Pete Jacobs

Pete Jacobs

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This obscure but snappy swing drummer spent not much more than a decade in the music business, retiring due to ill health in 1937 and living on only into the early '50s. His recording career took place mainly between 1932 and 1937, resulting in almost 20 recordings of classic jazz. Mostly he is associated with Claude Hopkins, a superb pianist whose attributes included a low-key melodic approach, consistent determination as a bandleader, and a spontaneous approach to performance ... Read more

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