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Jabbo Smith

Jabbo Smith
Born: Dec 24, 1908 in Pembroke, GA
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Died: Jan 16, 1991 in New York, NY
Genre: Jazz
Biography: Jabbo Smith had one of the oddest careers in jazz history. A brilliant trumpeter, Smith had accomplished virtually all of his most significant work by the time he turned 21, yet lived to be 82. He learned to play trumpet at the legendary Jenkins Orphanage in Charleston, and by the time he was 16, Smith ...Read full biography
The Complete Hidden Treasure Sessions, Vol. 1
Released: 1961
Label: Jazz Art
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In 1983 a pair of albums were released that consist of selections performed at two rehearsals in 1961 by trumpeter Jabbo Smith. These excerpts, which have erratic recording quality, would not be of much ...Read full review
Released: 1978
Label: Memories
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40 years after his last studio recordings as a leader, the way-over-the-hill trumpeter Jabbo Smith (who was ready to turn 70) began to attempt a long-overdue comeback. Jabbo tries his best on this set ...Read full review
More Jabbo Smith albums: Main Albums (4), Compilations (13)