fourteen titles accompanied by Pat Smythe (p,arr), and Tommy Cecil (b).
The album titled In a Concert of Vernon Duke was issued on Audiophile AP197 but was not released in the UK...


Peter King Quartet - July 4th, 1982 (New Beginning - Spotlite SPJ520)
Peter King (as), Pat Smythe (p), Ron Mathewson (b), Spike Wells (d).
Dream Dancing/Three Blonde Mice/Confirmation.


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