Love – Jabbo Smith - Hot Antic Jazz Band 1982
In another clip of Jabbo Smith playing in concert with France’s Hot Antic Jazz Band we hear “Love”, another composition by Jabbo.
Jabbo is now 74, but in the late twenties he became world famous with a band which was called The Rhythm Aces. He recorded on Brunswick Records in straight competition with Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five on the Okeh label.
He quit playing professionally in the late thirties and started again in the later sixties.
In 1982 Michel Bastide of the Hot AnticJazz Band from the south of France was able to get Jabbo and organized a tour with concerts in France and Italy.
Hot Antic Jazz Band consists of Michel Bastide on trumpet and trombone, Jean Francois Bonnel clarinet, Gilles Berrut piano, Jean-Pierre Dubois banjo and Christian Lafevre tuba.