His technique became particularly recognized on his album Stringsville (1959, Atlantic).
Another relatively unknown unique characteristic about Lookofsky's playing is that the bebop solos on Stringsville were completely written out and arranged as opposed to improvised as most jazz musicians do.
An accomplished studio musician, Lookofsky also experimented heavily with multitrack recording in order to produce a unique sound with several overlaid violin tracks meant to imitate the sound of a horn section in a big band orchestra.
He continued his career as a classical symphony violinist later as concertmaster at ABC following Toscanini's retirement in 1954.
Stringsville was Lookofsky's one major feature release.
Aside from his classical and studio recording work, he was more often a contributing artist and/or arranger on other's albums.
The arrangement was heavily influenced by classical music.
Lookofsky also played strings on songs recorded by Stories, his son Michael's later band.
- Stringsville (1958, Atlantic)
- Together!/Miracle in Strings (1994 reissue, Columbia). Together! is an album by Herb Ellis and Stuff Smith
Selected albums appeared on
- The Ballad Artistry of Milt Jackson (Atlantic, 1959) - Milt Jackson
- Blues Shout (1960, Atlantic - Leo Wright)
- The Song Is Paris (1962, Impulse! - Jackie Paris)
- The Body & the Soul (1963, Impulse! - Freddie Hubbard)
- The Individualism of Gil Evans (1964, Verve - Gil Evans)
- Who Can I Turn To (1964, Sony Music - Tony Bennett)
- Sarah Vaughn Sings the Mancini Songbook (1965, Verve - Sarah Vaughan)
- Child Is Father to the Man (1968, Columbia - Blood, Sweat & Tears)
- Stone Flower (1970, CTI - Antônio Carlos Jobim)
- Smackwater Jack (1971, A&M Records - Quincy Jones)
- Marlena (1972, Blue Note - Marlena Shaw)
- Sophisticated Lou (1973, Blue Note - Lou Donaldson)
- Polar AC (1974, CTI - Freddie Hubbard)
- Night Lights (Elliott Murphy album) (1975, RCA - Elliott Murphy)
- Windjammer (1977, Columbia - Freddie Hubbard)
- Sounds...and Stuff Like That!! (1978, A&M Records - Quincy Jones)
- In Your Eyes (1978, Collectables - George Benson)
- "Collaboration" (1988 EmArcy, Helen Merrill / Gil Evans)
- Standards (1998, Rhino - Ray Charles)
Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry Lookofsky.