Jabbo Smith

    Jabbo Smith

    • Jabbo Smith
    Jabbo Smith

    Jabbo Smith

    • Jabbo Smith

    Jabbo Smith

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        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 showed great promise. During 1925-1928 he was with Charlie Johnson's Paradise Ten, a top New York jazz group that made some classic recordings. Smith was on a recording session wi... Read more

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